“Sleeping Giants” by Sylvain Neuvel is a sci-fi thriller about an alien robot discovered on earth. I know what you’re thinking, “Haven’t we heard this story before?!”
Yes! But not like this you haven’t… “Sleeping Giants” is Neuvel’s debut novel as part of the Themis Files, a trilogy about discovering some alien technology with greater firepower than any other weapon every developed by humankind. There are several twists and unforeseen turns in the story that pits one country against another in the race to possess the technology and then retain it once it’s power is displayed.
I enjoy Neuvel’s brand of science fiction. Just because the hero is on one side, doesn’t mean that that side will win, and there is always a geopolitical angle that he is working. This was an engaging story throughout that keeps your mind guessing and wanting more. I am glad there are two more novels in the series to read as well as some teaser chapters between the books.
This is a great start to a captivating story about the balance of power in our world, and what we might need to do to defend on ourselves from the other outside of our world.