Thematic Core: In one form or another, every major religion recognizes prophecies foretelling that the resurrection of humanity will be both physical and spiritual. TPR portrays a plausible – if terrifying – means by which the prophecies become manifest. (see scientific & spiritual reviews) The protagonist's most frightening choice can lead to redemption.
Allegorical Structure: TPR explores the shadowy influence of the divine and the diabolical upon the empirical world of individuals and society. It unfolds on two interconnected levels, with a military/heroic climax and a spiritual/heroic climax.
1) Jurassic Park and TPR both have animals in natural and zoo-like settings (research can only be done in those settings),
2) Both regenerate extinct species.
1) FGR relies on two processes that are distinct from JP’s DNA recovery method: FGR uses a. non-mineralized fossil genetic material and b. archival DNA, as affected by a mysterious RNA,
2) TPR has Ice Age species and human sub-species,
3) TPR is a spiritual thriller, an exploration of Harrigan’s tormented psyche, and a military thriller. The tale spans 20 years, making it episodic – perfect for a TV series or miniseries.
4) JP takes a modernist/rationalist view of reality. TPR’s hauntingly subtle Catholic eschatological and moral view tempts the reader to consider responding to the God who pursues, even pines for, every human being from the moment of conception.