- Publisher: Dark Regions Press
Strange lights on the moors, weird noises in the night, cattle disappearing; these things alone are more than enough to prompt Malone’s newspaper to send him to investigate. And when his old companion Professor Challenger also goes missing, the
hunt is on.
The trail leads Malone to the British military, and to a research station in the Bristol Channel, where an old terror proves, once again, that some things are not meant to be contained.
Remember back when you first discovered the joys and adventures of reading. I mean, that moment in time when you were old enough to realize that reading wasn’t something you did just for school, but for the sheer pleasure of it.
I remember those days well, losing myself in the adventures of The Hardy Boys and the worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to name just a few.
Whenever I receive a new book in the mail by William Meikle, those memories come flooding back. The anticipation and excitement of being lost in a grand adventure washes away the trials and tribulations of everyday life.
With his new book from Dark Regions Press “Professor Challenger: The Island Of Terror” Mr. Meikle continues his impressive run of books that have been published by Dark Regions.
The name Professor Challenger for those of us who are life long readers is a name remembered well, and I am assuming Mr. Meikle is paying homage to the great Conan Doyle’s character. After all who can forget Professor Challenger from “The Lost World”, “The Poison Belt”, “The Land of Mist”, ”The Disintegration Machine” and “When the World Screamed”.
In “The Island of Terror” Mr. Meikle has created a fast paced, well crafted tale that I think Mr. Doyle would be proud of.
The characters are familiar but fresh as they take on a new menace. There is plenty of action, intrigue and mayhem that will keep you turning the pages at a feverish pace.
Without going into too many details, I will say that if you as a child loved dinosaurs as I did, you will absolutely love this book.
Mr. Meikle continues to write outstanding stories, and “Professor Challenger: The Island of Terror” is no exception, it further cements his place as one of the best storytellers writing today and I highly recommend it.