The Beast of Cretacea is a story portrayed through the eyes of a seventeen year old boy named Ishmael. When Ishmael find himself aboard the hunting ship, The Pequod, on the distant planet of Cretacea, he has no idea what he is going to be doing. Ishmael soon finds out that Cretacea is anything but peaceful. He discovers that the planet has every manner of unknown creature in the ocean with each one deadlier than the last. None of them can beat the most deadly…..the Great Terrafin. Ishmael discovers that the ship's captain, Captain Ahab, has a bone to pick with the beast and Ahab will do anything to catch and kill the beast even if it kills him.
My opinion on The Beast of Cretacea is that the book was awesome. The author, Todd Strasser, was able to get Moby Dick and Avatar into a book that had so much unique quality, that it left me on the edge of my seat and racing to the end of the story. Each chapter provided a new outlook on the world of Cretacea leaving the reader to use his imagination on what would come next. I think it was an amazing book and I would read it over and over again. I also would recommend this book to any young person between the ages of 12-16 who enjoys science fiction. I would not recommend this book to those younger than 12 as there was some pretty harsh language and goriness also. But all in all, I enjoyed the book.