Leviathan

Leviathan

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by James Byron Huggins
     
 

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Conner felt an eerie sensation as he studied the image on the ancient Viking ax: a great, fiery dragon with wings as wide as the universe, viciously locked in battle with a heroic, winged figure that grimly held the dragon's hideous head, struggling breath to breath. "Every man must face the dragon once in his life," Thor told him. "It is then he learns what he

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Conner felt an eerie sensation as he studied the image on the ancient Viking ax: a great, fiery dragon with wings as wide as the universe, viciously locked in battle with a heroic, winged figure that grimly held the dragon's hideous head, struggling breath to breath. "Every man must face the dragon once in his life," Thor told him. "It is then he learns what he truly loves."

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Cast from the mold of Michael Crichton's cautionary tales about scientific excess but given a Christian glaze, this novel pits one Jackson Connor-whose initials aren't incidental-against a monster created through genetic manipulation. ``Electromagnetic chromosomal'' means have allowed Dr. Peter Frank to turn a Komodo dragon's DNA into that of a ``Leviathan,'' grown by Stygian Enterprises to sell to the U.S. government as a weapon of war. Things get out of control, allowing Huggins (The Reckoning) to express a virulent disdain for the feds and an only slightly more tempered lack of regard for scientific research. Salvation comes at the hands of Connor, an electrician employed by Stygian on the arctic island where Leviathan is based; he is aided in the good fight by Thor Magnusson, a scholarly giant of a priest hiding from the forces of evil. Huggins is a far from subtle writer, given to preaching and melodrama (``what we have accomplished in this cavern may very well have altered the nature of life as we know it,'' intones one character), but once the action gets up to steam, he takes readers on a merry, entertaining ride. Whether the book, drenched in apocalyptic Christian theology, will cross over to a secular readership remains to be seen, however. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785272632
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/1996
Pages:
387
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.03(h) x 1.07(d)

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Leviathan 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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I borrowed this book from a friend, who has since moved and packed it away. I now want my own copy, so I may read it again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have to say that I tracked this and the Reckoning down after reading Cain and Hunter. This book is a worth while read because it has all of the ear marks of a JBH thriller-great action, strong good vs. evil themes and a sense of elation when you reach the climax of the book. He has certainly worked his way into a top notch formula for his books, and suprisingly I have not become tired of his themes. I believe that I read that this is now a movie named Dragon, but I have not heard anything else about it. I hope that they have done the book and it's characters justice.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent book without being preachy. If you enjoy rollercoaters this ride is for you!