Max Hawthorne has done it again! I’ve been eagerly awaiting this book, and it was well worth the wait! I highly recommend “Kronos Rising” and Kronos Rising: Kraken” to any science fiction, horror, adventure, and/or paleo-fiction fan. If you enjoyed “Jaws” and “Jurassic Park”, you MUST read this series. It is, in my opinion, easily the best science fiction/adventure series of its genre that I’ve ever read! Now I’m anxiously awaiting the next book!
Willis S Beyer
“Let me start by saying that one of my dream jobs when I was a kid was to be a marine biologist, but there’s just *one* little problem. I have this fear of the water. Well, not the water, really, but what lives inside it. You see, I saw Jaws when I was young, and I live on the Gulf Of Mexico where part of it was filmed…heck I actually work with a lady who was an extra in one of the sequels, so you can see how all of that conspired to keep my feet firmly on dry land. But I never lost my fascination with the sea, and authors like Benchley, Alten, and now Max Hawthorne thrill me like no others.
In his Kronos Rising series, Max has raised the bar. No longer are orcas and sharks the scariest critters in the world’s oceans. An underwater earthquake has unleashed a magnificently terrifying beast from the earth’s far distant past, and it is adapting to its new surroundings like a champ. There’s a new (ancient) top predator species and they have found that humans are crunchy and taste good, with or without ketchup.”
This book really kept me at the edge of my seat the whole time!! Just when you thought it was over…..
Much different from Kronos (by Jeremy Robinson). This one was more of a “Monster” story.
I just finished Kronos Rising Kraken and I’m dying for part 2. The opening scene where you introduced the 80-foot Megalodon Ursula was incredible:
“Relishing the cold water rushing through her gills, the monstrous female continued on, secure in her power. Her species had worn many guises over the millennia. To the ancient Fijians, who trembled at the
sight of their gigantic dorsal fins, they were Dakuwaqa. Among pre-colonization Hawaiians, who worshipped them as gods, they were known as Kauhuhu. And, most recently, to infuriated Norwegian whalers, whose kills she repeatedly purloined, she was Tyvaktige Tispe – “thieving bitch.”
But to the rest of the world, she was something more. She was a terrifying force of nature, one that had been vilified in book, film and fable for the last fifty years. She was also a notorious whale-eater, and to many, a mythical devourer of men. More than anything else, she was the largest carnivorous fish in the history of the world.
She was Megalodon.“
Gave me chills. I can’t wait to see your version of Megalodon fight a pliosaur. With so many monster shark books out there it was a breath of fresh (or maybe salt) water to see a new take on my favorite fish. Thank you!
Throughout KRONOS RISING, I found myself holding my breath without even realizing it- until the scene was over, and then taking a deep cleansing breath!! I enjoyed every word, character description, the reality of the “monster”, the conflict of good vs evil… the length of the book allowed the author and the reader to savor the chapters, and not miss one important detail. The reader never feels cheated, and is given such rich descriptions through the characters experiences!!
I love ocean thrillers (I was attacked by a shark at the age of 14), and I this is among the absolute very best I have read. And now I am on to the sequel!!
PS…KRONOS RISING was a thrill ride and would make the most AMAZING movie!!