The Demon Crown (Sigma Force, #13) by James Rollins

The Demon Crown (Sigma Force, #13)

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 eradicated, consumed and possessed by a species beyond imagination. Before they...

Details The Demon Crown (Sigma Force, #13)

TitleThe Demon Crown (Sigma Force, #13)
Release DateDec 5th, 2017
PublisherWilliam Morrow
GenreThriller, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery

Reviews The Demon Crown (Sigma Force, #13)

  • 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...
  • 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 o...
  • 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 nove...
  • 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 💜💜💜
  • 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
  • Skip
    Marginally better than The Seventh Plague, 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. Th...
  • 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 scienc...
  • Faith
    I thought that this book was a lot of fun even though I am not a fan of the Sigma Force members or of endless fight scenes. This book had historical figures, buried secrets, ecological threats, scientific experiments, and big, immortal, killer wasps. I enjoyed it.
  • Robin Carter
    ReviewThirteen books into the Sigma series and as a reader i always worry how a writer will keep a series fresh, new and exciting and with this type of book where cutting edge is key can they keep it in the realm of believable.James Rollins always amazes me with his ability to write a tight, interesting, action packed story, but most of all his ability to keep coming up with world ending scenarios that are totally realistic. Each and everyone a t...
  • Freda Malone
    I vaguely recall seeing a small golden stone with a mosquito in the middle when I was a very young girl. It didn't mean much to me then but now that I've read the demon crown I can't help but shiver at even the fictional subjects of this story. The blurb says it all. Amber, a resin from plants that dripped like honey into cracks and crevices of the earth and funnels that were created by volcanoes gave new meaning to the words fossil and preserve....
  • Kate
    I adore the Sigma series and this could quite possibly be the best of them all!
  • Ms. Just One More Book (Kris Miller)
    With his unique blend of science, history and terrific storytelling skills, Rollins brings forth his most chilling Sigma Force read to date. In 1903 Alexander Graham Bell, along with his wife Mabel, rushes to Italy on a covert mission to secure the remains of James Smithson -- founder of the Smithsonian Institute -- after receiving word that his remains were in danger via a trusted friend. Buried alongside Smithson's body, Bell discoverers a secr...
  • Jerri Brissette
    I just finished this book, then saw this headline in the news today.SECRET PARASITE: VA STUDY SHOWS PARASITE FROM VIETNAM MAY BE KILLING VETSThis book was pretty scary before I saw that headline; now it's terrifying! James Rollins unrolls an all-too realistic story of what a biological infestation could result in. If such a thing should happen, it's not likely the world would be so fortunate in a solution.
  • Sinistre Imrul
    When I first started this series, it was an amazing experience. However, after the destruction of shield in Bloodline, the thrill started to fade. I used to crave for the unknown, the next page in the story. Now, I feel like I already know. There was no more thrill. It became predictable. I started to lose interest in the series after The 6th extinction. I don't feel any now. Maybe I'm getting older or dumb, I don't know. But I do know that this ...
  • Hannah
    ARC REVIEWI can not tell you how excited I was to get approved for this ARC. Seriously I squealed, loudly and threw in a happy dance. Why was I so excited? I was so excited because I freakin love this series, Sigma Force is one of my absolute favorites. James Rollins is amazing when it comes to weaving a mystery that ties together history and science in an action packed, intelligent, and suspenseful story. I, for one, greatly appreciate all the r...
  • David V.
    Received as an ARC via my employer Barnes & Noble. Rollins is one of my favorite authors so I'm looking forward to this book. Started 11-13-17. Finished 11-23-17. Could've finished sooner but medical appointments got in the way! Mr. Rollins has done it again. Another fast paced techno-thriller that leaves you hanging at the end of every chapter so that it's very difficult to stop. This time it's about a criminal element releasing a deadly invasiv...
  • Ricky
    Scary coincidence that the day after an accidental Emergency Alert went out to the citizens of Hawaii that ballistic missiles were coming, I read this book, in which a major biological threat gets Sigma Force seriously contemplating nuking the same islands for quarantine purposes.For the thirteenth Sigma Force novel, Rollins seriously pulls out all the stops, giving us monster-movie horror on the level of Jurassic Park (the original, or Jurassic ...
  • Sudeep Tirupati
