"We're going to need a new planet."
Scientists have made a startling discovery: the last fragment of a primordial supercontinent on which life has evolved separately from all other life on Earth.
The time is now. The place is the Trident, a long-range research vessel hired by the reality TV show SeaLife. Aboard is a cast of ambitious young scientists, and a director dying for drama. Henders Island might be just what the show needs to boost the ratings, until the first scientist sets foot ashore—and the ultimate test of survival begins.
For what they discover is not a lost world frozen in time, an island of mutants, or a lab where science has gone mad. This is the Earth as it might have been after evolving separately for half a billion years, an ecosystem that could topple ours like a house of cards.
Just as the stakes can’t get any higher, something more terrifying than anything humanity has ever encountered is discovered—and must be saved at any cost.