by Mira Grant
Published by: Subterranean Press
When the Imagine Network commissioned a documentary on mermaids, to be filmed from the cruise ship Atargatis, they expected what they had always received before: an assortment of eyewitness reports that proved nothing, some footage that proved even less, and the kind of ratings that only came from peddling imaginary creatures to the masses.
They didn't expect actual mermaids. They certainly didn't expect those mermaids to have teeth.
This is the story of the Atargatis, lost at sea with all hands. Some have called it a hoax; others have called it a maritime tragedy. Whatever the truth may be, it will only be found below the bathypelagic zone in the Mariana Trench…and the depths are very good at keeping secrets.
When I received Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant for review, I knew it was time to grab my Kindle and read the prequel Rolling in the Deep.
I absolutely love Grant’s blend of horror, science fiction, and fantasy. Rolling in the Deep was a dark, freaky, twisted tale on mermaids that sets up the first full-length book perfectly.
The tale is set up with documentary tidbits on the Atargatis, a ship commissioned by Imagine Network to film a documentary about mermaids. From the beginning, we know the Arargatis was found floating and empty with evidence of a horrific tragedy. Some believe it was a clever hoax and remains one of the biggest unsolved mysteries.
Mira Grant, takes us on board the Atargatis, allowing us to meet her crew, scientist, film crew, host, and entertainers. The story that unfolds was creepy, suspenseful and unlike any mermaid story, I have ever read.
Grant has a way of pulling readers in, and she certainly hooked me with her vivid details. I even found myself fascinated by the entertainment. The horror aspect was creeptastic as Grant perfectly described the action, creatures, and bloodshed. She weaved in some scientific jargon and nautical talk that fed my inner nerd and made everything seem possible. She perfectly sets up the story for Into the Drowning Deep. Peter Benchley and Jaws have nothing on Grant’s mermaids and twisted imagination.Rolling in the Deep by Mira Grant sets up the full-length novel Into the Drowning Deep Click To Tweet
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