(From the publisher):
An energetic, innovative young man begins work on an oilrig in the Gulf of Mexico. While drilling, the rig opens a large cavern and the platform is pulled into the heart of the earth. Scott Faraday survives by the means of a lifesaving module, used on oil platforms. He finds himself trapped over 25,000 feet below the earth’s surface with the remains of the rig. He takes parts from the rig and the module and builds a small submarine type craft, which he calls the Heartworm. With the Heartworm, Scott begins searching for a way to the surface.
Scott battles unseen enemies in the dark and is rescued by a creature with no eyes. He finds that nature has a way of adapting, even in a world without light. His journey leads to a large futuristic city that has ties to the ancient past of earth’s surface. It is ultra modern, with flying craft that leave and enter the underworld through shafts, known as ‘Blue Holes’ in the Atlantic Ocean, in the area known as the ‘Bermuda Triangle’. In this city he learns the truth of ‘flying saucers’, the ‘little green men’ and about ‘abductions’. The city is attacked by a humanoid creature which they call ‘The Darkness Dwellers’ and the city is finally defeated. Scott escapes in his craft to continue his journey.
After narrow escapes with eyeless creatures of the dark, a harrowing fall over a waterfall in which the Heartworm is damaged, Scott Faraday finds the nesting area of a prehistoric reptile with eyes, thus sparking a belief that he can reach the surface of the earth.
Original title: Voyage of the Heartworm
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Science Fiction
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Adventure