Hell Divers V: Captives - the battle for the Metal Islands

  • Posted on: 24 May 2019
  • By: Lore

Captives Book CoverBook 5 picks up immediately after the ending of Book 4, which is a good thing because that cliff hanger ending left fans of the series eager for more. What threat could possibly be worse then the mutated creatures that rule the Earth's radioactive surface? Of course, it is the humans that somehow managed to survive hidden in the ocean on the Metal Islands. The Cazadors are far more numerous and brutal than the inhabitants of The Hive could ever have imagined, and they won't be easily defeated. With key personnel now being held captive on the Metal Islands, the dream of returning to the surface of the Earth has officially turned into a nightmare. Is returning to the Earth's surface really a viable future for the residents of The Hive or will it lead them to their ultimate doom?

Finding out what happens to each of the captives creates some tense moments as The Hive forces slowly start to implement their plan of attack. Experiencing the story from the many different character perspectives builds up the worry as the true strength of the Cazadors is obvious to the captives but not to everyone else. Will the attack even happen in time to save the captives?  Should it even happen in the first place or is it just a suicide mission? It all makes for an emotional roller coaster ride as all your favorite characters are at risk in one way or another before it is over. 

This series does a great job of keeping the action high while also advancing the overall story arc and I eagerly consume each new book as it is released. I do hope this eventually becomes a TV series or video game of some kind as the material is perfect for both. So if you are a fan of the series then don't hesitate to to pick this up, and if you haven't started the series yet then what are waiting for?

R. C. Bray offers up another stellar performance for the audiobook version and it is his voice that was used in the mini video trailer that was created to promote the book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHVmbLspwu4