Book Review – The Gods Of Atlantis

by David Gibbins (Headline) ISBN 9780755353996

The legendary island of Atlantis is lost beneath the sea for all time. High priests flee for their lives and hide up their greatest treasures.

In Germany in 1945, Nazi officials murder their families and commit suicide as an extremist Nazi Regime appears to pursue archaeological treasures of the past. Present day in the Black Sea, Jack Howard discovers an ancient piece of writing that suggests a different outcome of ancient Atlantis. He utilizes his extensive archaeological knowledge from excursions around the world and links the Atlantis findings with the obscure plans of the Nazi Reich. Jack and his team use their resources to search for the truth.

David Gibbins has a firm understanding of the historical facts detailed in the book. He bounds from one time period to another with purpose and clarity. The background story of Atlantis is compelling as are the mysteries and horrors revealed during World War II. Gibbins is able to guide the reader with the character, Jack Howard, who is able to bring us to an overall understanding in his search for the truth.

Liz Breet

Posted on: 22nd November 2012