I know this is the Movie Madhouse but, I did love this book and think it would make a great flick! With Hollywood remaking and rebooting every classic they can get their hands on, it’s a mystery why they don’t walk over to Barnes and Noble and find some original material like this book that has movie written all over it…
HUNTERS OF THE DARK SEA by Mel Odom
Mel Odom delivers an old-fashioned sea faring adventure that mixes sailors, pirates, privateers, massive sea creatures and one deadly space monster. It’s 1813 and the crew of the whaling vessel Reliant and their former pirate first mate Ethan Swain must not only battle the high seas in search of whales to fill their hold with whale oil, but contend with Swain’s vengeful former pirate captain and a giant predator that arrived here on a falling star…and it’s quite intelligent and very hungry. This is a charming mix of old-style tale of the sea and sci-fi thriller with a tentacled creature from space that has the ability to manipulate other animals including a gruesome habit of using corpses to make it’s point. Even without this ornery critter this is a fun and fast paced tale of sea adventure where there is danger and possible death at every turn. We get some endearing characters to root for such as the valiant Swain, Professor Bullock and his charming and smart daughter Katharine and we have some dastardly villains to boo such as the vile pirate McAfee and of course, our slimy space monster. It is a highly enjoyable read and the type of adventure that is rarely written anymore, but will still charm and entertain the heck out of us landlubbers! A really enjoyable read and real page turner.
Seriously Hollywood… this would make a great flick!
3 and 1/2 stars!