In many ways it reads like a classic children's adventure story - it clearly owes a debt to Jules Verne, and it's refreshing to
This book makes a wild claim on the front cover - "if you like Percy Jackson you'll love this" and so this is why I picked this book up last week.
This book, The eye of Neptune, is the first in a series but I am so happy to report that, while the way is certainly paved for the next book, things are resolved at the end of this first installment.
In this first adventure we meet our hero Prince Dakkar. His mentor, Oginski, has been making an amazing submersible and so when he is captured Dakkar must race across the world, under the oceans, avoiding perilous monsters to find and free his friend. Along the way he meets another adventurous and courageous girl called Georgia who also has found herself commanding another submersible made by her uncle. Together these young protagonists must face and defeat the evil megalomaniac Cryptos and foil his plan of world domination.
This is a fast pace action adventure story which is fairly easy to read. It is certainly a page turner and there are some powerful battle scenes.
"A bony click accompanied the appearance of a long stick-like leg from the water. Then another leg, and another, followed by a blue, spiny boulder with two black beady eyes on stalks and mandibles that fanned the air. It was a massive crab. It rose up above Dakkar on its long spidery legs, clicking sharp pincers at him."
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