Graham and Jeremiah don’t have much in common… that is, until they both find themselves plunging 300m below the surface of the Earth. Worse still, they’re not alone down there. As the story unfolds, the unlikely friends must work through their differences as they strive to get back to the surface.

This fantasy novel is a light read; entertaining and humorous, without being too taxing. My key interest in the story hinged upon the developing relationship between the two men; I really appreciate characters who can learn from their experiences (unlike Alice in “Through the Looking-Glass”).

At times, the fantasy elements can be a little corny (for example, a tribe of knee-high warriors who greet each other with a “hi-ho”). That aside, the plot is good enough to keep you entertained.

This is an easy read. Not too complex, but not boring either. A good book for those who like fantasy, but would like a change from the bog standard vampire/werewolf romance (don’t get me wrong though… I loved Twilight as much as the next 15 year old!).

I would recommend this book for some light relief between heavier reading. If you’ve just put down “War and Peace” and are looking for something a little less strenuous, this may be just what you need!

Light reads not really your thing? Try this instead:

“Tess of the d’Urbervilles”, Thomas Hardy

 

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