The Mountain’s Depths is the first book in the Mysterious Mountains series. The main character, an orphan boy, dreams of having an “adventure.” When he is young, working as a stagecoach driver, he meets a man who will grant him his wish. Years later, he is thrown into an adventure across the globe. His adventures may very well lead him to a great, ancient treasure. He encounters many obstacles along the way, including love. Will he live to see the end of the adventure, and perhaps continue on to have many more?
I enjoyed the story of this book, but there are two things I did not like about it. For one, I found it hard to follow at many parts of the story, especially the beginning, as the author kept starting and restarting. I think this was more for effect, but the author went a little overboard. I think he could have toned it down a bit and it would have had a better effect. Also, I found that the author did not take the time to introduce the characters carefully to keep the reader straight on who is who. Despite this, I did enjoy reading this book; it had an intriguing storyline that kept me entertained. I would recommend this book to fans of adventure novels, or anyone who is looking to get into the action/adventure/fantasy genre.