Here's what readers think of The Waters of Chaos:
The Ancient Saga & The Modern Quest.
On Amazon.com 72 % of all reviewers give WoC five stars out of five. In total, 84 % of all reviewers are highly positive. Here's a sampling of their comments posted publicly on Amazon.com:
I loved this book! Leaves me wanting more! Well researched & fascinating! I would like to see a bibliography of the research literature & dig into it!
While a fictional novel, the presentation of information makes it immensely believable. It was hard to put down once I picked it up. The alternating stories (current time and earlier time) culminated quite well with the ending. As someone who has wondered how certain ancient civilizations materialized "out of thin air" in an advanced state - the book gives a plausible explanation.
Fun read! Makes you want to plan an expedition!
Very intriguing concepts routed in history and science. Loved it!
By Duncan Rowleson January 19, 2016
This was a "can't put it down" book. I found the premise intriguing and enjoyed the development of the plots.
I enjoyed it. learned a lot
By Cap'n Doc on September 25, 2015
A novel with an interesting mix of a fictional modern day archeologist/geographer's hunt for artifacts to prove his theory and a fictional story of the ancient characters whose lives created those artifacts. Back and forth, ancient and modern, for many, many pages. Quite a read, as I relaxed on a Tahitian motu for the week's vacation. I enjoyed both the motu and the book immensely. If you have time on your hands, read it! I will look for other books by this author, and books with that ancient/modern weave. Makes the history come alive, similar to Michener's tomes, but with more twist. As for that theory of the rising waters, it makes sense and actually makes one think about preparing for the "fast rise" likely when the Ice melts, again, in 5 or 10 thousand years from now. :-)
This book is riveting, especially well paced, and fascinating to anyone who is curious about ancient culture and our own possible future.
This presents an interesting perspective on current environmental concerns. I found the book an easy read and the writing similar to Michael Crichton. Clearly defined heroes and villains kept the story plot interesting. It's a long book page wise but very readable.
5.0 out of 5 stars New research and theories team up with ancient myths and legends. By P. Geison November 9, 2013
I loved this book -- could hardly wait for the end of the day so I could curl up with it. Thankfully, it has 547 pages, so it lasted through many spellbound evenings. Abounding with romance, mystery, and adventure; sex, palace intrigue, coming of age, military battles, academic politics, heroics and natural disasters, Waters of Chaos could be a blockbuster.
It's a mystery to me why books like these seem to have so few readers. But then again, it's a mystery to me who actually buys and reads the magazines at the supermarket checkout lane.
And be glad for Amazon -- this book does not appear even once in the online catalog for all of the public libraries in my region. How can that be?
At first I wasn't sure I would like this book with the division between the two periods of time. However it soon drew me in and I found it to be really interesting and informative. It kept me interested till the end.
Very well done in terms of the theory, the background science, and the imaginative story-line. I wish there were more maps and graphics, or alternatively they came across better on kindle and were easier to access. Ditto for important passages, which I can't find again. There is too much dialog about his postulates, which I would prefer were put across in summary paragraphs, such as about iodine and vitamin C. I don't agree that Egypt is the tropics, especially so in the Ice Ages. It is warm though, I get his point. But it's not technically tropical.
Should be required reading for those who are skeptical about rising water levels. Very imaginatively done.
This book is entertaining in that it suggests the way history could have been - different from the way most believe. It makes you wonder if the brothers have some facts that they just can't present to the scientific community yet - just like the brothers in the story.
The Waters of Chaos is the best book I've read in the past year. I'd highly recommend it to anyone who likes Dan Brown or Clive Cussler -- but who wishes that the works of those authors had a little more intellectual weight. The authors of The Waters of Chaos are two internationally known scholars who are remarkably good storytellers. The novel fuses two basic stories and switches back and forth at key moments, creating a series of cliffhangers. I'd groan at each shift but then would be crushed when the narrative resumed the original story thread. I finally stayed up most of one night to finish the novel because I couldn't endure the suspense any longer. Perhaps other readers will catch a stunning plot twist before I did - the foreshadowing certainly is there - but I did a 2 a.m. forehead-smack at that point. This is an outstanding book, made all the more compelling by the accuracy of its science.
I am always on the lookout for this type of action fiction with real science to back it up. I don't find many that fit the bill. Finally, I found it: "The Waters of Chaos". The story line is is fascinating and exciting. Buy the book and you won't be sorry. I anxiously await Jeff and Jerry Dobson's next book. I am now a permanent fan.
I highly recommend it.
What if these guys are right? One of the most interesting books that I have ever picked up. Could not put down.