Kronos Rising

Kronos Rising

by Max Hawthorne

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ISBN-13: 9781732378506
Publisher: Far From The Tree Press LLC
Publication date: 05/18/2018
Series: Kronos Rising Series , #1
Edition description: Upgraded cover art/hardcover
Pages: 562
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.25(d)

About the Author

Known as the "Prince of Paleo-fiction", Max Hawthorne was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Philadelphia, where he graduated with a BA from Central High School and a BFA from the University of the Arts. He is the author of MEMOIRS OF A GYM RAT, an outrageous exposé of the health club industry, as well as the award-winning KRONOS RISING novel series. In addition to being a bestselling indie novelist, he is a voting member of the Author’s Guild, an IGFA world-record-holding angler, and an avid sportsman and conservationist. His hobbies include archery, fishing, boating, boxing, and the collection of fossils and antiquities. He lives with his family and an impossibly large rabbit in the Greater Northeast.

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Kronos Rising 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a fan of this type of book and it has kept me rapt since page one!  The author's style of writing has a way of making you feel that you are right along with the characters in the book and sharing their experiences with them.  This will definitely be a book that I read over and over!!!!
RTG101564 More than 1 year ago
High praise for Max Hawthorne's - "Kronos Rising". From the first word, this was a page turner. I could hardly put it down. Excellent story with very engaging characters. I really enjoyed the various POVs provided by the author. They made the story so much more interesting. The flashbacks to pre-history were an excellent addition. Having read all of Steve Alten's "MEG" series, I was delighted to see another author jump into the mix. I can't wait for a sequel to come out. I hope it is soon!
12-9-62 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely Loved this book ! Mr.Hawthorne is MOST DEFINATELY the Absolute Master of Marine Terror! .It kept me on the Edge of my Chair from start to Finish & I HOPE that there is a Sequel coming out Very Soon as I will Be the first in line to buy it I will recommend this to all of my shipmates & friends
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book through its Facebook fan page and was I glad I did. At first I thought it would be just another sea monster blood and guts story or worse, another Meg knockoff, but geez was I wrong. Suspense from page one, characters you can live and die with - including plenty you're praying they get it - and terrific action sequences. The language was strong at times but when you're dealing with the arrival of a bunch of mercenaries that rape and kill for a living, what do you expect? I read the book twice because there was so much attention to detail I was afraid I'd miss something. Happy to say it was as good the second time around and that says a lot. I hear the sequel is coming out next year and I will be preordering it as soon as it's available. Cheers to Mr. Hawthorne and his mighty pliosaur. Long may they reign!
QueriedSick More than 1 year ago
By far the best piece of paleo fiction I ever read. It had the whole package. Entertaining characters I could relate to with diverse backgrounds, great dialogue, and terrific back stories. And they all arced well. Jake, the sheriff's, abusive childhood was really touching, and the gorgeous but brilliant Amara with her scarred background where a pleasure to follow. I really related to them. The creature was terrifying and had an almost sentient feel to it. That made it even more scary, like I could see inside its primitive mind. And the set pieces were amazing. Gripping with non stop action. It took me 3 days straight to read but I absolutely could not put it down. My only question now is when does book 2 come out because I cannot wait!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kronos Rising delivers. It is an expansive thrill ride return to the classic “Monster Movie” genre that runs on the ragged edge of horror. Simply put, if you have problems sleeping, this might not be the book for you. But if you’re looking to be toyed with in a desperate, heart pounding cat and mouse game of suspense and action that will leave you gasping for more, you’ve come to the right place. Just don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is absolutly JAWSOME! I cant wait for more from this author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I stumbled upon the artwork for this book’s cover on — of all places — Facebook! Being a fan of marine-terror, I was intrigued. So, I got a copy and dove in for what I hoped would be a fun, monster-from-the-deep read to kick off the fast-approaching summer. Boy, was I in for a surprise! Oh, there was a terrifying leviathan, one with a nasty, vindictive personality who lived only to eat. Constantly! And nothing was safe from this creature’s ravenous hunger, not animal — no matter how huge — and not man — no matter the size of his boat! Indeed, this book featured the quintessential, unstoppable monster. However, what proved to be the real bite, the addictive can’t-put-it-down/what-happens-next quality of the work was the development/unfolding of the characters. These individuals were more than just fabrications of the author’s fertile imagination, they were people. Real people whom you came to know, understand, and care about. In fact, if I didn’t know better, I’d think this book was a chronicle of actual events. But that can’t be, sea monsters aren’t real . . . right?! — Allen
Bridgett Deem Nelson 26 days ago
