Jules Verne’s imaginative marvel of literature, The Mysterious Island is a crossover sequel to his famous Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and In Search of the Castaways. The Mysterious Island is an overwhelming tale stuffed with adventure and mystery. Written back in 1874, this book is a tale of castaways.
The plot is based on five prisoners of war during the Civil war makes a daring escape in a hot air balloon during a terrible storm. After 4 days of stumbling in a wild storm, they finally crash near an island in the South Pacific. They have nothing but the clothes on their back and each other. But, luckily they landed on an island rich in minerals, so with the collective knowledge, they started building their own houses, creating weapons and domesticating animals. They named the island after Abraham Lincoln. Moreover, they even decided to consider themselves colonists rather than castaways.
Everything was going smooth and good until they realized strange things happening around them that they couldn’t explain. Their mysterious patron seems to rescue them time and again. Eventually, they became aware that they’re not alone on that island; a shadowy, yet familiar, agent of their enigmatic fate was watching over them. The revelation of the mystery of the island is surprising to readers as much as it was to those castaways.
The adventures stuffed in the book; building a boat for a voyage to an island close by, rescuing Captain Harding, warding off an attack by pirates, hunting games in the forests, etc rocks the world of readers like us who are into adventure with entertainment. This old masterpiece of Jules Verne sucks us into the core of the tale making us feel the struggles they faced for survival. Jules Verne writing pattern simple makes us feel like we are one of those characters.
I would rate this book 4/5 as honest The Mysterious Island book review. This book is for those who really appreciate mysteries and adventure. Readers can read The Mysterious Island ebook online from Gutenberg.org or feel free to perform The Mysterious Island book download from the link mentioned below: