by Jeff Long
This is the first book I’ve read by Jeff Long. May I say that I luv luv luved this book! Jeff Long introduces ancient, hellish sub-terranian life forms (known as Hadals) who are forced to attack humanity to defend themselves and their habitat. He explores Hell, Satan, and origins of evil via a group of adventurers led by Ike Crockett who escaped from years of Hadal captivity.
The expedition, while funded by a corporation whose mission is to claim new territory, also contains members recruited by Beowolf, an aging secret group of philosophers who catalogues and protect life’s greatest mysteries. They venture into the unknown and discover an underworld of rivers, caverns, mountains, strange and wonderful creatures. The author is able to control the reader through a wonderful state of tension and terror throughout the chapters. I didn’t want it to end.