Monday, September 21, 2015

Kraken Rising: Alex Hunter 6 by Greig Beck (Book 2015)

I've been waiting for many years to see if Greig Beck would go back to his roots and continue on with perhaps the most engaging adventure story of this decade. Needless to say, I was thrilled to find out that he wrote this book and I was happy to give up precious hours of sleep in order to clear it in one sitting.

Kraken Rising builds directly upon the story from Beneath the Dark Ice, just fast forwarded a few years and x number of mini-books in the middle. It was wonderful to read about so many old characters from the series and to follow them on their dangerous journey beneath the Antarctic ice for a second time. I'm a sucker for history, military, and anthropology, and the story had all three. Of course the action was exciting and the plot could hold your attention indefinitely. The book was thorough, well paced, and well written. I couldn't have asked for a more solid story to take over where the first book left off. I highly recommended it; I just hope that we don't have to wait 5 more years for gold to be stuck again.
Rating - High