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Domain (Domain, Bk 1)
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Author: Steve Alten
For 32 years, archaeologist Julius Gabriel has investigated the Mayan calendar, a 2500-year-old enigma that predicts the end of humanity. Julius believes the sites of the ancients, placed all around the globe, represent ancient pieces of a puzzle linked to the salvation of our species. — Miami, September 2012: Psychology Dominique Vazquez is assi...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780812579567
ISBN-10: 0812579569
Publication Date: 6/17/2002
Pages: 512
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 71 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed Domain (Domain, Bk 1) on + 228 more book reviews
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A very good quick read about the mayan people and what some theories about their prophecies may mean. Excellent.
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reviewed Domain (Domain, Bk 1) on + 215 more book reviews
65 million years ago, asteroids impacted earth, destroying dinosaurs, forever changing evoluntion of life on our planet. The only thing is, the object wasn't an asteroid. . .

Archaeologist, Julius Gabriel, investigates the Mayan Calendar, a 2500 year old enigma to time and space that predicts that humanity will perish at the winter solstice of 2012. Julius believes that some of the world famous sites: Stonehenge, the desert drawings of Nazca, the sites of the Angor Walls, 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'son, Michael, a patient locked up in a Miami mental asylum. Mick Gabriel, a paranoid schizophrenic with a high IQ attempts to charm Psychiatry major, Dominique Vazquez, into believing his father's theory of the Apocolypse so that he can escape. This is Mick's last hope of saving humanity.
quackers avatar reviewed Domain (Domain, Bk 1) on + 45 more book reviews
An intense 2012 end-of-the-world thriller. Mick, the main character, is the only one who understands the meaning of ancient prophecies and can stop the apocalypse, but he is thought to be insane and is stuck in an asylum. He finds help in Dominique, a lovely psychiatric intern who is assigned to his case. As the date approaches, an alien signal reaches earth and triggers strange events while the countries of the world are on the brink of a nuclear holocaust.

The relationship between Mick and Dominique reminded me of the movie, 12 Monkeys. For me, their romance was one of the highlights of the book. I did get frustrated with Dominique's attitude of disbelief though. She kept acting like Mick was crazy long after events should have convinced her otherwise. But that was not a big problem for me and, other than that, I really enjoyed the book.
chaostime avatar reviewed Domain (Domain, Bk 1) on + 7 more book reviews
I thought this was a well written thriller based loosely on the Mayan Calendar 'prediction'. What made it more interesting is that the author used many famous world markers (pyramids, the figures in Peru, etc) in his plot, and brought it all to an amazing close. Read this, and you won't be sorry for it.
DustyShu avatar reviewed Domain (Domain, Bk 1) on + 67 more book reviews
Another excellent Steve Alten book. A bit of archeology, adventure, sci-fi, politics, crime, power, spirituality. It's all there. Not the end of the world, but close. The only character I didn't care for was the heroine, who came across as a know-it-all brat. I just wanted her to go away.