My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The beginning of Down Station is really good, a group of tube workers are working underground after the tube is closed for the night, when a series of loud noises and then the power going off, alerts them that something is very wrong. And when the fires start, they have to flee for their lives. A group of them make it to the exit, to discover that there’s still no escape, when suddenly beyond the exit door is the sea. The group make it through to discover a strange, almost empty land and when they do meet people, can they be trusted?
There is always a danger for me, with books that are based in both real and fantasy worlds, that I may not like the fantasy world very much and yep, it took me quite a while to get into the fantasy world aspect of it, so the middle dragged a bit but it definitely picked up towards the end! And although I did find the story a bit annoyingly moralistic, it can definitely be commended for the diversity of the main characters. The book ends with lots of unanswered questions, I am looking forward to the next one, as I think the next one has been set up to be even more exciting.