Heights Of The Depths

Heights Of The Depths

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by Peter David
     
 
The long wait is over.

In 2007, Hidden Earth: Darkness of the Light was released to critical acclaim. Terry Brooks said, "Darkness of the Light…is another quirky, intriguing, wonderful tale, filled with adventure and unexpected plot twists. No one else tells a story quite like Peter David does." Publisher’s Weekly wrote in a starred review,

Overview

The long wait is over.

In 2007, Hidden Earth: Darkness of the Light was released to critical acclaim. Terry Brooks said, "Darkness of the Light…is another quirky, intriguing, wonderful tale, filled with adventure and unexpected plot twists. No one else tells a story quite like Peter David does." Publisher’s Weekly wrote in a starred review, “Peter David (Knight Life) is a master at juggling multiple characters and plot lines...(and) breathes new life into some well-worn mythic tropes.” Booklist wrote, “An entertaining adventure whose cliff-hanger ending confirms that it launches a series.”

Indeed it did, and now the second volume—after a long, strange trip—is here.

The Earth of the future is not one you’d recognize. Creatures that had previously been thought simply myth—vampires, two-legged dragons, trolls, and nine other races—have overrun the planet and made it their own. Humanity is nearly extinct. But now the Twelve Races have discovered that their own fortunes are inextricably linked with the remnants of the human race.

As a result, a young slave girl named Jepp, who holds the key to the future of the world, is on her way to a fateful meeting with the most powerful creature on the face of the planet. Except the question isn’t what will happen when she gets there. The question is whether she’s going to make it there alive.

For fans of Darkness of the Light (newly available as a trade paperback and also, for the first time, as an eBook), Heights of the Depths introduces new races and answers questions about some of the previous ones, including the truth behind the mysterious Serabim, the dreaded Travelers, and even the Overseer himself. For newcomers, you are about to enter an exciting world that is both comfortably familiar…and disturbingly nightmarish.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014039000
Publisher:
Crazy 8 Press
Publication date:
02/12/2012
Series:
The Hidden Earth Chronicles , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
581,891
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Peter has had over seventy novels published, including numerous appearances on the New York Times Bestsellers List. His novels include Tigerheart, Darkness of the Light, Sir Apropos of Nothing and the sequels The Woad to Wuin and Tong Lashing, Knight Life, Howling Mad, and the Psi-Man adventure series. He is the co-creator and author of the bestselling Star Trek: New Frontier series for Pocket Books, and has also written such Trek novels as Q-Squared, The Siege, Q-in-Law, Vendetta, I, Q (with John deLancie), A Rock and a Hard Place and Imzadi. He produced the three Babylon 5 Centauri Prime novels, and has also had his short fiction published in such collections as Shock Rock, Shock Rock II, and Otherwere, as well as Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.

Peter’s comic book resume includes an award-winning twelve-year run on The Incredible Hulk, and he has also worked on such varied and popular titles as Supergirl, Young Justice, Soulsearchers and Company, Aquaman, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2099, X-Factor, Star Trek, Wolverine, The Phantom, Sachs & Violens, Fallen Angel, The Dark Tower, and many others. He has also written comic book related novels, such as The Incredible Hulk: What Savage Beast, and co-edited The Ultimate Hulk short story collection. Furthermore, his opinion column, “But I Digress...,” has been running in the industry trade newspaper The Comic Buyers’s Guide for nearly a decade, and in that time has been the paper’s consistently most popular feature.

Peter is also the writer for two popular video games: Shadow Complex and Spider-Man: Edge of Time.

Peter is the co-creator, with popular science fiction icon Bill Mumy (of Lost in Space and Babylon 5 fame) of the Cable Ace Award-nominated science fiction series Space Cases, which ran for two seasons on Nickelodeon. He has written several scripts for the Hugo Award winning TV series Babylon 5, and the sequel series, Crusade.

His awards and citations include: the Haxtur Award 1996 (Spain), Best Comic script; OZCon 1995 award (Australia), Favorite International Writer; Comic Buyers Guide 1995 Fan Awards, Favorite writer; Wizard Fan Award Winner 1993; Golden Duck Award for Young Adult Series, 1994; UK Comic Art Award, 1993; Will Eisner Comic Industry Award, 1993. He lives in New York with his wife, Kathleen, and his four children, Shana, Gwen, Ariel, and Caroline.

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Heights of the Depths: The Hidden Earth Chronicles: Book 2 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HORRIBLY DISAPPOINTING! Although I would have given this book a 5 star rating due to the depth of characters, the plot and the author's writing ability, I find it extremely insulting to be held hostage to the final chapter of the book by being required to purchase the author's next book. (Not yet available) The people who purchased this book should not be required to purchase another to get the final chapter. We have already paid for the story! Unfortunately these types of sales tactics have probably stopped me from ever puchasing another book by this author. Mr. David, please stop releasing a book before you've written the final chapter with a difinitive ending for your audience. We would be happy to purchase your books on your writing abiltiy alone, we don't need the arm bending sales tactics.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book two of the Hidden Earth series keeps the momentum of book one and adds to it. There are new characters adding to the adventure and none of them disappoints. There are some villains that are really bad, and some that are doing the best they can with the tools they have (ok so maybe they aren't so villainy). I loved this book more than the first, because I already had an investment in their story. Peter David is a master at character development - his characters have depth and add to it with each page. This is a story of survival, high adventure (on land, sea, and air). Really excited about the conclusion of this story in the Order of the Chaos. I sincerely hope that Mr. David recovers from his stroke quickly and returns to good health, as his stories are amazing.
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gsc12345 More than 1 year ago
Another cliffhanger. I had expected this book to tie up all the loose ends left dangling at the end of "Darkness of the Light." Instead, it rambles on a bit, then ends with another cliffhanger and more dangling story lines. Disappointing.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have tried to open this book several times and several ways (direct download by Nook and download epub from web) and every time the fonts for this book are terrible. I use Nook for PC. First off, I use a large type for easier reading and the line spacing is incorrect with the lines running together with very little to negative verticle spacing between lines. Second, changing font size does change the letter size BUT is NOT consistant throughout the book. When I get a size that doesn't run the lines together, some sections of the book have a larger typeface than that which I chose from the font selection. This makes for a VERY poor read. I hope this is not going to be typical of books from this publisher, if so, I may just forgo getting any more books from them. If I could give this a half star I would. FYI - because of the font/line problem I have not yet read the story so I cannot comment or rate the story itself. This review is only for the way the book displays on my PC, NOT for the story.
Bebee2000 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book and thought it developed the story line quite well. I recommend this seris to all the readers out there. I can't wait until the next book comes out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. It's the second in the series. The characters are engaging and the book is well worth it's money. I can't wait to see what happens in the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yolyo- you only live young once
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