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“Once it hits its stride, It Waits Below has a blistering pace that is only helped by the relatively short chapter length. But it sadly takes a bit to build up to that breakneck pace, and during that phase the book is somewhat of a slog.
Hundreds of years ago, a meteorite crashed into a Spanish Galleon, sinking both it and a massive hoard of gold to the bottom of the sea. Now in the modern day, a salvaging company is sending down a three-man sub to retrieve that treasure. Little do they know, the meteorite brought an organism to earth with it; a parasite that is more than ready to come to the surface and infect anything it touches…
Eric Red has an eye for detail in his writing, and while these details are welcome, especially in regards to the parasite and the ensuing chaos that comes at the climax, that same attention to detail bogs down the earlier chapters.
Despite this, once the action begins, it is tightly written and very claustrophobic. Even the firefights and action pieces on the sub’s support ship later in the novel keep the claustrophobia going despite the more open areas.
The monster as well is a decently fleshed out and threatening opponent; although the scenes where you get a look inside its head as well as when it speaks its demands to the crew threaten to push the book into goofy waters that it doesn’t need to be in. Eric Red has written for film before and the climax of It Waits Belowshows that pedigree, with a set piece that would be right at home in a summer blockbuster.
While certainly a flawed book, It Waits Below is a fun and quite often frightening time. At times Red seems to be trying his hardest to channel movies such as 1982’s The Thing and for the most part it works, creating a solid, scary novel in the process.” – Damon Smith.
The full review is on Cemetery Dance Online at: http://bit.ly/1N2bsXl
Audiobook of my sci fi monster novel, IT WAITS BELOW, available for half price during October on Audio Realms.Thursday, October 1st, 2015
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“It waits no more!
In the 1800s, an asteroid carrying an extraterrestrial life form crashed to earth and sunk a Spanish treasure ship. Now, a trio of salvage experts dives a three-man sub to the deepest part of the ocean to recover the sunken gold. There, they confront a nightmarish alien organism beyond comprehension, which has waited for over a century to get to the surface. It finally has its chance.
As their support ship on the surface is ambushed by deadly modern-day pirates, the crew of the stranded sub battles for their very lives against a monster no one on Earth has seen before.”
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“IT WAITS BELOW is first class science fiction.” – Jeffrey Konvitz, New York Times bestselling author of THE SENTINEL.Thursday, March 5th, 2015
“The ancient sunken treasure, the galleon sunk by a meteor hit. The salvage submersible, Russian pirates waiting to seize the haul. Great characters. Intricate plotting. The alien-life form waiting. Claustrophobic tension 30,000 feet below the Ocean’s surface. First class science fiction.” – Jeffrey Konvitz, New York Times bestselling author of THE SENTINEL.
“From its incendiary opening to a colossal climax, IT WAITS BELOW never lets the tension drop for a single page.” – Frazer Lee, author of THE LAMPLIGHTERS and THE SKINTAKER.Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
“From its incendiary opening to a colossal climax, IT WAITS BELOW never lets the tension drop for a single page. This scary thrill-ride combines all the mystery and claustrophobia of the ocean’s depths with action-packed set pieces worthy of an IMAX blockbuster. If the frantic cinema of Eric Red’s writing doesn’t grab you, you’re already dead!”
– Frazer Lee, author of THE LAMPLIGHTERS and THE SKINTAKER.
“A great exploration of the terrors that lurk deep beneath the surface, It Waits Below is actually a diverse story. There’s a little bit of ramance, some claustrophobia, underwater terror and a terrorist attack. Just a wild, wild ride.” –Matt Molgaard.
Read the full article at: http://horrornovelreviews.com/2015/01/13/the-top-13-samhain-horror-novels/