The Demon Crown

The Demon Crown

To save mankind’s future, the members of Sigma Force must make a devil’s bargain as they join forces with their most hated enemy to stop an ancient threat in this gripping adventure from #1 New York Times bestselling author James Rollins.THE DEMON CROWNOff the coast of Brazil, a team of scientists discovers a horror like no other, an island where all life has been eradicat...

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The Demon Crown Reviews

  • Orient

    My 13th adventure with sigma, it was absolutely fantastic. My inner science freak was high. Loved to see all the characters I adore over decade already 💜💜💜

  • Steven

    First off, thank you to William Morrow imprint and the Harper Collins publishing company for sending me a physical ARC of the newest in one of my absolute favorite series of all time. They paid me nothing, and all I had to do was read it and review it honestly.

    Sigma Force novels are always action-packed roller coaster rides of thrills and emotions. Rollins always seem to find a way to up the game to huge stakes, but not seem so utterly ridiculous that the situation becomes unbelievable. Not to s

    First off, thank you to William Morrow imprint and the Harper Collins publishing company for sending me a physical ARC of the newest in one of my absolute favorite series of all time. They paid me nothing, and all I had to do was read it and review it honestly.

    Sigma Force novels are always action-packed roller coaster rides of thrills and emotions. Rollins always seem to find a way to up the game to huge stakes, but not seem so utterly ridiculous that the situation becomes unbelievable. Not to say there aren't some unbelievable moments in some of these books, but that's a genre-thing. Rollins, who also is a trained veterinarian, has a love and respect for science and technology, which is evident in his books. Sure, the theories he posits might be out there or a stretch on the imagination, but he's always sparked by something real he's read about, and researched thoroughly. His blend of history, technology, science, and action really works for me.

    The Demon Crown was definitely one of the stronger entries in the series. The villain was a little bit of a Bond villain, but it worked for the story, since The Guild and its agents have played a pivotal role in the course of the series, driving much of the action for the beginning of the series and helping facilitate some key character growth in many of the major players on both sides of the good-evil spectrum. Many fan favorites are in danger in this one, thanks to the threat -- which is absolutely terrifying. The Ezekiel Boone-esque menace of global-balance-upsetting proportions is both riveting to read (you won't want to look away!) and downright scary.

    I can't say much more without spoiling stuff, but if you haven't picked up Sigma Force, you should. It's a fun ride, with lots of ups and downs and action along the way. I wouldn't recommend reading this without reading the rest of the series, unless you don't mind stuff being spoiled, because quite a few things in this one are based off the events of the other books -- and you won't appreciate the characters and their plotlines and growth stories here without that history.

    But I can 100% recommend the series overall. Pick up book one (and push through if you have to, it's the slowest in the series, in my opinion) and binge them. DO IT.

  • Marialyce

    4.5 always scientifically intriguing but possibly scary stars

    James Rollins is an author that has never disappointed me. He fills his novels with adventure, science, the winning nature of good over evil and the ability to make the reading of his books so much like a walk on the wild side.

    In this rendition, members of the Sigma Force again battle the evil of the world this time manifesting itself in the form of killer wasps. The elements of science as Rollins blends the various truths with fictio

    4.5 always scientifically intriguing but possibly scary stars

    James Rollins is an author that has never disappointed me. He fills his novels with adventure, science, the winning nature of good over evil and the ability to make the reading of his books so much like a walk on the wild side.

    In this rendition, members of the Sigma Force again battle the evil of the world this time manifesting itself in the form of killer wasps. The elements of science as Rollins blends the various truths with fiction always is so much fun. As the members of the force again make the world safe, we find the characters we have come to know in these novels present and ever ready to stake their lives in protecting ours and the world we live in.

    Keep 'em coming Mr Rollins. We, as your avid readers, can't wait for the next installment.

  • Chad

    A ton of fun, packed with action and danger. I love when writers ground their stories in real events. Here Rollins takes a few things that really happened to Alexander Graham Bell and the founder of the Smithsonian, James Smithson to craft a base for his story revolving around prehistoric insects and genetic engineering with globe altering repercussions. The villain is Bond villain level bananas and clearly he's never read a Michael Crichton novel, as we all know, "Life finds a way".

    I don't know

    A ton of fun, packed with action and danger. I love when writers ground their stories in real events. Here Rollins takes a few things that really happened to Alexander Graham Bell and the founder of the Smithsonian, James Smithson to craft a base for his story revolving around prehistoric insects and genetic engineering with globe altering repercussions. The villain is Bond villain level bananas and clearly he's never read a Michael Crichton novel, as we all know, "Life finds a way".

    I don't know where Rollins finds all of his locations, but he has me wanting to visit the salt mine found in the book. It sounds amazing.

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede

    The Demon Crown is book thirteen in the Sigma Force series and let me tell you that this is a favorite series of mine and I have read every book published! And, the series keep going strong with its mix of thriller, science fiction, and adventure. One thing I always find so enjoyable with the books is the history lesson you get. Like in this book which started with Alexander Graham Bell traveling to Italy to steal James Smithson (founding donor of the Smithsonian Institution) remains. Yup, true

    The Demon Crown is book thirteen in the Sigma Force series and let me tell you that this is a favorite series of mine and I have read every book published! And, the series keep going strong with its mix of thriller, science fiction, and adventure. One thing I always find so enjoyable with the books is the history lesson you get. Like in this book which started with Alexander Graham Bell traveling to Italy to steal James Smithson (founding donor of the Smithsonian Institution) remains. Yup, true story. Quite a fascinating tale.

