Everyone and everything has their secret. In the small town of Timbers, dark magic lurks in the shadows. Magic so dark it turns imagination into reality. Magic called the Darkdeep, a black pool consisting of a mysterious substance that takes one's imagination to turn it into a monster, called figments. The only people who can stop them for destroying Timbers are the Torchbearers, who swore to watch over the Darkdeep and prevent the figments from causing mass destruction. For a while, all seems normal. All until adapted figments start to appear, with no indication of who/what created them. On top of that, terror of the Beast attack still rattles the town and brings in tourists with the wrong mindset. Will these young Torchbearers be able to handle the responsibilities bestowed upon them, and stop the person creating these deadly adapted figments? Or will the figments be able to get rid of the Torchbearers, and take over the town? To find out, read The Beast, a sequel to The Darkdeep. I really enjoyed the sense of mystery throughout the book, and would recommend it to anyone looking to be on the edge of the seats. I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars.