PUBLISHER: Penguin Books Ltd.
DATE PUBLISHED: 16th May 2016
The Themis Files is a deeply human story about a world-changing alien discovery.
17 years ago, a young girl named Rose fell through the ground in the Black Hills and found herself in an underground chamber filled with gleaming symbols, lying in the palm of a giant metal hand. Now a physicist, Rose leads a research team struggling to determine the hand’s origins. When another giant limb is discovered, she quickly devises a method for unearthing the hidden pieces, convinced there is an entire body out there waiting to be found.
Halfway around the globe, Kara watches helplessly as her helicopter shuts down over a pistachio field in Turkey. That’ll leave a mark, but she’s about to crash her way into what might be the greatest endeavor in human history.
This is a hunt for truth, power, and giant body parts. Written as a series of interview transcripts, journal entries and mission logs, The Themis Files tells the tale of a handful of people whose lives are inexorably linked by the discovery of an alien device and the commotion that follows.
This book blew my mind. A sci-fi, conspiracy novel which was so much more than I expected. I listened to this on audiobook and all the different voice actors made this into an experience I thoroughly enjoyed. This is an epistolary novel told in case files, interviews and personal notes. It was interesting to experience an audiobook this way and assisted in my understanding of the ever moving events of this novel.
The characters in this novel were very realistic. There is a wide range of characters who are all pertinent to the storyline. Kara is one of my favourite characters who is headstrong and capable. The anonymous interviewer who is prominent in this novel is an interesting character whose background is never quite revealed. He is a man of power and is able to provide input and advise to the people working on this giant but never quite gets his hands dirty. The whole cast is truly a unique group of characters that I thoroughly enjoyed experiencing.
The events in this novel develop quickly as more and more is revealed about this giant body and and what it is. Just when I thought I understood what was happening and I was two movies ahead,a plot twist is thrown in and the whole novel goes in a different direction. Politics, intrigue, conspiracy and mystery are all combined for an amazing experience. This book blew my mind.
Keep Calm and Read On,