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The Last Hunter - Descent (Book 1 of the Antarktos Saga) [NOOK Book]

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The Antarktos Saga is now complete! All 5 books of this epic series are available in THE LAST HUNTER – COLLECTED EDITION for less than the cost of the individual five books. The Collected Edition contains DESCENT, PURSUIT, ASCENT, LAMENT and ONSLAUGHT, as well as an exclusive short story and other extras.
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The Last Hunter - Descent (Book 1 of the Antarktos Saga)

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Overview

The Antarktos Saga is now complete! All 5 books of this epic series are available in THE LAST HUNTER – COLLECTED EDITION for less than the cost of the individual five books. The Collected Edition contains DESCENT, PURSUIT, ASCENT, LAMENT and ONSLAUGHT, as well as an exclusive short story and other extras.

ANTARKTOS RISING, the novel that inspired this series, is also available. It parallels ASCENT and tells the story of Mira and Merrill.

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I’ve been told that the entire continent of Antarctica groaned at the moment of my birth. The howl tore across glaciers, over mountains and deep into the ice. Everyone says so. Except for my father; all he heard was Mother’s sobs. Not of pain, but of joy, so he says. Other than that, the only verifiable fact about the day I was born is that an iceberg the size of Los Angeles broke free from the ice shelf, a few miles off the coast. Again, some would have me believe the fracture took place as I entered the world. But all that really matters, according to my parents, is that I, Solomon Ull Vincent, the first child born on Antarctica—the first and only Antarctican—was born on September 2nd, 1974.

If only someone could have warned me that, upon my return to the continent of my birth thirteen years later, I would be kidnapped, subjected to tortures beyond comprehension and forced to fight...and kill. If only someone had hinted that I’d wind up struggling to survive in a subterranean world full of ancient warriors, strange creatures and supernatural powers.

Had I been warned, I might have lived a normal life. The human race might have remained safe. And the fate of the world might not rest on my shoulders. Had I been warned...

This is my story—the tale of Solomon Ull Vincent—The Last Hunter.


PRAISE FOR JEREMY ROBINSON

“Rocket-boosted action, brilliant speculation, and the recreation of a horror out of the mythologic past, all seamlessly blend into a rollercoaster ride of suspense and adventure.”
—James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of JAKE RANSOM AND THE SKULL KING’S SHADOW

“With THRESHOLD Jeremy Robinson goes pedal to the metal into very dark territory. Fast-paced, action-packed and wonderfully creepy! Highly recommended!”
—Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of ROT & RUIN

“Jeremy Robinson is the next James Rollins”
—Chris Kuzneski, New York Times bestselling author of THE SECRET CROWN

“If you like thrillers original, unpredictable and chock-full of action, you are going to love Jeremy Robinson...”
—Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of DEEP BLACK: ARCTIC GOLD

“How do you find an original story idea in the crowded action-thriller genre? Two words: Jeremy Robinson.”
—Scott Sigler, New York Times bestselling author of ANCESTOR

“There’s nothing timid about Robinson as he drops his readers off the cliff without a parachute and somehow manages to catch us an inch or two from doom.”
—Jeff Long, New York Times bestselling author of THE DESCENT

“Greek myth and biotechnology collide in Robinson's first in a new thriller series to feature the Chess Team... Robinson will have readers turning the pages...”
—Publisher’s Weekly

“Jeremy Robinson’s THRESHOLD is one hell of a thriller, wildly imaginative and diabolical, which combines ancient legends and modern science into a non-stop action ride that will keep you turning the pages until the wee hours. Relentlessly gripping from start to finish, don’t turn your back on this book!”
—Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling author of IMPACT and BLASPHEMY

“Jeremy Robinson is an original and exciting voice.”
—Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of THE EMPEROR’S TOMB

“Jeremy Robinson is a fresh new face in adventure writing and will make a mark in suspense for years to come.”
—David Lynn Golemon, New York Times bestselling author of LEGEND and EVENT
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011868948
  • Publisher: Robinson
  • Publication date: 11/19/2010
  • Series: Antarktos Saga , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 177,097
  • File size: 421 KB

Meet the Author

JEREMY ROBINSON is the bestselling author of more than forty novels and novellas, including ISLAND 731, SECONDWORLD, and the Jack Sigler Thriller series, including PRIME, PULSE, INSTINCT, THRESHOLD, RAGNAROK and OMEGA. Robinson is also known as the bestselling horror writer, Jeremy Bishop, author of THE SENTINEL, THE RAVEN and the controversial novel, TORMENT. His novels have been translated into eleven languages. He lives in New Hampshire with his wife and three children.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2012

