The Covenant of Genesis (Wilde/Chase 4)
Description In the brilliant fourth book from Andy McDermott, Nina Wilde must battle the Covenant of Genesis if she is to find the world's greatest archaeological treasure Off the coast of Indonesia, archaeologist Nina Wilde makes an explosive find: evidence of a settlement that existed over a hundred thousand years before any previously known civilisation. But when her ship is attacked, it becomes clear that the clandestine religious group calling itself the Covenant of Genesis will stop at nothing to prevent her from revealing this knowledge.
With her fiance Eddie Chase, Nina embarks upon a dangerous worldwide search to expose the Covenant of Genesis - and the incredible secret they will kill to conceal. Is she about to discover the greatest legend of all time? Other books in this series. Add to basket.
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But why? Such a discovery would contradict the creation mythology they share.. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title.
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View 1 comment. Entertaining but implausible. Sep 28, A. There's a feeling Andy McDermott was waiting two books to tell this story, and in a way The Covenant of Genesis feels like the first true sequel to The Hunt For Atlantis - the two books in the middle side-stories without the scope of that first novel, but Covenant gets right back to the same level of epic canvas and character development.
I wouldn't say its quite as good a tale as Atlantis, but it's very close - a genuinely interesting McGuffin at its heart which the plot builds excellently towa There's a feeling Andy McDermott was waiting two books to tell this story, and in a way The Covenant of Genesis feels like the first true sequel to The Hunt For Atlantis - the two books in the middle side-stories without the scope of that first novel, but Covenant gets right back to the same level of epic canvas and character development.
I wouldn't say its quite as good a tale as Atlantis, but it's very close - a genuinely interesting McGuffin at its heart which the plot builds excellently towards. It's not without its faults, but on the whole it's a rollicking read. As a result it feels personal in a way Atlantis did, the search for the Garden of Eden driven by several catalysts, and it's a stroke of genius to throw Sophia into the mix as a 'good guy', allowing for plenty of snide remarks and internal tension along the way.
McDermott gets back much more into Tomb Raider territory here - ancient dives in Indonesia, ancient cities under Antarctica and, of course, the mythical Garden mean less time is spent in James Bond territory, and that's not necessarily a bad thing here. It adds more wonder to the piece, and while your jaw may not drop at the Genesis revelations Assassins Creed has covered much the same myth , they're entertaining when wrapped up in the conspiracy element of the Covenant and the corrupt US forces, allowing McDermott to really channel Reichenbach Falls for part of his climax.
Shame parts are wonky then. Far too many characters fill this, antagonists mainly, meaning only really Sophia comes across as anything resembling an interesting 'bad guy'. All the stuff with President Dalton is utterly daft too and hard to swallow even with the fantastic writing of these books. Yet overall, it just gets a four-star for being very entertaining fluff and nonsense, with two leads who remain incredibly fun and likeable. Switch off your brain and thoroughly enjoy. Apr 20, Veronica rated it it was ok. Mar 23, Gemma Feltham rated it it was amazing.
But in order to fully appreciate the complexity and depth of the character development, I strongly recommend you read the series in chronological order.
go here Overall it is a consistent, well written piece of work. It is also extremely well paced throughout. The novel is action packed to the brim, but appears to be consistently well researched. Despite the pace, there was the odd occasion when I wished I could skip forward to the answer. McDermott offers his readers some truly brilliant scenes, but he also creates fantastic plot twists that are both incredulous but entirely believable at the same time- always keeping the reader fully immersed and engaged in the story. For the severely squeamish reader beware of descriptive paragraphs throughout those chapters, which detail blood and the deaths of various Covenant members amongst others.
I found myself physically flinching at the breaking of bones. But this level of detail is a testament and credit to McDermott, as he shows that gore and death can accentuate a novel. In the chapters of The Covenant of Genesis, the reader is confronted with multiple deaths throughout, and the imaginative mishaps are not used sparingly. But this level of adaptation from this concept is sincerely new to me as a reader.
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The clearly researched but also imaginative descriptions of each location from Antarctica to Sudan are eloquent, consistent and believable- you can see the landscape in your mind as the events unfold. The ending may be far from what a sympathetic reader might want. May 19, Jeninne rated it really liked it Shelves: strong-female-lead , action-adventure , amazing-supporting-characters , strong-male-lead , this-book-wll-teach-you-things.
Well, fictitiously at least. What I really liked about this book is that Nina and Eddie are starting to do things on their own, things outside their comfort zone. And when they were apart, they were only doing what they knew how to do, which made for a bit of boring reading at times. But now, starting with this book, we have Nina starting to kick some major ass.
Likewise, Eddie is usually the stereotypical brute force, and kind of the butt of the joke when it comes to archeological sense. I also actually really liked the inclusion of Sophia, which is odd, because I really hated her the first time around. But now it seems more like because Eddie and Nina are more established and solid as both characters and in the romantic sense, Sophia is the good kind of friction. She and Nina had great chemistry.
She and Eddie had great chemistry. And as always, the plot of this book was amazing. The plot was well thought through, with good pacing, a good deal of fun environments, and cleverness that I really liked.