Basilisk (Chimera Series #2)

Basilisk (Chimera Series #2)

by Rob Thurman

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Overview

Stefan Korsak and his genetically-altered brother have evaded the Institute for three years. When they learn the new location of the secret lab, they plan to break in and save the remaining children there. But one of the little ones doesn't want to leave. She wants to kill...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451464149
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/02/2011
Series: Chimera Series , #2
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Rob, short for Robyn (yes, he is really a she) Thurman lives in Indiana, land of rolling hills and cows, deer, and wild turkeys. Many, many turkeys. She is also the author of the Cal Leandros Series: Nightlife, Moonshine, Madhouse, and Deathwish; has a story in the anthology Wolfsbane and Mistletoe; and is the author of Trick of the Light, the first book in the Trickster series.

Besides wild, ravenous turkeys, she has a dog (if you don’t have a dog, how do you live?)—one hundred pounds of Siberian husky. He looks like a wolf, has paws the size of a person’s hand, ice blue eyes, teeth out of a Godzilla movies, and the ferocious habit of hiding under the kitchen table and peeing on himself when strangers come by. Fortunately, she has another dog that is a little more invested in keeping the food source alive. By the way, the dogs were adopted from shelters. They were fully grown, already housetrained, and grateful as hell. Think about it next time you’re looking for a Rover or Fluffy.

For updates, teasers, deleted scenes, and various other extras, visit Rob Thurman's website and her LiveJournal.

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Basilisk (Chimera Series #2) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Ked_northc More than 1 year ago
Loved it; worth every penny
Ktisue More than 1 year ago
Basilisk is the continuation of Chimera. It takes place three years later and is Michael's point of view. I enjoyed this book, as I have all of Rob Thurman's other books, however, I find many of the aspects of the story to be very similar to those in the Cal Leandros series. Disregarding those similarities I found the book to be full of action and well written. I would recommend reading it.
jshillingford on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Chimera had so much potential that I was excited when I learned it was the start of a series, rather than the stand alone I expected it to be. Basilisk exceeded that potential and then some! The story started off slow, but became a real page turner rather quickly. First, I love the characters. Stefan and Misha (and Saul) are a LOT like Niko and Cal (and Robin) from the author¿s urban fantasy series. Stefan is the older brother who is wicked deadly and overprotective, and Misha is his younger brother who struggles with being a ¿monster.¿ Some could consider this a negative for not being original enough, but sometimes it¿s best to stick with what works. I wasn¿t thrilled with Thurman¿s Trickster series because I feel the protagonist is too weak to carry it. Chimera was told from Stefan¿s point of view, but this time it¿s Misha. I actually preferred him because there was more room for humor ¿ such as Misha¿s struggles with slang and cursing ¿ amidst a tension-filled plot. After a series of chases in book one, here they take the offensive. Spurred on by a desire to save the children left behind. Only they aren¿t really children, and they don¿t want to be saved; they want to kill. Since Misha is a genetically engineered assassin, it would have been all too easy to set up a deux ex machine ending. Instead, his opponents are even more lethal and intelligent, making it more meaningful for Misha to work as a team with Stefan and Saul. Though Ariel didn't quite work out on the relationship front, I loved the idea. One thing that the Leandros series doesn¿t have is any real romantic subplot, which is perfectly fine for that series, but it could add something good here.Overall, this was a fast-paced science fiction thriller that hooked me from page one. I hope we don¿t have long to wait for the next book.
coachsully on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really like the Cal Leandros series that Rob Thurman writes, but the other books, including this one, have fallen short for me. Misha is a boy who has been born and bred to be an assassin. As he has aged, his talent of killing with a touch has been augmented by several other skills. His brother, an ex-Mafia enforcer, who had rescued Misha in the first book continues to watch over him as they both try to settle down in Normalville, USA. Alas, not to be. There are some exciting confrontations and a few surprises, but Misha's internal meanderings are too long and repetitive. The action scenes are spaced too far apart for me.
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Dragonchardra More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I love Stephan and Misha so much but this one just goes so beyond the first one. Amazing and breathtaking! The way that you see Misha change and grow is phenomenal. Every fan of Science-Fiction, Fantasy, Thriller, Myster or just Action should read this book. It has it all!
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Scifi_Addict More than 1 year ago
I love this series, ready for the next one!