by Eric Edstrom


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The Undermountain Saga
Perfect for fans of YA science fiction. A group of teens embarks on a backpacking adventure, each wanting an escape from real life, each for a different reason. For Danny it's his mother's domineering boyfriend; for cheerful Breyona, it's a suppressed memory; for Shiv it's a tragedy he keeps secret; for Wa it's a chance to meet girls.

They have no idea that their hiking trip will take them farther from home than anyone has ever gone before!

Undermountain (Book 1)
Danny Michaelson joins a youth backpacking expedition into the Canadian Rocky Mountains. He's immediately captivated by the beauty of the mountains--and the alluring charm of Breyona Lewis.

But on day six, the journey becomes the adventure of a lifetime when Danny and Breyona encounter a creature of legend. Bigfoot. And it speaks to them.

Swept to the secret, high-tech city of Undermountain, Danny, Breyona, and the others find themselves caught in the middle of a war between two alien races . . . one with plans to destroy the Earth, the other with plans to rule it.

The Undermountain Saga continues in Afterlife and concludes in Starkiller.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781470058876
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/05/2012
Pages: 372
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Eric Edstrom is a novelist and songwriter. He lives in Wisconsin with his wife, daughter and several pets.

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Undermountain 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
PureJonel More than 1 year ago
Edstrom creates a world unlike any other in the first installment of his Undermountain Trilogy. He begins in the wilderness of the Canadian Rockies and from there travels to the unknown. It was a very intriguing read that kept me captivated throughout. Undermountain is a very well written work. Edstrom’s writing flows seamlessly from place to place and character to character. He has the ability to add descriptions that heighten your understanding of the story and its characters without slowing down the action of the novel. The trials and fears of the characters become very real. The action sequences in the novel are also very well developed. They spark your interest without every becoming very gory or hard to handle. The various characters that live through this work are quite well developed. They each have their own personalities, strengths, and weaknesses to contend with. I cannot imagine going through the trials that they do, coming out in tact on the other end. The characters also grow through their journey. They become more rounded people who are hard not to love (or hate, depending on the characters). This depiction of the characters does not end with the human characters. Those of non-Earthly origins are developed in the same manner. This combines to provide an amazing cast of characters who journey through the unknown together, battling adversity, and growing up. It was a very captivating opener to the Undermountain trilogy.
Waiting_4_My_Vampire More than 1 year ago
This book is well written and flows along seamlessly. The descriptions are so well written. Enough fro you to see it all perfectly in your minds eye. The characters are well rounded, and leave you feeling like you know them. The plot is about a group of six teens and an old guide that go on a 10 day hike. Along the trail they run into some trouble. Five of the six teens are seperated from the guide and the other teen. They are taken to Undermountain city of "The People". The guide and other teen make their way back to civilization to get help to rescue the missing teens. I really liked how well paced this book is. There is never a dull point and just keeps rolling along. Which makes it virtually impossible to put down.
WordtotheWise78 More than 1 year ago
Undermountain was one of the most original sci-fi/fantasy stories I've ever read. The author weaves a tale about a race of Bigfoots, visitors to our planet, that live under mountains with a mission to protect the human race. The fast-paced narrative style of Undermountain engages the reader right away and the alien and human protagonists are characters you can root for or rage against. I enjoyed this book very much and am looking forward to reading Book 2!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What an intriguing book! I saw this mentioned on Goodreads and I'm glad I tried it out. It was great! I don't think I've ever read a book quite like it. Danny and his sister are on a hike in the mountains along with some other teens when Danny and Breyona (the love interest) encounter a creature they think is Big Foot. Danny wants to tell everyone, but Breyona says no one will believe them. I thought that's what the book would be about, but NO! There's a huge twist that made me totally rethink all my assumptions about bigfoot (sasquatch, whatever!). The adventure that happens after is why this is categorized as science fiction. Very exciting and I'm looking forward to more from this author.
WolfFaerie17 More than 1 year ago
I love reading this book! It is such unique take on the whole Bigfoot myth and legend. All of the characters are unique and complex yet believable at the same time. Our story takes place in the Canadian Rockies where Danny Michaelson and his sister Emily are on a hiking excursion. The hiking excursion will take ten days to complete and is being lead by Harvin McTavish. Harvin is an expert hiking guide and tries to give his clients a memorable experience they soon won't forget. Danny and his fellow hikers Breyona, Bronson, Joachim, and Shiv are six days into hiking excursion when things begin to be strange. While doing normal camping chores, Breyona and Danny go with Harvin to fill water bottles for the next day's hike. A load shriek sounds very close to where Breyona and Danny which startles both of them. A bigfoot like creature appears at the creek shortly after the shrieking sound. Danny wants to warn the others about the shrieking creature but Breyona wants to be left out of this. Danny thinks maybe he imagined Breyona liking him. They all continue on with the hike yet Danny worries that a Shrieker will find them. When the Shriekers attack the hikers only to be stopped by Bigfoot that changes everything. Bigfoot or the People also named Grizz tries to help the group by tending their injuries. Grizz gets in trouble with the apparent leader Shaggy. Shaggy says that the group should be taken to the People's home~Undermountain yet Emily and Breyona object. The group heads to Undermountain where nothing is as it seems. Grizz and the group learn that Shaggy tricked the group into coming to Undermountain. Shiv sees Undermountain as an unique opportunity to learn more. Yet the others just want to go back home. Will the group return to the surface? What are Shaggy's intentions? What can be learned? Your answers await you in Undermountain.
kturner4 More than 1 year ago
An adventure involving six teens and an old guide while in the midst of what is all going on two get into so much more. Follow Danny, Breyona, and the others on this exciting adventure. I felt at times some of story got to be a little bit long, but still found it to be a very enjoyable read. Thank you again Eric for sending me a copy to read and review :)
RuralBookWormMom More than 1 year ago
While I felt the premiss was a bit out there I found myself wanting to keep reading to find out how it all turns out. I think the younger minds will enjoy this one quite a lot.  The story is well written and intriguing with a well done world building.
LJCapehart More than 1 year ago
This may be listed as young adult, but I loved reading it! The writing itself is well done. The premise of the story is very creative and interesting, as well. I like the kids and the guide that the story atarts with. They have well developed characters. Truly, I had a hard time putting this story down, though I should have been doing other things! I checked the minute I finished, and there are sequels! Yes! When I can, I'm definitely reading book 2. I was given a copy of this from Story Cartel in exchange for my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not kidding. He's real and part of an advanced alien culture living under the mountains on earth. As silly as this seems Mr. Edstrom writes a fun tale. Enough that I read all three in the saga.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the book. Left me wanting to read the next installment.