As magistrate-turned-rebel Kane, fellow warrior Grant and archivist Brigid Baptiste face uncertainty in their own ranks, an ancient foe resurfaces in the company of Viking warriors -- harnessing ancient prophecies of Ragnarok, the final conflict of fire and ice, to bring his own mad vision of a new apocalypse. To save what's left of the future, Kane's new battlefield is the kingdom of Antarctica, where legend and lore have taken on mythic and deadly proportions.
In the Outlands, the shocking truth is humanity's last hope.
I loved the beginning of this book. The crew returns to thunder isle for a dinosaur hunt! Kane and Domi against "monstrodamus" in the jungle of the island was a great start to the book, and then things take an interesting turn. This book features a return of Zakat, an enemy last seen in Iceblood. I liked the intro to this character and the scenes with the vikings. The pace of the novel slows down for a while, but the coolness goes into overdrive as Kane and friends venture to Antarctica.
The gateway there is the same one they used in Hell Rising. This time, they discover an amazing underground ancient city. The descriptions of this area, as well as the thunder island intro are excellently portrayed, adding to the many exotic and fascinating locations the author takes the reader in each of these novels. And like many novels, this book has much in myth and legend to add a good back story to the characters and events the Cerberus crew deal with. Overall, a book filled with lots of cool stuff!