The nine hybrid barons -- mysterious oligarchs who ruled the fortified cities that emerged after Armageddon -- are no more. Gone, not by the civil war fought by a courageous band of exiles, but trapped in a web of evil 4000 years in the making. As Tiamat, a living, sentient ship, hovers in orbit over Egypt, the nine Overlords of an ancient civilization are reborn. The planet Nibiru will live again on Earth, and humanity will be enslaved, or die.
He is a being of inhuman evil: a melding of dragon, myth and machine. He is Lord Enlil, ruler of the Overlords. As the barons evolve into creatures infinitely more dangerous than the egomaniacs who ruled from the safety of their towers, Tiamat, safeguarding the ancient race, is now the key to the fruition of their plan. Kane and the Cerberus exiles, pledged to free humanity from millennia of manipulation, face a desperate -- perhaps impossible -- task: stop Enlil and the Overlords from reaching the mother ship... and claiming Earth as theirs.
This book is a major event in the overall story arc of the OL series. From the beginning, in Exile to Hell, Kane and his friends begin to discover the tip of the iceberg about the presence of aliens and a history of humanity and alien that goes back thousands of years. Here in Children Of The Serpent, is the story of the return of the Annunaki overlords to reclaim earth.
This is a good entertaining episode in the OL series, but what seperates this book from the norm, not just from OL, but from the standard boundries that Gold Eagle sets for their many action series. Mark Ellis has taken his series to many exotic lands, far out places, super high technology, both modern and ancient, and has a wide variety of interesting and memorable villans. Children Of The Serpent kicks this up another notch. You might say it tips over the apple cart.
In this book we see the Barons, who have been part of the storyline since book one, are no longer what they once were. They are now something much more. Sam's true self is revealed at last. The fate of Quavel and of her baby is revealed. Who the barons were and have become is revealed. The return of the Annunaki mothership, and what it is, is awesome. Balam plays a major role, and everyone in Cerberus will eventually have to work together to face the new threat of the Annunaki return. This is a book where a lot happens in the resolution of the story arc, and it is entertaining along the way, with Kane's infiltration of the mothership, the adventure in a giant temple in Iraq, a final battle at Cerburus, this is one of the best books in the series yet.
If you are reading any books at all in the series, this is one title you don't want to miss!