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by Andre Norton

Andre Norton and Sherwood Smith have collaborated on Solar Queen and Time Traders novels, but never before have they created as rousing an adventure as awaits Ross Murdock, Gordon Ashe, and the rest of the Time Patrol in Ancient Atlantis.In Earth's future, when time travel has become possible, the Time Patrol is the top secret government agency that protects Earth's past, so that our history will not become corrupted by invaders from either our future or from other worlds. For many years, Murdock, Ashe, and other members of the Time Patrol have contended with threats to our time continuum, none more deadly than the alien Baldies, who hate other high-tech civilizations and want to destroy Earth.Evidence of time travel has been found in ruins dating to the ancient world . . . in the legendary realm of Atlantis. So Murdock, Ashe, Eveleen Riordan, and other Time Patrollers deck themselves out as foreign traders to discover whether something is amiss in Atlantis. They find that the Baldies are there, as evidenced by sophisticated, high-tech equipment, whose purpose it is impossible to fathom. As they try to derail the Baldies' plot, the Time Patrollers realize that time is running out on their mission, when Atlantis is shaken by tremors that presage a cataclysm that may be the disaster that sank the fabulous island state. But they must be sure they act to preserve, not destroy, history--and if they're wrong, it'll be too late . . . for them and for Earth's future.
Download Atlantis Endgame: A New Time Traders Adventure epub
ISBN: 0312859228
ISBN13: 978-0312859220
Category: Fantasy
Subcategory: Science Fiction
Author: Andre Norton
Language: English
Publisher: Tor Books; 1st edition (December 2, 2002)
Pages: 256 pages
ePUB size: 1364 kb
FB2 size: 1393 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 497
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Atlantis Endgame (2002) is the seventh novel in the Time Traders series, following Echoes in Time. It tells the further adventures of Ross Murdock, his wife, Eveleen Riordan, and his partner, Gordon Ashe. It also adds a new character, Linnea Edel, an old acquaintance of Gordon.

In this story, Linnea has found an anachronistic earring with a modern jeweler's mark in a site on Thera, the probable location of legendary ancient Atlantis. While interesting in and of itself, it becomes extremely intriguing when found to be identical to an earring belonging to Eveleen. This existence of this object in ancient layers of soil suggests that it was lost circa 1628 BC, shortly before the island was destroyed by an huge volcanic eruption.

The Project suspects Baldie intervention in the eruption and intends to send a team back in time to investigate. The Russian time travel group cooperates with the Project to send a small ship with six agents aboard back to Kalliste, the ancient name of Thera before the eruption.

From there, they travel to Akrotiri -- the major town on the island -- where they discover signs of Baldie tech in the volcano vents both on land and in the sea. Later a group of Baldies are seen on the beach, apparently looking for indications of THEM. They also find a Baldie ship in the sea, but can't locate the Baldie onshore base. They do find a couple of Fur Faces, a alien sentient species encountered only once before; however, they do not seem to be allies of the Baldies.

The natives are anxiously awaiting word from their oracle, but nothing new has been spoken in the past few months. Some Kallistans have left the island anyway, terrified by the frequent earthquakes and the steam, smoke, ash and rock ejected by the volcano. Linnea claims to be an Egyptian Earth-Goddess priestess to infiltrate the Oracle's household and is there when the seer orders the evacuation of the island.

This novel is driven by the imminent threat of eruption, so is more like a hit and run than the almost leisurely exploration in the other tales in this series. The team are all disappointed by the lack of opportunity to study this almost unknown culture, but Linnea, the newcomer, is particularly frustrated by the time limit.

Recommended for all Norton fans and anyone who enjoys tales of ancient societies in a SF setting. For those who have not previously read this series, the initial volume is The Time Traders.

-Arthur W. Jordin
The last of the Time Trader series, oh so sad! I would really like these and Solar Queen to continue. What a like about this one is we learn a little more about the Baldies, and the issues involved are not always so black and white.
This is the final book in the Time Traders series and certainly offers a surprising conclusion while adhering to the original style / characters of the series. Fans of Andre Norton will not be disappointed with this book.
Time Traders series is one of the best time travel series.
Atlantis Endgame is the 7th novel in the Time Traders series, following Echoes in Time.

Very little makes sense. Lots of contradictions with the earlier, classic, Time Traders series. I read it, but I found myself blowing through it simply to be done with it.

The plot concept isn't bad, but it simply does not jive with the earlier series, making wonder who edited the work. More of a "lite" book with a heavy "magic" element. Norton should be ashamed.
Very good story and well written.
I found the book looked like it just came off a brand new book store shelf. Andre norton SI/FI has always been my favorate.
on time as advertised