Aboard a long-range research vessel, in the
vast reaches of the South Pacific, the cast and crew of the reality
show Sealife believe they have found a ratings bonanza. For a director
dying for drama, a distress call from Henders Island—a mere blip on any
radar—might be just the ticket. Until the first scientist sets foot on
Henders—and the ultimate test of survival begins.
For when they reach the island’s shores, the scientists are utterly
unprepared for what they find—creatures unlike any ever recorded in
natural history. This is not a lost world frozen in time; this is Earth
as it might have looked after evolving on a separate path for half a
billion years—a fragment of a lost continent, with an ecosystem that could topple ours like a house of cards.