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A team of explorers journey into the bowels of the earth and discover wonders and horrors. They venture into the depths of a recently discovered subterranean cavern system under the assumption that they are the first team to explore this new realm. The mission suddenly turns terrifying when hundreds of giant reptilian creatures attack the team and the military base, alpha base, which is situated in the main cavern.
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Romance begins to occur between two of the team members, but the terrorist teammate may bring the ceiling down on their heads, literally. As the team is running from the gigantic lizards, Dr. Blakely, the director of the project runs for his life. While being pursued by various monstrous lifeforms, the team summarily splits up and encounters an entirely new race of mammalian creatures.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% Tone of book    -   scarey (primal ax-wielding fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   explorer Age:    -   20's-30's If magical mental powers:    -   mind reading    -   can see into the future


Terrain    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Domed/Underground City Earth setting:    -   current (early 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a lot of techical jargon Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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