Anything can happen, right? That's what Opal, Nico, and their friends think, but the rest of their small town home of Timbers believes (for the most part at least). Opal and her friends are Torchbearers meaning that they protect The Darkdeep, a mysterious pool of water at the bottom of their clubhouse houseboat that makes whatever you think about while in the Darkdeep come alive. But suddenly, after a overnight rampage of figments (creatures from the Darkdeep) ruins the towns Radish festival and everyone thinks the Beast the mythical creature who supposedly lives in Still Point (a part of Timbers) did it. This attracts major amounts of tourists and the YouTube series, FreakShow a show that searches for mythical animals and tries to prove their existence. The bad part of this is that this threatens the the secrets of the Darkdeep since the Houseboat is hidden in Still Cove (where the beast is rumored to live). And at the same time "Thing" a strange green blob floating in a jar at the houseboat, starts telepathically communicating with Opal. At first it starts by saying "Come and see what I have for YOU" but then it starts to lead her to do things. Soon, random figments start coming out of nowhere and as the stakes are getting harder Opal, Nico, Tyler, Emma, and Logan are put to the test before time runs out and figments invade their world forever. Find out what happens next in The Beast, A Darkdeep Novel. This story was really well done and even though I didn't read the 1st book, I was really well caught up and LOVED the book! Rated 5 of 5 stars and recommended to anyone who loves adventure, suspense and a great book!