Skip to main content

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




**Compensation may be earned from the link within. This copy was received from the author to facilitate this review. Opinions are owned by Freda's Voice.

Comments

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

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Comments are for Google Users Only due to spam comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave your opinions and comments.

Popular posts from this blog

Scooby Doo: The Sword And The Scoob

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL NOW AND DVD MARCH 23! RATED F 72 minutes AMAZON An evil sorceress transports the gang back to the age chivalrous knights, spell-casting wizards, and fire-breathing dragons. While there, Shaggy unwittingly pulls out Excalibur from a nearby stone to cut a block of cheese and now no one is sure who the rightful ruler is. The legendary wizard, Merlin, appears and explains that the throne of Camelot must be determined through TRIAL BY COMBAT. Our heroes pull out all the stops to try and win the tournament, break the witch's hold on King Arthur, and find a way back to the present in this legendary story of Scooby Doo in King Arthur's Court. REVIEW: It was weird starting off with a He-Man lookalike, Thunder the Barabarian), until I realized a character from the film was watching the cartoon in the airplane. Still, it was kind of cool to reminice about two cartoons from my childhood. So many great actors bring the film to life! What a fun story it was too! Although

The Invisible Man

AVAILABLE TODAY! RATED R 125 MINUTES AMAZON What you can't see can hurt you. Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy scientist, Cecilia (Elisabeth Moss) escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding. But when her abusive ex suddenly dies, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turns lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia's sanity begins to unravel while she desperately tries to prove she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.  REVIEW: I sorta hated the beginning. Starts outs so dark that you can't really make anything out. Hard to know what's going on if you can't see. It doesn't take long to get light though. Thankfully. Man, does the story ever pick up after that. I don't remember much about the original but this one is intense. Right to the very last second too. Sydney is badass and shows it throughout. Can you imagine what it would

The #Friday56 & #Instagram56

Welcome to week 518! Our memeversary is coming up in 2 weeks! It's been almost 10 years since I took over this meme! I have something special for you all! RULES: *Grab a book, any book. *Turn to Page 56 or 56% on your  ereader . If you have to improvise, that is okay. *Find a snippet, short and sweet. *Post it, and  add the url to your post in the Linky below . If you don't link up, we may not know to visit. Also join in the fun on Instagram using the hashtags #Instagram56 #Friday56 Happy weekend to you all! Check out this read on  Amazon . Here is my 56... View this post on Instagram A post shared by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56. Q:      How have books changed you the most? A: This feels like a loaded question, almost like asking what your favorite song is, or your favorite color. Books can do many things to you. They can effect you in different ways. I have read books