I have read several of Nicholas Sansbury Smith's books, and can happily say I've not been disappointed with any of them. His stories carry a futuristic horror that draws you from the very first page, until the end. How he comes up with these amazing tales, I do not know, but I can tell you this: I didn't think these books were going to be anywhere near as good as they turned out to be!
There are three books in this series, making it the Hell Divers Trilogy, duh! Okay, The saga takes place over earth, no place in particular, and the world has gone to well, Hell in a hand basket! Its just gone! There are probably around 1200 survivors, but they're having trouble, thanks to supplies and becoming more difficult to come by. There are teams of professionals who go out to savage, but the route they take is well, Hell. And when they get to their destinations, there are things waiting for them. Things that want to devour them...
Book 1, Hell Divers, tells the story of Xavier "X" Rodriguez - leader of his dive crew. He's a hard, but sensitive man who's been dealt many life blows. After the death of his wife, he didn't care about anything but helping humanity survive, but when his friend is killed on a mission, leaving his son an orphan, X has more to live for. But his mission places everything on hold: The Hive (where they live) needs power cells, located in a hot zone, while a revolt is about to take place, putting someone important in danger.
This book rocked- I am not lying! From chapter one until the ending, I love it. I would have finished it in a day, had I not had to go back to homeschooling! Yeah, it's that good. With characters that you easily bond with, and a storyline that just didn't quit, I patted myself on the back for making sure I'd purchased book two to immediately follow!
The monsters are crucial and unrelenting, the characters are real and fleshed out. The future for humans didn't look too bright, but the book glowed with action and adventure!
In Book 2, Hell Divers II: Ghosts, I was driven deeper into what caused the destruction of life as we know it. Where did the monsters come from, and why are there so many secrets? What did ITC do to the world?
The story is now told primarily through someone else's eyes, and the plot thickens! There's more going on than originally thought. The remaining humans of planet earth weren't told the truth and it's about to be made public. Captain Jordan is doing his best to clean up his mess, but selfishness has taken hold- placing himself and everyone around him in danger. And why is it, every time they go down for power cells, they land smack-dab in the middle of a monster nest?
Ghosts is powerful and so deep! You can't help but race through the book. !
Sadly, book three won't be out until Spring of next year, so be looking out for the amazing conclusion.
Hell Divers, Hell Divers II: Ghosts
Nicholas Sansbury Smith
Hell Divers Released: July 2016
Hell Divers II: Ghosts Released July 2017
Hell Divers III: Deliverance, Coming Soon
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