    But, what has James Smithson remains to do with this story? Well, you see he discovered something that could change the course of history and pretty much unless destruction on earth. And, of course, now someone has managed to release it. And, it's up to the Sigma Force to stop it. Without spoiling the story too much do I just want to say that there is a deadline of three days before everything is too late so they have to hurry to solve the riddle that Smithson left behind and find a "cure".

    As usual is the book thrillingly good, and this one is storywise better than the last book. The threat to the life on the planet felt acute especially when the story in detail revealed what could happen to the human body if the threat that has been realized would infect. Trust me, I was like "shoot me" if that would happen to me! Personally, the only drawback was that the story now and then got a bit "scientific". I'm more a history fan than science so I prefer when the characters travel over the world hunting information than stories taking place in a lab. But, that's me. Other than that was the book truly great and I can't wait for the next book to be released!

  • David Eppenstein

    I read Rollins' books for fun and entertainment. He is an author I follow and whose books I collect. I have attended several of his book signings and have found him to be an entertaining and enjoyable speaker. After listening to him on these occasions I have concluded that he probably spent a significant amount of time as a kid watching old 1950's sci-fi movies involving mad scientists and a wide variety of monsters created by radiation exposure from atomic bomb tests and at the hands of these s

    I read Rollins' books for fun and entertainment. He is an author I follow and whose books I collect. I have attended several of his book signings and have found him to be an entertaining and enjoyable speaker. After listening to him on these occasions I have concluded that he probably spent a significant amount of time as a kid watching old 1950's sci-fi movies involving mad scientists and a wide variety of monsters created by radiation exposure from atomic bomb tests and at the hands of these same crazy scientists. If you read Rollins' early books you will certainly wonder about the source of his imaginings. How ever he spent his youth it put him on a scientific path leading to a career in veterinary medicine. Now why he decided to abandon that career and become a writer of thrillers only he can answer but I am glad he did.

    Rollins puts the science back into sci-fi. All of his books are based upon a scientific truth that he manipulates to create a crisis. His heroes are a team of former military misfits that have either an already established science background or have been trained to fill and scientific need for the team. This team is called the Sigma Force and they are headquartered far below the Smithsonian Castle on the National Mall in Washington D.C. Yes, it is sort of James Bond but it's also fun so you just go with it and enjoy. In this latest entry in the Sigma Series we have a bow to Jurassic Park as a prehistoric type of wasp has been released from its amber prison to wreak havoc on the Hawaiian Islands. Of course this hasn't been done by accident but by design. There is an evil villain and the remnants of his evil organization that is behind this disaster. The goal of this villain is both revenge and world subjugation. This is the usual motive of such plots but we are not looking for art here we are looking for adventure and this book certainly supplies that. This is another entertaining addition to Rollins' already successful series and I am looking forward to the next addition which I believe is due in January. Enjoy.

  • Skip

    Marginally better than

    , mostly because of the great settings in Hawaii, the Balkans, and Wieliczka salt mine in Poland. This series has stagnated, with little character development, and most new ones getting whacked. As payback for Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the death of his beloved ninja, an aging Japanese pharmaceutical magnate looses a nightmare invasive species after liberating it from its amber cage for several millennia. The Sigma Force is divided into teams to battle the

    Marginally better than

    , mostly because of the great settings in Hawaii, the Balkans, and Wieliczka salt mine in Poland. This series has stagnated, with little character development, and most new ones getting whacked. As payback for Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the death of his beloved ninja, an aging Japanese pharmaceutical magnate looses a nightmare invasive species after liberating it from its amber cage for several millennia. The Sigma Force is divided into teams to battle the scourge, and an old adversary makes an appearance; however, the uncharacteristic and pivotal switch of sides, as the walls starting crumbling, made no sense.

  • Matt Tandy

    Like an episode of G.I. Joe, Sigma Force comes roaring back with even more fanciful tech, situations and globetrotting. The villains are cartoonish, complete with underwater lairs and killer bees (wasps actually), while the established heroes are exactly the same as in the previous 12 books, having not developed in any way. At this point, any suspense is lost as no major character has died, so that the perilous situations are rendered meaningless. Rollins writing style is unfortunately taking a

    Like an episode of G.I. Joe, Sigma Force comes roaring back with even more fanciful tech, situations and globetrotting. The villains are cartoonish, complete with underwater lairs and killer bees (wasps actually), while the established heroes are exactly the same as in the previous 12 books, having not developed in any way. At this point, any suspense is lost as no major character has died, so that the perilous situations are rendered meaningless. Rollins writing style is unfortunately taking a step backward as he finds it necessary to explain every little thing that's happening. I know what scuba gear is used for, it doesn't have to be a couple of paragraphs of exposition and hokey dialogue. The Demon Crown is easily the most boring and infantile of the Sigma Force series, as it's increasingly evident Rollins jumped the shark at least three books ago.

  • Tim

    My first story of 2018 confirms what I suspected. I need to stop listening/reading Mr. Rollins. Too many trite, uninteresting details do little but get in the way of story-telling. 0 of 10 stars

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