The Descent: A Novel Themes

Jeff Long (writer)
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Good Versus Evil

The overall theme of this novel is good versus evil. As the novel begins to develop, the reader is introduced to the idea of a real devil who lives in the earth with a group of people who look like demons, but who are really just another version of the human evolution that led to Homo sapiens sapiens. Thomas brings together the Beowulf Circle and they begin to study the hadals, exploring the idea that one of their own might be the devil that both myths and legends have been written about.

As the discovery of the hadals becomes more public and the military begins to make frequent forays under the earth's crust, the Beowulf Circle begins to hear more about the places that exist down there. The group finds a curious connection between the descriptions of these places and the descriptions of hell in such...

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