Deeper is the sequel to the underground bestseller Tunnels – whatever that means (that’s what it says on the cover, so if someone could
enlighten me, I’d be very grateful). Sounds like a pun to me.
If the you like the subterranean fiction the likes of Jules Verne’s Journey to the centre of the earth, you’ll love the claustrophobia and griminess of Tunnels. Not everyone agrees that Deeper is as good as the first book in the series, Tunnels.
If you’d like to get an idea of what people are saying about this book, have a look here. I don’t know how two people can write a book
together, but these guys did. Check out who they are.
The story in a nutshell:
In Tunnels, 14-year old Will Burrows and his friend Chester discover an underground city. The sequel, Deeper, finds Will and his younger brother journeying further underground into The Deeps, trying to find Will’s stepfather, Dr Burrows, who is wandering alone, seeking clues to a lost civilisation. The things these boys have to endure! Everlasting darkness, exhausting heat, prehistoric creatures, deadly caves, vast deserts, lava tubes and an army of Styx. If you’re wondering about the Styx, these guys have been devising a weapon to cleanse the world of sinners who live above ground (Topsoilers – that’s us!) so that they can return to the surface and reclaim it. You’ll really enjoy this book if you like fast-paced, action-packed ‘dark adventure’. Grow your fingernails long so you can bite them down while experiencing the most exquisite suspense, grisly surprises, and a thrilling end to the book.
PS If you want to know more about the reference to Greek mythology in this story, read about the river Styx, which formed a boundary between Earth and the Underworld.