The Medusa Deep
David Neil Lee
276 pages | ISBN 978-1-989496-31-2
“Look to the west – something is coming!”
Nate Silva has enough to deal with at home, with a house full of unwanted relatives and the scars from his last encounters with the Resurrection Church of the Ancient Gods keeping him up at night, so there is no way he is looking west, no matter who warns him. But before he knows it, Nate finds himself press-ganged into service on Sorcerer, the airship that’s haunted his dreams since the last midnight games, and quickly discovers its terrifying secrets. Now Nate is headed just where he doesn’t want to go, to the Pacific Ocean, where a Great Old One, trapped for decades in the wreckage of a sunken ship, schemes to rise again from the undersea abyss called the Medusa Deep.
In this electrifying follow-up to his award-winning young adult novel The Midnight Games, David Neil Lee takes Nate Silva to the rain-swept Pacific coast. There, with old and new friends, he once more confronts an ancient evil, all while the Resurrection Church threatens to return to power at home.
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The Medusa Deep (James Steeves, YAdudebooks, 06/01/2023)
"An action-driven adventure that combines alien fantasy with local history and geography [...] Warning: The reader will want to avoid large insects for the foreseeable future."
THE MEDUSA DEEP (Kirkus Reviews, 11/01/2022)
"Familiar mythical creatures bolster this dark, ongoing adventure."
E240 with DAVID NEIL LEE (Jamie Tennant, Get Lit, 24/06/2021)
Jamie Tennant talks to David about The Medusa Deep.
The Medusa Deep (Laura Brody, CHCH Morning Live, 16/06/2021)
An interview with David on CHCH's Morning Live.
Read Hamilton (Open Book, 27/11/2023)
A wonderful gathering of Hamilton books in one place, including David's novel.
The best Canadian middle-grade and YA books of 2021 (CBC Books, 22/12/2021)
David's book makes this CBC list of the best middle-grade and YA of 2021.
THE DARK AND PUZZLING PRESENT: THE MEDUSA DEEP, BOOK 2 OF THE MIDNIGHT GAMES BY DAVID NEIL LEE (John O'Neill, Black Gate, 09/09/2021)
A nice piece about David Lee's series.
If You Liked X, Read Y: Historical Horror Edition (All Lit Up, 02/07/2021)
Find out why, if you liked Lovecraft Country, you should read The Medusa Deep.
Those nasty Ivor Wynne-wrecking alien monsters are back ... (Graham Rockingham, The Hamilton Spectator, 23/06/2021)
A wonderful write-up on David Neil Lee's The Medusa Deep.
28 Canadian YA books to check out in spring 2021 (CBC Books, 15/04/2021)
The Medusa Deep makes this great list of YA books coming out this Spring.
David Neil Lee is a writer and double bassist. Originally from BC, he spent years in the Toronto art scene and on BC's Sunshine Coast, and currently lives in Hamilton, Ontario. He has just finished a PhD in English at the University of Guelph. In 2012, Toronto's Tightrope Books issued David's first novel, Commander Zero. In 2014, a new and revised edition of David's critically acclaimed jazz book The Battle of the Five Spot: Ornette Coleman and the New York Jazz Field was launched at the New School for Public Engagement in New York City. In 2016, the City of Hamilton awarded the Kerry Schooley award for the book that "best conveys the spirit of Hamilton" to David's Lovecraftian young adult novel, The Midnight Games.
The Great Outer Dark (2023)
The Midnight Games (2015)