Science Fiction & Fantasy

Beneath Storm Mountain

Category:Science Fiction & Fantasy

Author:Kara Lyne Jacobson

  • Publisher: Pegasus Publishers
  • Number of Pages: 346
  • ISBN-10: 1800164513
  • ISBN-13: 9781800164512

Beneath Storm Mountain by Kara Lyne Jacobson is a captivating blend of history, fantasy, and contemporary drama that sweeps readers into a world where a seemingly innocuous golden cube unleashes a dark force upon a quiet town. The tale begins in 1810, as two Native-American boys lose the mysterious cube in a pristine lake, only for it to resurface in the present day, tempting two unsuspecting teenagers, Kale and Darren, with the promise of wealth. Meanwhile, fourteen-year-old Savannah — a half-blood facing relentless bullying in the technologically advanced Annai Civilization beneath the Storm Mountain — witnesses Kale and Darren discovering the cube. Their worlds collide as she wants to help them get rid of the cube. Now, they must fight to save their worlds from encroaching darkness, and every moment that passes raises the stakes for everyone.

Jacobson’s tale is imaginative, and the author skillfully melds family dynamics, humor, and burgeoning romantic tensions. The characters are lovable, and it is interesting to follow them in an adventure where they move from one danger to an even bigger one; the darkness grows around them while they are oblivious to it. In the moonlit forest, the boys are unaware of the supernatural forces, and the ominous atmosphere surrounding them will linger throughout the story, strengthening the suspense while keeping readers on edge as they look forward to what happens next. The introduction of cloaked figures and the mysterious stone circle hints at a looming danger. Savannah is a character that readers will adore, a half-blood who helps to present the stark contrast between her underground world and the surface. The plot is intricately woven with moments that are mind-blowing like the emergence of Annai's Shadow and the Elteron Relic. I loved the intriguing characters, especially Savannah, Kale, Darren, and the N'Itzi siblings, each contributing to the richness of the story. The inner Earth exploration in later chapters is mesmerizing. Beneath Storm Mountain by Kara Lyne Jacobson offers a compelling tapestry of historical mystique, modern discovery, and fantastical realms. This story, told in exquisite prose opens a world for readers to explore, together with characters facing a formidable foe. This story is unique, electric, and with a voice that arrests the reader and keeps on pulling the reader deeper into the heart of the narrative. 

Reviewed By: Romuald Dzemo

Reviewed Date: January 10, 2024

Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Thriller, Suspense & Mystery