Trigger warnings: Blatant animal torture and death abounds, and it's not just enacted by the sea creatures. That hot mess is followed by domestic and child abuse. Fun times. The first 25% of Kronos Rising drags horribly. It alternates between the points of view of many different characters, but each character is constantly flashing back on various life stories; page after page of not-so-pleasant memories. Thankfully, the book does pick up, but unfortunately, I found the character's actions to be downright stupid and highly implausible. Frankly, I wasn't really a fan of any of the characters, protagonists and antagonists alike. Amara, especially, was ridiculous. I understand wanting to save animals. Truly. I'm the same way. But you can't save animals while risking the lives of countless humans. And just when you thought she couldn't become any more pathetic, you find out (view spoiler) A long-time fan of Steve Alten's MEG series, I was hoping for another creatures of the deep series which would provide just as much entertainment and enjoyment. Unfortunately, this isn't the series. Jonas Taylor puts Jake Braddock to shame. I did enjoy reading the Kronosaur's perspective...and the flashbacks to 65 million years before--they were very effective, although I did feel it was pulled straight from a Steve Alten pre-write. Not to mention the female lead of both authors is of Japanese descent. Considering MEG was written nearly 2 decades before, I'm going to assume Max Hawthorne was simply inspired by Steve Alten. Very, very inspired. Oh yea...and the final 25% of the novel was unequivocally goofy and repetitive. It took FOREVER to get where it was going--one crisis after another, after another. By the time it ended, I sort of felt like I'd prefer a root canal. Bottom line, this novel could be have easily been cut in half. As a reader, I have no desire to be forced to limp through so much unnecessary drudgery, Give me the Carcharodon Megalodon any day!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kronos rising was a fun read. Good monster action, but character development is not sacrificed for te action.
RachelCRed More than 1 year ago
A friend suggested these books to me because she knows I love marine terror like JAWS she told me these books are awesome and she was right. I just finished the series today and I just say best book about big baddies I have ever read.
Klynn913 More than 1 year ago
Huge fan of this genre and Max is one of the very greats in my opinion ! The Kronos Rising world gets you hooked and keeps you wanting more. I very much enjoy the length of his books , the characters he has created , the back story and his insane creatures !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So nerve-wracking, you cannot put it down! Lost one star for those over-the-top fight scenes where someone is about to flat pass-out, yet manages to come back to full consciousness & full intensity, & win the fight. Um, yeah. SO full-on guy B.S. Excision of those awkward scenes would restore the serious level of the storyline, without losing any of the high-speed flow. Still a top-of-the-line read, fully recommend! ????
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This riviting tale will catch you by the throat and hold on till the very last page. Great plot development and the people involved make it a page turning obsession. I hope there's a sequal !!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had so many moments that kept your eyes glued to the pages. It has all the key features of a sci-fi thriller horror story and then some! I highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cannot say how much i enjoyed this fast paced action book, Peter Benchley would love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read, exciting action
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun, fast-paced read with likable characters and despicable bad guys. I enjoyed it!
alex_louvet More than 1 year ago
This is a very good adventure/thriller book of the same kind as Jaws and Jurassic Park. The story and characters are original and never boring. There are no plagiarism, to my knowledge, of other previous works or already existing characters. The villains are sometimes rude, but that's part of their characters... In context, it makes sense. The passages on animals are treated well because very documented. We guess that the author knows what he's talking about and very well. Animals have logical and realistic behaviors. We learn a lot about marine animals. The creature itself is treated realistically, like the Jurassic Park dinosaurs with different origins. When we learn its description and its origin, we tend to have the same opinion as the hero. But the arguments given by the author are original, logical, always well documented and more realistic than many films of the genre. We came to believe that indeed, it is possible. The creature is not too smart as in the "Lost world"'s raptors, not too stupid. It reacts like an animal of its species must do so in most situations, in short as a predator. All references by the author are real and can be verified, which makes it even more believable text. This book, in the hands of a good director, could make a good movie! 
QueriedSick More than 1 year ago
By far the best piece of paleo fiction I ever read. It had the whole package. Entertaining characters I could relate to with diverse backgrounds, great dialogue, and terrific back stories. And they all arced well. Jake, the sheriff's, abusive childhood was really touching, and the gorgeous but brilliant Amara with her scarred background were a pleasure to follow. I really related to them. The creature was terrifying and had an almost sentient feel to it. That made it even more scary, like I could see inside its primitive mind. And the set pieces were amazing. Gripping with non stop action. It took me 3 days straight to read but I absolutely could not put it down. My only question now is when does book 2 come out because I cannot wait!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dont read very bad plots ,alot of cuss words,and at one part when it explains the main guys evet when he was five it has so bad i did not want to read this book anymore