Deeplight (PB)

Author(s): Frances Hardinge

Senior Fiction

'One of our finest storytellers' Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent
'Pure magic' M.R. Carey, author of The Girl With All the Gifts

From Frances Hardinge, the Costa Award-winning author of The Lie Tree comes Deeplight - an underwater adventure as dangerous as the gods themselves . . .

The gods of the Myriad were as real as the coastlines and currents, and as merciless as the winds and whirlpools. Then one day they rose up and tore each other apart, killing many hundreds of islanders and changing the Myriad forever.

On the jumbled streets of the Island of Lady's Crave live Hark and his best friend Jelt. They are scavengers: living off their wits, diving for relics of the gods, desperate for anything they can sell. But now there is something stirring beneath the waves, calling to someone brave enough to retrieve it. Something valuable. Something dangerous.

Nothing is quite as it seems, and when the waves try to claim Jelt, Hark will do anything to save him. Even if it means compromising not just who Jelt is, but what he is . . .


Jem's Review:

Set in an archipelago where monstrous gods once ruled the waters, Frances Hardinge (author of The Lie Tree and Gullstruck Island) draws us into another her imaginative worlds.

The story is centred around streetwise orphan Hark, whose penchant for tall tales gets him both in and out of trouble, alongside his explosive best friend, Jelt. When the boys find the still beating heart of a god, Hark is pulled deep into a web of cutthroats, ancient priests, and a fanatical cult. Filled with gangs, a highly regarded deaf community, and dredging the bodies of gods from the darkest depths of the ocean, Deeplight has a touch of steampunk and Lovecraftian unease.


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General Fields

  • : 9781509897568
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Macmillan Children's Books
  • : 0.3
  • : March 2020
  • : ---length:- '19.7'width:- '13'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Frances Hardinge
  • : Paperback
  • : 420
  • : English
  • : 823.92
  • : 448