Kraken Rising (Alex Hunter #6)
(5 / 5)
WOW! This was the best Alex Hunter novel yet!
An American submarine with superior weapons technology was lost at sea years ago. Suddenly, its distress call is discovered pulsing under the dark ice of the Antarctic. So it’s back to where it all began. Alex must go down under the Antarctic and face the foe he was introduced to in the first novel, who is very much still alive. Also, he must beat the Chinese from getting to the submarine first, and prevent a devastating nuclear war. Meanwhile, Jack convinces Aimee to go back under the dark ice in order to help save her son from the looming nuclear disaster.
Well, I know its only February, but this is my pick of the year so far. I can’t remember enjoying an action book as much as I enjoyed this one! Absolutely fantastic!
If you are an action/adventure fan and have not read a Greig Beck novel yet, do yourself a massive favour and grab one! You will not be disappointed! In this one alone there was a giant monster, giant killer turtle, flesh eating worms, deadly humanoid creatures – that’s just the start, and all with the backdrop of impending nuclear war. There is never a dull moment. It goes from action to action, but also has an intriguing and gripping back story and plot with Alex and his relationship with Aimee, and their son Joshua.
I absolutely love all the characters, the good and bad guys! I am quite attached to them all now, I worry that they are going to die, as Beck doesn’t exactly hold back from killing off big characters! That’s a really good thing though, you never know what’s going to happen!
The audio version, yet again was performed by Sean Mangan. What a superb narrator he is for this kind of book! So entertaining!
I LOVE that Aimee is back! I was REALLY looking forward to their reunion, as its been looming for a two novels and a novella now! I was not disappointed! Although, I wish that she would have found out he was alive in another way, it was still ultimately extremely satisfying!
As always, the science and research that goes into the novel was fantastic! There is SO MUCH information not only in the book itself but at the very end with the scientific explanations and information. I’m not sure how he does it, but he manages to weave a whole lot of interesting scientific aspects into every one of his novels, and it is fantastic!
I absolutely cannot wait to see where Beck goes with this series! There is SO MUCH potential for more absolutely awesome stories in regards to Alex and Joshua as he grows up. I’m hoping there are going to be some father/son adventure novels and then perhaps change focus to Joshua for the next generation. That’s just what I’m hoping for! Perhaps like Dirk Pitt and Dirk Jr – Only even more exciting!! Can’t wait to see where it goes!
Beck has become one of my all time favourite authors, one that I will read without hesitation and recommend unconditionally to anyone who loves a bit of adventure and horror (and blood and guts)!
Would I recommend Kraken Rising?
YES YES YES!!!! It is absolutely fantastic! I recommend the entire series, especially the audio books! So entertaining! They can all be read as stand alone novels, but if you want to experience the whole Arcadian experience and back story, Beneath the Dark Ice is the first one.
Big thanks to Greig Beck for an audio copy of Kraken Rising in exchange for my honest review.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I’m an Australian author residing in Sydney with my wife, son and oversized black German Shepherd named Jess. My novels are now available globally, also in Large Print and now in full AUDIO format.
I grew up spending my days surfing at Bondi Beach before entering a career in Information technology which took me around the world. After completing an MBA, i was appointed both an Australasian director of a multinational software company, and tasked with setting up the USA arm of the organisation.
Today, I’m still involved in IT, but spend most of my time writing… with plenty left over for surfing.
More information about me and my works can be found at either www.greigbeck.com, or join me on FaceBook (Greig Beck Author).
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