Phobos

Phobos : Mayan Fear

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A dazzling look at Mayan mythology incarnate from "New York Times" bestselling author Steve AltenFor two thousand years, the Mayan Calendar has prophesied the end of mankind on a date equating to December 21st, 2012. As that day approaches, greed, corruption, economic collapse, and violence seem to be pushing our species to the predicted brink of disaster. But there is another Doomsday threat looming in our near future, a very real threat that can wipe-out not only humanity but our entire planet. "Phobos: Mayan Fear," Steve Alten's third book in the Mayan Prophecy series, is a doomsday rollercoaster ride of adventure that follows Immanuel Gabriel to the end of the world and back again for one last shot at salvation. During Immanuel's journey with his deceased grandfather, archaeologist Julius Gabriel, Julius reveals everything the Mayans knew and feared--from the secrets of creation that predate the Big Bang to the existence of extraterrestrials that have come to Earth to save our species. The universe is not what it seems, nor is human existence. The ticking clock of physicality that begins at conception and terminates with our final breath is neither the end nor the beginning, but an elaborate ruse constructed as a test. We are failing miserably.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 160.02 x 236.22 x 35.56mm | 557.92g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0765330334
  • 9780765330338
  • 1,257,115

About Steve Alten

Steve Alten is the best-selling author of the Meg series, including "Meg: Hell's Aquarium." A native of Philadelphia, he earned a Bachelor's degree from Penn State, a Masters from the University of Delaware, and a Doctorate from Temple University. He is the founder and director of Adopt-An-Author, a free nationwide teen reading program used in thousands of secondary school classrooms across the country to excite reluctant readers.show more

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Praise for "Domain: ""A chilling, deeply researched peek into our ancient past. Jarring, frightening, thrilling." --James Rollins, "New York"" Times" bestselling author of "The Last Oracle""An eye-bugging, white-knuckle flight of a book that hurtles along with the velocity of an asteroid from the ancient world to the twenty-first century on an unforgettable doomsday mission." --"Rocky Mountain News""Alten draws clever parallels with Mayan myths in this ripping space-age yarn." --"Publishers Weekly"show more

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2 14% (94)
1 8% (53)
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