By Jeff Long
Generally and enthusiastically acclaimed, The Descent marked the debut of a strong mind's eye and earned Jeff lengthy comparisons to Stephen King. Now, after 3 extra suspenseful blockbusters, he returns to the pleasing creatures he conjured in that first significant novel, unleashing a narrative that may hook his lovers and not allow pass. within the Descent, we came across an international underneath our ft - a tubular nightmare of tunnels and subterranean rivers and seas inhabited via a savage race of hominids. Our seek was once to find their chief, the so-called ancient devil. In Deeper, mankind once more confronts its merciless subterranean relations, and we needs to descend even additional. trying to find the hadal god, we achieve right down to our very genesis. With terrorism boiling up from the depths, we discover ourselves drawn right into a conflict of civilizations - one primal, one smooth - that forces us to confront our demons another time. captivating, concussive, this darkly incredible paintings of mind's eye galvanizes Jeff Long's recognition as a prodigious expertise.
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Mama soon straightened that out, but that only set them all to wondering how she could dream of doing such a thing. And the cousins were so interested in telling us what to expect that they even forgot about teasing me. ” Cousin Bernie said. “Those are mammoths,” Robbie told him. He’d been doing extra reading on the North Plains ever since he found out we’d be living there, and he enjoyed showing off his new knowledge to the rest of us. “They used to be all over North Columbia, but when the first settlers came from the Old Continent, they killed all the ones in the East.
Everyone was twitchy, wondering what the news would be this time. But Papa didn’t believe in doing business at the dinner table, so we all had to wait. When the last of the plates had been removed and all the crumbs wiped up, everyone looked at Papa. “I told you all this was a Family Council,” he began, “but this is more in the way of an announcement than a discussion. Your mother and I wanted you all to hear this from us, and this was the only way we could think of to be sure no one would be left out.
Frank had been away at university since the year I was born. Sharl and Julie had both gotten married before I was two, and Peter had gone off East to school in the same year. Diane had moved out the year before, to keep the books for a candy-making business one of Papa’s friends owned. Even Charlie, who was going off to university in the fall, was older enough that I didn’t see him much. They felt more like strange grown-ups I had to be polite to than like family. Except for Charlie, I’d really only ever seen them on special occasions.