Far under the sea-floor Solino's submarine carries two American soldiers of fortune to startling adventure among the Vampire Heads of Apex.
e that they were in a vast chamber, undoubtedly the work of human hands; a room awe-inspiring to behold, and even more than awe-inspiring in the reflections it forced upon their minds. Passages radiated on either hand to mysterious depths, and great bulks loomed in the spectral light. Justus Miles gave a low cry of amazement when a closer investigation revealed those bulks to be the wrecks of mighty and intricate machines, the use of which it was vain to conjecture. He looked at Ward.
"Solino spoke of a city down in the ocean. Can this be it?"
Ward shook his head. "Everything here is old, abandoned. Look--what is that?"
* * * * *
The figure of a giant creature, carved either from stone or marble and encrusted with phosphorous, stood lowering in their path. It was that of a winged beast with a human head. Its features were negroid in character; and so malignant was the expression of the staring face, so lifelike the execution of the whole statue, that a chill of fear ran through the
If this were a movie, and it was in color, and had real sound, then... children would probably like it. If you've reached any sort of maturity, not so much.
See, these two mercenary friends are hired by a head in a wheelchair to do some fighting for his friends. So they all get into a submarine with their gas bombs and machine guns, but the submarine is more than a submarine. . . .
This is a science-fiction action story where the science doesn't much matter and the action is cartoonish.
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