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From a real-world story of U-boats and sea-warfare during the Great War, it slowly metamorphoses into a lost-world story with strange creatures and biological specimens and even Neanderthal men.
What makes this book stand out?
In spite of the similarities with its predecessors, the book held its own with the fans of lost world genre with wild and strange flora and fauna.
Read it for
The novel is the first one of yet another Edgar Rice Burroughs book of trilogies – this time it is on the hidden island of Caspak.
Don't read it for
It is a take on the cult classics like Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne or The Lost World by Conan Doyle. So if you are a traditionalist in terms of literature, you might not want to take this one up.