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Review - The Triangle by Robert P. Ottone

The Triangle The Rise Trilogy- Book One Robert P. Ottone Sea Stories/Horror The world, as we know it, is over. Sea level rise has all but finished off life on Earth.

Born with a gift for engineering and technology, Azlynn and her father Merrill spend their days running a small shop in the flotilla community of Coral Cove. They scavenge shipwrecks, sunken vessels, and what precious little remains of the world before the planet drowned. With her best friend Ellis, they do their best to support their community, while struggling to survive.

When a group of scouts sent by The Order, a mysterious and powerful northeastern cabal, goes missing in the nearby Bermuda Triangle, Merrill is tasked with finding them. Unbeknownst to him, Azlynn and Ellis have snuck aboard to join in on the mission to find out what lurks within The Triangle. The ancient, cosmic truths they discover may be more terrifying than they ever imagined.


We follow Azzy who travels with her father on their boat, the Quint gathering scrap and other items for their store. Right away the action starts as the Eaters try to attack Coral Cove. Shortly after Navigator Moore wants Merrill’s help finding a group of scouts that are missing near the Triangle. Merrill and a few others set off and find this mission is more dangerous than they thought when they stumble upon The Pearl. Life in Coral Cove is quite different than what we know. They are living in times after the Rise happened so everything is underwater and many live on flotillas or pontoons. The community must worry about the Eaters and Raiders and now Merrill's group must worry about the Deep.

Ottone has created such a wonderful world in this book. His descriptive writing really adds to the story. There is lots of mystery, danger, creatures, and other beings lurking about. The reader feels as if they are setting off on an adventure too. The story was very gripping and one that I couldn’t wait to pick back up again. The characters were likable especially Azzy. She is an extraordinarily strong-willed girl and full of curiosity. The relationship between her and her father was special, and it was really reflected in the story.

The Triangle was my introduction to this author. His writing is very imaginative and richly detailed. Coral Cove is a place I cannot wait to return too. I will be impatiently waiting for the next book in this trilogy. Indie Book Addict Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Click the cover to grab your copy.


About the Author

Author Robert P. Ottone

Robert P. Ottone is the author of the horror collection HER INFERNAL NAME & OTHER NIGHTMARES (an honorable mention in THE BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR VOLUME 13) as well as the young adult dystopian-cosmic horror trilogy THE RISE.

His short stories have appeared in various anthologies as well as online. He’s also the publisher and owner of Spooky House Press.

Robert is also an English as a New Language teacher, as well as a teacher of English Language Arts. He can be found online at or on Twitter/Instagram (@RobertOttone). He delights in the creepy and views bagels solely as a cream cheese delivery device. Stay up to date with the latest on Robert's work. Amazon | Instagram | Twitter

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