A World Below : by Wesley T. King
Published by Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books c.2018; 274p. [Ebook generously supplied by NetGalley] : to be released March2018
[A 2018 Junior Library Guild selection]
From celebrated, multi-nominated award winning author, Wesley King, comes his latest middle grade adventure, “A World Below“. The ethereal-like cover only hints at what is the story could be like between the pages!
Readers will be shocked, riveted and intrigued from the first page : “consider everyone on this list missing or deceased. Notify parents immediately. Pictures for identification of bodies may be required.”
As the title implies, the majority of this fast paced adventure story dives deep below ‘terra ferma’ and takes the world of caving, caverns, and tunnels to a whole new level! The author`s effective use of vivid description, intense action and suspense continually builds with each alternating ‘time’ stamped chapter.
For myself, A World Below is a cool mix of Arthur Conon Doyle’s The Lost World and Jules Verne’s “Journey to the centre of the earth” and Edgar Rice Burrough’s ‘The Lost Continent’ — a true science fiction fantasy adventure tale.
This is a story of challenges and discovery that will captivate even the most reluctant of readers!
Highly Recommended for all Middle Grade readers who wish to go ‘spelunking’!!
Booktrailer: A World Below