The Descent was a modern Jules Verne for adults Its sequel, however, is a supernatural fantasy through and through The antagonist is an immortal fallen angel yearning to escape his underworld prison Prominent roles are played by souls that linger and speak to the living Make no mistake Deeper is a different animal than its predecessor.If you re still interested, then know that Ali and Ike apart, not together reprise their roles as heroes of the story You ll travel through the dark interior You ll discover the remains of another amazing, pre historic city You ll encounter the remaining hadals and some human monsters too.Deeper follows two main storylines One is the mission to rescue a group of children who were stolen from above The other is a battle of wills between the devil seriously, no joke and the human companion s it manipulates There s a sub plot of escalating military tensions between China and the U.S., but it adds little to the story.Deeper will re immerse you in the environment of The Descent and reunite you with two beloved characters On the other hand, the metaphysical fabric of the world is quite a departure, and the story isn t equal to that of the first book Depending on your tastes, you ll love this book, like it moderately, or better spend your time with a different tome.P.S I gave four stars to The Descent Anyone looking for a thrilling adventure with a side helping of horror will enjoy it. Hell Exists It Is A Real, Geological, Historical Place Beneath Our Very Feet And It Is Inhabited SavagelyIn An Intense And Imaginative Tour De Force, New York Times Bestselling Author Jeff Long Takes Readers Into The Depths Of The Earth Where A Primordial Intelligence Waits In The DarknessA Decade Has Passed Since Doomed Explorers Unveiled A Nightmare Of Tunnels And Rivers Honeycombing The Earth S Depths After Millennia Of Suffering Terror And Predation, Humanity S Armies Descended To Destroy The Ancient Hordes Deep Beneath The Pacific Ocean, A Doomed Science Expedition Killed The Subterraneans Fabled Leader, And Suddenly It Seemed That Evil Was Dead And All Was Right With The World AgainNow Deeper Arrives To Explode That Complacency And Plunge Us Back Into The Sunless Abyss Hell Boils Up Through America S Subways And Basements To Take Its Revenge And Steal Our Children Against The Backdrop Of A Looming War With China, A Crusade Of Volunteers Races To Find The Vestiges Of A Lost Race But A Lone Explorer, The Linguist Ali Von Schade, Learns That A Far Greater Menace Lies In The Unexplored Heart Of The Planet The Real Satan Can T Be Killed, And He Has Been Waiting Since The Beginning Of Time To Gain His Freedom Man And His Pitiless Enemies Are Mere Pawns In The Greatest Escape Ever DevisedMesmerizing And Concussive, This Darkly Brilliant Work Of Imagination Galvanizes Jeff Long S Reputation As A Prodigious Talent At Once A Love Story, The Ultimate Thriller, And An Extreme Adventure, Deeper Will Leave You Breathless I didn t love this book they way I loved it s prequel The Descent The first book wasof an adventure exploration story, going down into the earth and discovering the Hadal s civilization This one delvedinto the identity of satan or the being trapped in the earth He apparently has supernatural powers, but is unable to leave his prison So he lures travelers and pilgrims to his lair, where he either tortures and kills them, or takes them on as a temporary disciple.The story criss crossed between the evil down below, and a hunt for some children that were abducted and taken into the earth While the beginning of the book was interesting, towards the end it becamemetaphysical, andabout the torture inflicted upon the people The underworld, which was so believable in the first book, becameandunbelievable to me So I felt a little let down by this one. Deeper holds a difficult position as the sequel to one of the decade s most shocking and imaginative horror novels, it creates very high expectations in its readers It is hard for such a book to fulfil them, and disgruntled, disappointed fans are almost given.In my opinion, Deeper is a logical continuation of the original material While it is true that Long abandons the scientific concepts introduced in The Descent in favour of the religious and even supernatural, I have to admit that again, in my opinion this development seems neither forced nor farfetched There was always something religious to the deep, even besides the associations with biblical hell for much of book one, Ike seemed like a lost son, caught between two worlds, unsure of where he belonged Much of his solitary time was spent turned inward, in reflection The deep had a grip on him that was far beyond the Stockholm Syndrome For him to return to the dark, to seek out what was haunting him and, if necessary, to rid himself and his loved ones of it, seems inevitable With everything that is different in Deeper , it also manages what many other sequels can t it stays true to the characters its predecessor brought to life and once again creates the same dread, horror and oftentimes disgust we have already come to love Yes, we have seen read about mutilations before, nevertheless Long never ceases to finds new, disturbing angles to human suffering Whether you love d The Descent or not, I d advise to approach this piece of work as a book of its own right Give it some room to breathe and unfold its own tale, and you will likely meet with a novel that holds up on its own, and isthan just a run of the mill sequel Give it a chance step into the dark once , let it enfold you and join us in prayer for the advent of the long awaited conclusion to this trilogy. I read the first book, The Descent right at the end of last year so when I found there was a sequel I had to read it straight away I found Descent gripped me all the way through so I was hoping the same would be true for this one.Immediately, this lacked the edge of your seat suspense and horror that the previous book did The bulk of this takes place 10 years after the end of The Descent The underworld is available for exploitation but only nervous nibbles are taking place view spoiler There seem to be 3 main storylines that are tenuously linked Rebecca s search for the children Ali s search for the children, then Maggie The developing war hide spoiler I ve waited a long time for this book and I wasn t disappointed It s not often that a sequel is better than the original but Jeff Long s sequel to The Descent is better andterrifying than the first. I really enjoyed The Descent but this follow up was just plain nasty Too much religious babble Also had too much blood, gore, angst, torture, gore, evil, greed andgore with no real pay off Seems like a set up for yet another round below ground Sadly disappointing. Long is a wonderful writer, but I thought this book would never end It was good to revisit the main characters from The Descent However, passion and interest grabbing momentum just aren t present in this sequel What this story has in abundance are gratuitous violence and death, violation, and a boring and all too human fallen angel. only complaint was that the author has too many sub plots and it can be distracting Do not read while pregnant hormonally challenged.
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- Mass Market Paperback
- 461 pages
- Jeff Long
- 24 May 2018 Jeff Long