    Not much to say about this. As always Sigma Force books are a ton of fun and this one is no exception. I am a big fan of this series and will always read the new books coming out every year.Also, bugs and insects are scary af, especially wasps. This book depicts a particularly deadly species of wasps, and they only made me more afraid of those things. But I also really liked how they are portrayed as this very military like species and their litt...
  • Tom Tischler
    I'm not going to say to much about this book. It's #13 in the Sigma Force series and it's written in the James Rollins style. It's not my usual story and I didn't thinkthat I was going to like it. I was totally wrong. It was full of action front to back andI had a hard time putting it down. I read the whole thing I think in 1 1/2 days and Ithought it was great. Naturally this means that it gets a 5. The only thing that I willsay about the book is...
  • Tobey
    I gave this 4 stars because as always, Sigma keeps me totally engrossed. The “weapons” in the story gave me the heebie-jeebies and the “creepy-crawlies”.Sure, some of it is predictable but that’s ok for me. I have grown attached to the characters and anxiously await Rollins next Sigma book!
  • Nora Peevy
    This book has so many things in it I love and my review is definitely biased. Amber, history, science, archaeology, spies, conspiracies, strong female characters, libraries, museums, and insects! I'm psyched about this book and if I didn't need to sleep and be an adult I would have read it straight through.
  • Carrie
    The intriguing premise and nonstop action make this a thrilling read. I didn’t really connect to the characters, but this may reflect the fact I read the book in starts and stops due to other reading obligations. Plus, I haven’t read other books in the series. If I had, I might have related more to them. Impressive research as well.
  • Scott
    Great story again by Mr. Rollins. My complaint, net enough Kolowski!!
  • Ariana Fae
    I just finished THE DEMON CROWN by James Rollins, and as usual he had me up way past my bedtime reading. In this installment of the Sigma Force series, Rollins raises the stakes not just for the survival of mankind but for the Sigma Force team, especially for Gray and Seichan. I enjoy how Rollins blends history, technology, and science to create a thrilling read that not only entertains but teaches as well. In this book, Rollins creates an ancien...
  • Gopal
    I am big Rollins fan, anybody who has read my blog posts and reviews will know that about me. Any Rollins book that gets released is a must read on my list. There are few authors whom I follow diligently - Rollins is one of them.The guy just blows my mind every time I read one of his books. He outlines Armageddon scenarios and then coolly and calmly ticks off the ways that Armageddon can be achieved with just a little push from human greed and am...
  • Ronie
    The rating system here on GoodReads is pretty specific, so a 3-star is I liked it--and I did. Maybe even with an emphasis, so 3.5 stars instead of 3. This was a daunting story, making you shudder at mosquitos and other winged insects that might alight on your arm while reading. My husband and I went between the book and the audio book, so maybe that is where we felt "lost in translation" when the story shifted into the point of the view of the wa...
  • Lori L (She Treads Softly)
    The Demon Crown by James Rollins is a very highly recommended terrifying, horrifying thrill ride of action and adventure! This is a smart, excellent new addition to the Sigma Force series.Professor Ken Matsui, an entomologist who specializes in venomous creatures, is the lone survivor of an attack on an island off the coast of Brazil. What he discovers there is a frightening foe that hasn't been seen alive for millions of years.Surprisingly, the ...
  • Elizabeth
    THE DEMON CROWNOff the coast of Brazil, a team of scientists discovers a horror like no other, an island where all life has been eradicated, consumed and possessed by a species beyond imagination. Before they can report their discovery, a mysterious agency attacks the group, killing them all, save one, an entomologist, an expert on venomous creatures, Professor Ken Matsui from Cornell University.Strangest of all, this inexplicable threat traces b...
  • Meera Ranjan
    The book was really a thriller! Each chapter ends in a cliffhanger, even the end! James Rollins has blended history with science in a very surprising manner. He brings out the secrets hidden by the founder of the famous Smithsonian Institution, James Smithson, and the anomaly on his tombstone.The connection of a very famous American figure made it really interesting.Loved the way Rollins has defined the behavior of the killer wasps. The mention o...
  • Maggie Gordon
    The Sigma Force novels are some of my favourite guilty pleasures of action novels. Rollins throws some ridiculous science and history into a mix with hyper-educated secret agents who must save the world from extinction-level disasters. They are all seriously fun! The Demon Crown takes on the idea that perhaps the modern world would not appreciate confronting biology from the past. This is a current topic given how ancient viruses are making a com...