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It must have been a first edition of Sunglasses After Dark (the first of the three books in this edition) that I first read so many years ago. I picked it up off the dusty shelf of a discount bookstore, wedged anonymously onto a shelf with dozens of other books in horror fiction. After losing it as a loaner, I would return again and again to the same bookstore as if it was the magical author of the book I would grow to love.
We are in an era of multiple television shows all struggling to depict the sexiest leather-clad blood-sucking night-fiend, but all were inspired by the story of Sonya Blue.
After years of underground creature thrillers that just always seem to under-deliver, The Descent is a welcome redemption of the genre. Discover the terror of tunneling underground, in search of the origins of man's oldest myths and legends. Learn of the horror that awaits us beneath the ground, beneath our very streets. There are no heroes below, only survivors of the dread depths... until there is simply too much horror to ignore and the combined might of every nation on earth is hurled headfirst to it's doom. There is no fantasy more terrifying than that of our illusions being violently shattered by the existence of a hidden enemy that is just as cold-blooded and capable of degradation as the worst human mind might conceive.
This is an incredibly fast read and the value of the story is not lost on rereading, which makes it an instant addition to my library. I can't recommend this book enough to fans of the horror who are ready for something on a grand scale.