LAKES author Robert Gibson has released the second instalment of his thrilling Kroth trilogy.

Evoking the Golden Age of science fiction, ‘The Drop’ follows on from last year’s highly-acclaimed opener ‘The Slant’.

After an experiment goes wrong Duncan Wemyss finds himself transported to an alien world.

While coming to terms with his new surroundings is the name of the game in the first book, this page-turner sees Wemyss thrust into a whole new challenge.

It takes him further down through lands and cultures of increasing tilt, to rescue captives and spy upon enemies who lurk in the dreaded jungles of the vertical Equator.

Fluent writing and thought-provoking prose ensures this is a must read for teenagers and for those with a love of the sci-fi genre.

Watch out for the final instalment, ‘The Rise’, coming soon.