"Wild blending of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and historical"
The Paranormal Operations and Research Branch of the
National Security Agency needs inhuman help so agents
abduct Nosferatu Victor Renquist. They take their guest to
a special locale buried deep in the Paranormal Warfare
Facility to insure no outside interference as they coerce
Victor into cooperating via a laser beam ready to turn his
eyeball and brain into a fried egg. The century old
director Herbert "Old Man" Grael demands Victor assist the
agency with infiltrating the Nazi UNDERLAND facility.
Though he would prefer to tell the American undercover
government agency to stick it where the sun does not shine,
Victor puts together a team consisting of his most loyal
friend, an NSA operative, and a darklost in betweener
originally intended as a snack. However, greeting the
small squad is a lot more than just the Nazi survivors.
For beneath the surface mantle resides a thriving planet-
wide civilization that worships the Dhrakuh Central Mind
tied to visitors from outer space.
UNDERLAND is simply mixing Jules Verne, H.G. and Orson
Wells, and Bram Stoker into the world of Lovecraft,
something only the insane or the superconfident would dream
let alone dare doing. Yet Mick Farren accomplishes this
seemingly impossible feat with a wild blending of science
fiction, fantasy, horror, and historical into an
exhilarating modern day thriller. Though the story line
contains a bit too many sidebars for us mortals to fully
follow, fans of each genre will appreciate this strong
third vampire entry that features the extraordinary
imagination and talent of Mr. Farren.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 10, 2002