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    WOW!!! I cannot say enough wonderful things about this entire series. Jeremy Robinson is one of my favorite authors, I own everyone of his books and once again he didnot disappoint! Very well developed characters and (surprise surprise) very few if any misspelled words or grammatical errors (very rare in an e book). Edge of your seat plot I highly recommend this book to everyone! You will regret not buying this one guaranteed.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 6, 2013

    Great series.  Good for adults and teens.  Sends a great message

    Great series.  Good for adults and teens.  Sends a great message.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2012

    Excellent series, better price

    This series and author just keep on getting better. I can't wait for his next book. His Chess Team series is just as good as the Antarktos series. I recommend all of his books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 3, 2012

    Excellent!

    This is the prequel to "Antarktos Rising." It gives insight to the other book's characters as they embark on their mission to Antarctica. This is a fantastic read and an easy page turner. I greatly recommend this book, and the following two books available (so far) in this series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 20, 2011

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    Myth, snowflakes, dinosaurs & blood

    This book was an intense, action filled, dramatic, race car ride I simply didn't want put down. What a ride it was!  Magic, myth, science, religion, the believable & unbelievable unfurled itself from my iPhone, piercing the blackness of our room & whipped me away on a snowflake wind into a world I never would have imagined. Until now. I warn you: grab a cup of tea & snuggle into a thick quilt - it's about to get cold. Really cold... The pacing is fantastic - not a boring part to this tale. The descriptions fascinating - I felt as if I were accompanying the main character on his painful journey. The language - easy to follow & fun to read. No, I'm not going to give you a breakdown of what this book's about: that's what the preview is for but I will tell you this: From start to finish, I was completely engaged. No, it is not JUST a children's book - sheer nonsense - it will delight both young & young at heart alike. In fact, I'd peg it as more of a young adult book than children. I'm anxious to begin reading the sequel. I've read one other book by this author. Robinson's fluid writing style is quickly making him one of my favorite modern day authors. Excellent work & thank you for a wonderful read! - Ashley Knight, author of the FINS Trilogy

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS MUST READ!

    This is one of the best Jeremy Robinson books. Its a fast paced thriller in the ice cold land of Antarctica.once i stared to read it the book was hard to put down. it is a very fast paced read there really aren't any slow parts in this book. I recommend this book to readers of all ages from Adults to kids. Great book!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 30, 2014

    Excellent writing, really captures the readers attention and ima

    Excellent writing, really captures the readers attention and imagination. Solomon is a strong character who you feel for and want him to succeed. I am looking forward to the next one.

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  • Posted February 10, 2014

    The beginning of an awesome story

    The Last Hunter Saga is the story of a boy who becomes a man under harsh treatment from beings living in the unknown depths of Antarctica who make him their personal hunter- the last one.  And they have grand plans for him...
    This series is awesome.  Jeremy Robinson wrote another book, Antarktos Rising, before this one, but  it is its own story.  But not the whole story.  This is the rest, and it is epic.      The best part, in my opinion, is that you can read Antarktos Rising after the 2nd book, Pursuit, and then back to books 3, 4, & 5 to finish it up with an awesome side story interlude that meshes very well and enhances The Last Hunter very nicely and vice versa.  Or else read it before, that works, too.

    Now, the beginning of this particular book is a little hard for people at first, myself somewhat included, but it's worth it, trust me.  Nothing depraved or perverted I promise.  You'll see what I mean.  But stick with it!!!!  It's like that for a reason.  This is a ridiculously awesome action/sci-fi/dinosaurs/other assorted beasts kind of tale and I would recommend it to anyone who loves this kind of book or movie.

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  • Posted February 7, 2014

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    All your imaginings of this place would have never led you here.

    All your imaginings of this place would have never led you here. 

    This is the story of a young boy, Solomon, the only human ever born on the continent of Antarctica. He’s living a normal geeky life in the United States where his parents fled after a freak snowstorm on the day of his birth buries the station they were living in. 

    He turns 13 and his parents surprise him with a trip to Antarctica with their good friends, the Clarks. Solomon feels an instant affinity for the land when he steps off the plane. The very first night, a blizzard comes out of nowhere and hits their new camp. In the middle of the night he hears a noise and goes outside to investigate. He disappears into the storm. What happens next is a horror story that pulls you in. 

    Through his trials, he shows great character. He loses himself and then finds himself again. Jeremy’s evil characters are very evil. However, his good characters are people we like, people we can identify with, cry with, and cheer for. 

