Descent

The Last Hunter: Descent
(Antarktos Saga #1)
by Jeremy Robinson (2010)

I’ve been told that the entire continent of Antarctica groaned at the moment of my birth. The howl tore across glaciers, over mountains and deep into the ice. Everyone says so. Except for my father; all he heard was Mother’s sobs. Not of pain, but of joy, so he says. Other than that, the only verifiable fact about the day I was born is that an iceberg the size of Los Angeles broke free from the ice shelf a few miles off the coast.

Again, some would have me believe the fracture took place as I entered the world. But all that really matters, according to my parents, is that I, Solomon Ull Vincent, am the first child born on Antarctica; the first and only Antarctican. I was born on September 2nd, 1974.


This is an eight book series, and the author appears to have anticipated the long journey ahead and chosen a slower pace this time. Thee is still the adventure and action of other Robinson novels, just a bit slower and more deliberate.