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The Medusa Deep by David Neil Lee (23)

  • Publisher: ‎ Poplar Press (June 1, 2021)
  • Paperback: ‎ 200 pages
  • ISBN: ‎ 9781989496312




Nate Silva is back battling monsters in The Medusa Deep, the long-awaited follow-up to David Neil Lee's award-winning young adult novel, The Midnight Games. After finally finding The Sorcerer, the airship that disrupted the last midnight game, Nate is kidnapped by the crew and pressed into dangerous service in the fight against the Great Old Ones, ending up on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. There H.P. Lovecraft reappears and Nate discovers a grandfather he never knew he had, a grandfather who has kept a carefully maintained harpoon gun for decades. With a group of scientists on the scene determined to investigate the uncanny Medusa Deep, things soon start to get complicated. All the while, Nate knows something is happening back home in Hamilton. Will he be able to return in time?


David Neil Lee is the author of the novels The Midnight Games and Commander Zero, as well as the international bestseller Chainsaws: A History, and the acclaimed jazz books The Battle of the Five Spot and (with jazz pianist Paul Bley) Stopping Time. In 2016, the City of Hamilton awarded the Kerry Schooley award for “the book that best conveys the spirit of Hamilton” to David's Lovecraftian young adult novel, The Midnight Games. Originally from British Columbia, he has lived in BC and Ontario, and currently resides with his wife, Maureen, in Hamilton. His website is davidneillee.com.


My review for The Midnight Games


REVIEW:
So we ended on the edge of a cliff!! I can't wait to read the third and final book in this series!
As a Hamiltonian, reading these books are fun but it is great to know the places in the story. Ivor Wynne is now Tim Horton Field, but being from here it takes me back to the original stadium. This particular book is set more in space, yes, space! Plus the sites in Hamilton are different. I loved that too! Again, reminiscing. 
Let me tell you what I felt as a reader, someone not worried about the setting but focusing on the story and characters.
I loved the continuation of Nate and his story with these aliens. H.P. Lovecraft is also in the story, but not the guy you think of writing his tales. He is so much more than that. This author makes your imagination run wild, as wild as the scenes in the book.
Which brings me to the one down point I have. As with the first book, I feel like the reader is for a maturer audience. I don't know that some of the parts in this story will keep the attention of a teenager. That's just my opinion though.
I love this series, and hope you will read it too! Just be sure to read them in sequence. They can be read as stand alone books, but you may feel like you don't know enough about the back story if you skip past.


3.5/5




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  1. oh man, i hate cliff hangers. hope he is a fast writer. -:)
    sherry @ fundinmental

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