The highly anticipated first release of 2015 by bestselling author Oliver Phipps. When a passenger plane disappears over the Indian Ocean in autumn 2013, a massive search gets underway. A deep trolling, unmanned pod picks up faint readings and soon the deep sea submersible Oceana and her three crew members are four miles below the ocean surface in search of the black box fThe highly anticipated first release of 2015 by bestselling author Oliver Phipps. When a passenger plane disappears over the Indian Ocean in autumn 2013, a massive search gets underway. A deep trolling, unmanned pod picks up faint readings and soon the deep sea submersible Oceana and her three crew members are four miles below the ocean surface in search of the black box from flight N340. Nothing could have prepared the submersible crew for what they discover and what happens afterwards. Ancient evils and other world creatures challenge the survival of the Oceana’s crew. Mysteries of the past are revealed, but death hangs in the balance for Sophie, Troy and Eliot in this deep sea Science Fiction thriller. ...
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where the strangers live Reviews
See the full review at Katie's CornerOliver Phipps again made my day with this short but amazing book. How is it better for me to explain this, I believe the author just used this well-known proverb: Curiosity killed the mouse, or was it a cat? That doesn’t really matter. The first feeling that I got from this book was just that sometimes the unknown should stay unknown. Because some mysteries might be deadly if unraveled.Now, let me stray a bit before returning to the novel itself. In quite a few aspects this novel reminded me of Tears of Abandon. The concept of the unknown and the concept of the good and evil were similar. What do I mean by all that? Let me start with good and evil. If we assume that our heroes are good and aliens are evil, in the end of the book the evil is not won over, it actually just goes back to slumber to await for its next sacrifice. Wasn’t it the same in Tears of Abandon? If we think of Whisper as evil, that it never vanished and it still has new people coming into its web. I actually enjoy this concept in Phipps’s books, because he shows the reality and not just some rose-colored happy endings. Think for yourselves, does the evil always disappear?As all the books I’ve read by Oliver Phipps this one is high in suspense and on making you feel on edge. Truthfully speaking that might have also been the room I was reading it in that made everything too real. But I would want to believe it’s Phipps’s writing style. I do not know how he does it, but my imagination just goes wild whenever I read his books. I nearly ha a heart attack when it showed a specific creature in the cylinder. Sorry, don’t want to spoil you one of the best moments. Let me spoil you on thing. An alien research lab 4 miles under water? For real, how much of imagination a person should have to actually imagine that? But it’s not just your normal research lab; add into that blunder some super crazy experiments and an arena for battle to death. You do get me now right? This book is just too amazing, and after reading it my theory of all myths being reality just got another argument and I believe it even more.But do not believe my words only; grab your copy now to find the mysteries of underwater with our 3 submariners. Are you up for another adventure? I hope you are! Happy reading!
Just Amazing!!I am not one to read books on mythical creatures but I absolutely loved this book! The detail on the fight scenes were incredible that it made it seem like you were really there. I was trying to predict the ending and it could have went in a couple different directions. I think the author made the correct move on the conclusion of the book. I look forward to more books from this author. This book has opened my eyes to the mythical world!
Where the Strangers Live involves three submariners having their submarine break down. They stumble upon mysterious technology that takes them into unknown situations. Although this story is short (a 1-2 hour read), Oliver Phipps knows how to fuse modern technology with science fiction and ancient mythology.
Oh, I just don't look at the sort of book by this author anymore. I like this one so much to. Very original and nicely written. I will read all his works eventually no matter the genre.
Wow! I must say this is a well thought out science fiction thriller novel that will keep the reader turning the pages in anticipation to find out what happen next. Sophie, Troy and Elliot the main characters are submariners on the vessel Oceana, They had the task of locating the black box from the disappeared airline, flight N340 over the Indian Ocean.You would have thought this was a routine feat after a plane disappeared, but you are in for a surprise. Other World Creatures challenge their survival.Not only do you get the rich, beautifully crafted novels, and the fluidity in the writing, but also imagining the vivid scene that the author created in the novel. This is a definite must read.
I wasn't quite sure what I was getting into when I picked up this story. I don't know if I've ever read a story about mythical creatures before, unless Harry Potter counts. The story was surprisingly kept my attention throughout. It was an interesting setup and I hope to read more by Oliver in the future.
This is another good book by Oliver. I think it's just not so much my style of book. Very enjoyable though. I recommend. If you like science fiction you will really like it.
Short little book, this one. Its kind of got the feel of an attempt at old pulp style science fiction. Basically a trio of submersible adventurers exploring a trench go four miles deep and discover something that has been there for longer than humanity has been around, by far. The trio enters a structure and then the inhabitants awake and use them as arena combatants. They win their freedom and are allowed to leave and return home, on the guarantee that they keep their tale to themselves.This one was ok but not great. There are typos and the story seems rushed and lackluster, but it was alright. I began reading an old science fiction anthology I found at a local bookstore written in 1959 that is like this, just way better executed. Danny
I liked this book, even though it was more action/science fiction than I normally read. But the characters were great along with a very interesting story so I'll give it five stars.
There is so much of our planet we have yet to explore. We already know that the depths of the ocean holds many surprises with new creatures discovered as we fathom further.The 3 man crew of a small submersible are sent in search of the black box from a missing plane. The sexy french girl, Sophie causes a little friendly friction between the other 2 protagonists, Eliot and Troy, as they vie for her attention.This is a beautifully written, detailed sci-fi story that suspends belief. The writing flows easily, urging you to turn each page as Phipps conjures up a mystery that puts the crew in great danger. He creates a believable alternate reality that draws you in. This is nail biting stuff.I read this in one go, as I couldn't put it down. Oliver Phipps is a gifted writer and I will certainly look up his other novels.