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The Abyss (Terra Incognita #1)

3.14 of 5 stars 3.14  ·  rating details  ·  29 ratings  ·  7 reviews
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Published (first published May 20th 2011)
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Definitely for the YA market -- and mostly the male one at that -- and that's good. Those guys read. We meet our leading character, an earnest teen named Ben who returns from being away at school to find himself completely alone in a huge house during the holidays, his parents apparently off doing something far more important with their new found wealth than welcoming home their only son. Boredom and frustration get the best of him and after an ill-fated plunge through a rotten stairwell, the bo ...more
Great fantasy
Grace Herrera
Could not pull me in

It was slow and very stilted dialogue. I didn't connect with the main characters or like them very much. The story line did not feel very fleshed out.
Angie Lisle
Interesting ideas and there's some neat metaphors/similes here that I haven't seen a thousand times. I enjoyed how several mythologies crept into the story.

The biggest obstacle for me was the narrative, written third person limited. It slows down the pace with unnecessary words. I wish the story was written in first person narrative because so many aspects of the book reminded me of a video game and first person narrative could have played up that aspect of the book and made the story-telling tr
Not a terrible book for an author just starting out. The fantasy aspect was actually not bad...I just found the book to be a bit disjointed, and I didn't feel like it flowed as well as it could have. It is also difficult to get past the first 10-15% of the book. I felt like it started slowly and got better as more fantasy aspects were added to the book-and there are all kinds of creatures...referrals to a phoenix, wyverns, a Sphinx...a lot of imagination. With some professional editing and polis ...more
It started out good. I liked the premise and all, but it went downhill all the way to the end.
Interesting read, has a bit of everything in it. very unique. Might have to get book 2.
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