    If you like SciFi stories with strange creatures, giants, and lots of adventure, this is a great choice.

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  • Posted January 11, 2014

    When I found out about this book, it didn't interest me as much

    When I found out about this book, it didn't interest me as much as previous books of Robinson's had, I held off on getting it till I was finished with the others. Got the first one and immediately got the rest. This series blew me away, I loved it. What I thought was going to be more of a young adult series was one of the best I have ever read. It sucked me in, I loved each character and couldn't wait for more. Antarktos Rising was the first book of Robinson's I read and what got me hooked, this series sealed the deal. It's beautiful in its detail, funny, full of adventure and a great story. I encourage you to check these out.

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    Posted October 28, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2013

    Just found about this author and he is already at the top of my favorites. Can't wait to start the next one in this series. Awesome read for anybody!

    You have got to read this. Jeremy Robinson has done it again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2012

    A good adventure for all ages

    I enjoyed the story line and was not disappointed by the adventure. Young teens would be able to read this and enjoy it. You cannot read only the first book so you might as well get the whole series. The adventure continues in the other books.

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  • Posted January 21, 2012

    Excellent!

    This is a fast-paced book that is full of twists and turns. There is no figuring this one out early. Can't wait to read the next one.

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  • Posted August 11, 2011

    great stoy!!!!!! fan of these books for life.

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  • Posted February 18, 2011

    A MUST READ!!!!!!

    Action-packed from the get go!!!!! Can't wait for the next in the series.

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  • Posted February 5, 2011

    Not just breaking down the YA clichés, but stomping on them

    What can I say about Jeremy Robinson's first YA adventure tale that hasn't already been said? This series is going to be huge. This book has been tearing up the Kindle charts. It WILL find it's way to print at some point, I am sure. This book doesn't follow the presumption that YA books can't be harsh. I've heard others compare it to The Hunger Games, but this book goes farther into challenging material for the YA crowd. We see the main character first seem like a normal kid that we all have been (although not all of us were kids in the 80s, I think that aspect will be like a window into another world for today's youth), but then we learn more about him and realize that he's nothing like us-he's a genius. Then we see that even as a genius, he can have the same hope, fears, and teen awkwardness that the rest of us have experienced (and he can still accidentally break windows like the rest of us too). Then we see him put through unimaginable torments and learn to survive them with the resilience and determination that we would like to think we would have, if put into the same situations. In reality, we would probably crawl into the corner and cry. As if that were not enough of a character development roller-coaster, we see the main character become something we would not want to be. The we see him find a unique way to redeem himself. All of that alone would have made a fascinating book, but Robinson, in his typical style, manages to cram the book with enough suspense and action scenes to make a blockbuster-movie fan weep with joy. Oh, and this is just part one! I have heard that the author plans 5 sequels. The Antarktos Saga has the potential of becoming an EPIC fantasy/adventure series. Already, the first book stands as one of the author's best. It is a prequel to Antarktos Rising, and I'd recommend that book as well. This book is not only for the YA audience-it reads equally well as an adult-level adventure tale. This book deserves all the 5-star reviews it gets. It should be the next thing you download for your e-reader, and you should demand it in print as well!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2011

    Great writing

    This was some of the easiest reading I have done. Very interesting story, though end was missing so I assume a sequel is on the way.

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  • Posted November 23, 2010

    Adventure and Thrills for Adults and Teens

    Bestselling thriller author Jeremy Robinson makes his first foray into young adult literature with The Last Hunter-Descent. When thirteen year-old Solomon returns to Antarctica for the first time since his birth, strange things begin to happen, and he soon discovers there is much more to his story, and to him, than he ever imagined. The plot turns dark and mysterious as Solomon is drawn into a world of ancient mysteries, powerful warriors, deadly creatures, and supernatural powers.

    Robinson brings the best parts of the modern thriller to the YA genre. Descent moves along at Robinson's trademark fast clip, though without the frenetic pacing of his contemporary action thrillers. Teens who love adventure will enjoy this book, as will fans of his adult novels, Antarktos Rising in particular. Set off on an Antarctic adventure today with Descent!

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  • Posted November 23, 2010

    Thrilling Young Adult Adventure!

    I had a lot of fun reading this book. I like Young Adult books but reading this felt like it would work well for adults, too. I best loved reading about the survival part, even the gross bits where Solomon, the main character, ate strange creatures to stay alive. A sense of urgency ran through the whole book, driving me to keep reading even when I needed to stop! I definitely recommend this book, especially for teen boys and those of us who like adventures in strange lands.

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