Landon Thorne is a disgraced archaeologist, a laughing stock in his field because of his unconventional beliefs – he’s an ancient astronaut theorist. No one takes him seriously.
Until an alien armada targets Earth.
Now Landon’s in high demand – by the US government and someone far more sinister.
They race across two continents to the Gate of the Gods, the one place on Earth that might give humans an advantage over the aliens. But no one is prepared for what they’ll find.
And not everyone will make it out alive.
Fans of action, intrigue, and aliens will love The Gate, the first book in the Astral Conspiracy series.
Being a sci-fi fan, especially of The X-Files, this book immediately appealed to me. And look at that striking cover! It was a must read.
Professor Landon Thorne is having a seriously crappy day after losing his job, his girlfriend, and then being kidnapped and held at gunpoint multiple times. On the other hand, his theories about aliens, previously panned by experts in the field, may be proven right. So there’s that.
With double crosses, questionable motivations, and government coverups, it’s hard to know who to trust or what to believe. Some of the characters are so unlikeable (I’m looking at you, Nadia), you yearn for them to be put in their place. Or sent to the aliens as a welcoming committee to determine if their intentions are naughty or nice in hopes of sparing the more likeable characters.
I enjoyed the multiple viewpoints and witty dialogue, and the conversations between Tasha and Father Tomas are exceptionally thought-provoking from a religious aspect.
With a mix of archeology, ancient civilizations, and the threat of invasion, The Gate is an intriguing, action-packed read. I can’t wait for the next book. Bring on the aliens!