Downloads · Community · Exclusives · Promotions · Reader Guides · How To Buy Books; Merchandise · Contact · Ask Jim · Autographs · Requests · Newsletter. A freak explosion in the British museum in London ignites a perilous race for an earth-shaking power source buried deep beneath the sands of history. Painter. Nationally bestselling author James Rollins has transported readers to the dark heart of the Amazon, the bowels of the earth, far below the ocean, and the top of.
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A freak explosion in the British museum in London ignites a perilous race for an earth-shaking power source buried deep beneath the sands of history. Painter Crowe is an agent for Sigma Force, a covert arm of the Defense Department tasked with keeping dangerous scientific discoveries out of enemy hands. But Painter has competition. A band of ruthless mercenaries, led by a former friend and ally, are also intent on claiming the prize, and they will destroy anyone who gets in their way.
Ancient history collides with cutting-edge science—with the safety of the world at stake! The purchase of an eBook rolllns is not required to read books. For more information, click here. Being an armchair archaeologist, I’m always fascinated by bits of history that end in a question mark. That’s where I love to center stories around. I had heard of Ubar, the lost city of the Arabian sands, a city that is the Koran’s equivalent to Sodom and Gomorrah. I knew there was a story there.
According to the Koran, the city was populated by wizards and other evil men, and God eventually destroyed the city and buried it under the sands. For the longest time, Ubar was considered just a mythological place I have, and I desperately want to go back.
The landscape is so striking and varied, from its lush gardens trickling with waterfalls to its vast stretches of wind-swept dunes. But more than anything, it’s the entire region’s mix of history and mythology, religion and superstition, the ancient and the modern.
With every step, this strange dichotomy calls out to you I have a cardboard file iames at home where I toss articles and handwritten notes that I collect from reading magazines: The box is not organized, it’s messy. Somewhere down at the bottom there are probably mice nesting. But I love that chaos. Strange and intriguing bits end up next to each other sandstirm the box, things I would not have connected together on my own, but the pure randomness of the contents of the box bring them together, and I begin to see how they might connect.
Sometimes those connections become stories. At that point, I begin to visualize who might be involved in such a story, and the plot starts to grow. There sandstrom parts of me in all the characters — good and bad. I also borrow traits from friends and family, from people I meet and talk to. I’m always looking for quirks that really flesh out a character.
But that’s one of joys of writing — or reading — for a time, you can be that character. Technology all by itself is not that interesting. What I find fascinating about new technology is how it challenges a society, physically and morally.
Such as with cloning or stem cell research or something we have yet to imagine. That’s the fodder for great storytelling. And societies don’t form out of a vacuum. Their foundations sadstorm based on a history that is oftentimes equal part fact and fiction. Blend these two ingredients, and some great stories emerge that reflect who we are, where we came from, and most importantly where we are heading.
My publishers deserve credit for breaking barriers with the mass market editions of my books.
Sandstorm (Sigma Force, book 1) by James Rollins
With my first book, Subterranean, my publishers took a chance by sandsstorm a multiple step-back cover — the first of its kind. They pulled jsmes all the stops when releasing Sandstorm with a lenticular holographic jmes, employing a new patented technology. As a writer who delves into new sciences, what could be more gratifying? The Road to Ubar tells the story of that amateur archaeologist and how he discovered the buried city.
The place was eventually excavated and can be visited today. The fate of the city was also revealed during this archaeological dig. In ancient times, a giant sinkhole had opened up under the city and swallowed half the town. It was taken as a warning from God and the place was abandoned by its superstitious inhabitants. Eventually the desert sands swept back over the city, and it vanished into history and mythology.
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Do you have an idea of the era or rollind pic you want to explore and then come up with a plot and characters, or is it the other way around? I have a cardboard file box at home where I toss articles and handwritten notes that I collect from How much of you is in the character of Painter Crowe?
I also borrow traits from friends and In Sandstorm you combine elements of myths with science. What issues are you most passionate about?
Sandstorm (Sigma Force, #1) by James Rollins
Legends of the past or new technologies? Jammes I find fascinating about new technology The mass market edition of Sandstorm had an amazing cover. How did they do that? What was your main source of inspiration? The Road to Ubar tells the story of that amateur archaeologist and how he discovered the bu Amazon Amazon, rollins Fortune company based in Seattle, Washington, is the global leader in e-commerce.
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