One of the most gripping fantasies ever written, The Moon Pool" embodies all the romanticism and poetic nostalgia characteristic of A. Merritt's writings. The plot concerns an advanced race which has developed within the Earth's core. Eventually their most intelligent members create an offspring. This created entity encompasses both great good and great evil, but it slowly turns away from its creators and towards evil. The entity is called either the Dweller or the Shining One. A party of archeologists stumble upon this lost subterranean land and must fight to save their own world on the earth's surface. With an exciting narrative full of thrilling action sequences, memorable characters, and a fascinating civilization of bizarre wonders, it is a great adventure novel that will thrill fans of classic science fiction.