Domain (Domain Series #1)

Domain (Domain Series #1)

by Steve Alten
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Domain (Domain Series #1) by Steve Alten

Sixty-five million years ago an asteroid impacts the Earth, destroying the dinosaurs, forever changing the evolution of life on our planet.

Only the object wasn't an asteroid...

For thirty-two years archaeologist Julius Gabriel has investigated the Mayan calendar, a 2500-year-old enigma of time and space that predicts humanity will perish at the winter solstice. Julius believes the Great Pyramid of Giza, Stonehenge, the desert drawings of Nazca, the sites of Angor Wat, Teotihuacan, and the Kukulcan Pyramid in the Yucatan Peninsula—the site of the ancient asteroid impact—all represent ancient pieces of a global puzzle linked to the salvation of our species.

Ridiculed by his peers, Julius dies before he can solve the doomsday prophecy. Now, only one person can prevent our annihilation—Julius's son, Michael, a patient locked up in a Miami mental asylum.


Psychology major Dominique Vazquez reports to the Miami asylum to complete her graduate internship. The new director assigns her to a special pantient—Mick Gabirel, a paranoid schizophrenic with a high IQ who attempts to charm her into believing his father's theory of the Apocalypse so he can escape. What Dominique doesn't realize is that she represents Mick's last hope of saving humanity.

Fall Equinox.

As it has done for a thousand years, a serpent's shadow appears on the northern balustrade of the Kukulcan Pyramid...then as a rare galactic alignment occurs, a deep radio trnasmission reaches Earth, activating the remnants of an object buried in the Gulf of Mexico.

It is the beginning of the end...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312874766
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 01/01/2001
Series: Domain Series , #1
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.58(h) x 1.43(d)
Lexile: 1010L (what's this?)

About the Author

Steve Alten is the best-selling author of the Meg series, including Meg: Hell’s Aquarium. A native of Philadelphia, he earned a Bachelor’s degree from Penn State, a Masters from the University of Delaware, and a Doctorate from Temple University. He is the founder and director of Adopt-An-Author, a free nationwide teen reading program used in thousands of secondary school classrooms across the country to excite reluctant readers.

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Domain (Domain Series #1) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 64 reviews.
bravewarrior More than 1 year ago
Paperback/Sci-Fiction: I figured I'd better get this one off the shelf because 2012 is around the corner and this is a trilogy. I really loved Alten's shark books and this one was pretty good too. Let's get the hard part over: There were some problems: 150 pages too long, slow beginning, undone loose ends. The biggest thing I did not like was the father's journal. Instead of a man, who has pretty much isolated for much of his life, seems to get saner as his journal goes on. The good parts are everything else. I liked the comic book fun of the sci-fi. It was way out there and a page turner. Just have fun with it and don't take it too seriously. The main two characters are likable. The government is conspiratorial. The aliens are evil. What else you want?
Victor Moise More than 1 year ago
with 2012 coming these novel delves into the mayan myths in an entertaining and Enlightening way! Steve educated me as to the earths precession and raises the valid? how on earth did the ancient mayans have a clue about it much less align thier calender to thr precession of the earth,facsinating and a must read
POOpaLUto More than 1 year ago
With romance to an epic fight scene. This book is no exeption to the rule that steve alten is a master at his work. The charachters in this book are his best charachters by far. The moment i read the prologue i was caught in an epic adventure that left you guessing the whole way. At first the present tense format was kind of annoying but after the first fifty pages i actually liked this style of writing alot. The research for this book was phenomenal. This is one of steve's best books. This book was great. It did get kind of dry at times but what book does not. This book was soooooo much better than the cheesy overdone impossible film 2012. So read this book but dont go see 2012 IT SUCKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
mithical More than 1 year ago
Okay, I found this book while browsing my library--the cover caught my eye. I have always been interested in all the things that this book explains--I mean, everything: from the impact on earth by a "so-called asteroid" to the 2012 Mayan prophecy that says the human race will perish from the face of the Earth. This book had it all, thrill, drama, romance... it was truly fantastic. I re-read this book recently and enjoyed every minute of it, I will never get tired of this great book. I recommend this 100%
Guest More than 1 year ago
a book that was a hard book to put down and when you did you could not wait untill you picked it back up
Guest More than 1 year ago
Having been an avid if terrified fan of Steve's Meg series, I jumped upon this after finishing the latest of these. I DEVOURED this book, finishing just as school started back up. As Mick sped off to parts unkown, I spazzed out. 'No!', I said, 'That can't be all!? What with all the talk of evil incarnate, and destiny and twins and such!?' Well, as it turns out, I was right. While in Digital Imaging class, I was perusing Steve's site ( Which happens to be a GROSS misuse of school computers) and discovered not just a sequel, but a TRILOGY! The Good Times have returned! Huzzah!
Guest More than 1 year ago
WOW! This book is great. Deals with ancient cultures and their lore, but it takes place in the future. It's basically about the end of the world.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are a archeologist in the making, if you don't agree with orthodox archeology, this book is for you! Suspenful and riviting!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read constantly, and I also read all types of books. I love it when I discover writers who I didn't know about who write books that totally immerse me in the story they have written. Steve Alten is one of those writers. I first read MEG and was totally engrossed in the book so I then read Domain. Domain is as good, if not better, then MEG. If you love action, adventure, a great storyline, and believable characters then Steve Alten writes the books for you. I hated it when I had to stop reading the book and could not wait to get back to the book! I love it when I find books like that!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i read this book twice, i felt like i was right there with the characters, its mindboggling, everything seemed so real,can't wait for domain 2 if there is going to be one ,sure hope so.
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After reading MEG, and The TRENCH, I could not wait for Steve Alten to release his next Novel. DOMAIN is a Sci-Fi packed thriller. Steve has put together another winner, in my opinion. DOMAIN is a HIT... From beginning to end, DOMAIN is a pleasure to read. If you are a Sci-Fi fan, you will Love DOMAIN. I caught myself believing what I was reading. It truly is, a realistic fiction novel. Steve has done his homework once again... If you have read MEG, and The Trench, you will notice Steve's writing abilities maturing a little more after each Novel. I can hardly wait for Steve Alten's next Novel, GOLIATH, which is due out in early 2002. Keep up the great work, Steve...
Guest More than 1 year ago
So far all of Steve Alten's books have been getting better. From Meg to the Trench to now Doman - all of these are exciting reads. Domain is like an Indiana Jones adventure with fact-based science out of a Michael Crichton book. The book is very exciting and really interesting keeps you turning the pages. Although the resolution could have been better, but was appropriate given the subject matter. Still, do yourself a favor and read Domain ( and Meg and the Trech as well)! If Crichton wrote this it would be a blockbuster and a movie!
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Demeter1957 More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my husband and he loved it so I went back on line to buy the next one in the series but Resurrection is not avilible in book form. This upset my husband but the last one in the series is now out, Phobos. Anyway my husband reads all of Steve Alten's books and has never been disappointed yet. Keep them coming.
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Marcompro More than 1 year ago
Great mind candy. Easy read. Fun to read. Highly recommend.
dogWY More than 1 year ago
full of action
FirePony More than 1 year ago
Love Steve Alten and his books never seem to fail me. I recommend any and all of his books to everyone
Mark Farmer More than 1 year ago
He starts off with the beginnings of a fairly decent plot line- in terms of believability. But he seems to lose the picture and goes off the deep end - the characters engaging in more and more fantastic, unbelievble actions. They happen one after another and you eventually (or at least I) just lose interest. Parts of it- the history and archaeology- were pretty interesting. The story itself had huge credibility holes in it that, for me, were "un-patchable", making it pretty "Ho-Hum".
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Great story with supporting details. Quick, fun, entertaining read.