Hell exists. It is a real, geological, historical place beneath our very feet. And it is inhabited savagely.
In 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 darkness.
A decade has passed since doomed explorers unveiled a nightmare of tunnels a...more
I loved the Descent book one in this series by Jeff Long and have put off reading this book for quite a long time. It is a fun and easy page turner that does not live up to the first book. This book does not have the tension, the scary moments, and it lacks the magic of discovery that The Descent had in spades. It does a nice job at moving the story 10 years further on and creates some very plausible outcomes of Humans versus Hadal's.
The story telling and the interview chapters with the A...more
The story criss c...more
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.
Kirja kertoo maanalaisesta maailmasta, jota asuttavat hadaalit, ihmisistä erkaantunut julma laji. Syöverissä majailee vankina metkujaan hautomassa ja toteuttamassa itse Saatana, langennut enkeli. Vihjailtiin, että vielä syve...more
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 interi...more
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 -...more
Both books are set in a vast underworld people on the earth's surface were never aware of, except through religious and mythological references to hell. Well, it turns out in these books that hell is real and filled with semi-human beings who act in nightmarish ways.
The story involves a crusade led by an iron-willed housewife to reclaim her daughter who has been stolen by the underworld denizens. He...more
This book was a little more abstract than the first, and goes a bit further with the hell idea, and there are free floating souls calling to people. Once again I'm left with a feeling that the story isn't over at the end, so I would probably recommend that new readers wait until they can read all three at once. I hate waiting.
The discussions with the angel were pretty cool, though I'm embarrassed that I didn't r...more
Deeper is a continuation of The Descent. Both novels explore a newly discovered underground world, with a previously unknown intelligent species. They explore the questions of what hell could really be like and whether the Devil really exists.
I found The Descent to be a pretty average thriller. It dealt more with how all the underground realm worked scientifical...more
Personally I loved the new, more supernatural direction the story went. Hearing Satan discuss his life and the history of humanity was fascin...more
That's not to say I didn't enjoy it. I was entertained up until the abrupt ending, which only vaguely answered some questions and left a few other important ones unanswered.
Just as in the previous book I read "Dexter in the Dark," there are supernatual/religious eleme...more
After re-reading what is probably my favorite thriller ever (The Descent), I was pretty excited to turn around and read this sequel. Jeff Long's writing style changed quite a bit over the years, so I wasn't sure what to expect. He went from lots of action combined with strange supernatural ideas, to surreal and dreamy with strange supernatural ideas.
What I got was really both styles combined. At the beginning it feels very much liked its predecessor, with plenty of action/violence/char...more
While tensions between the United States and China increase on the surface, sub-plane...more