Dreaming of a seaside summer? This haunting tale of ancient ocean gods will drag you deep into its currents. Long ago, the gods of the Myriad were as real as the coastlines and currents, as merciless as the wind and the waves. Now the gods are dead. But below the waves, their remains are stirring… Urchins Hark and his best friend Jelt scrape out a hard living on the island of Lady’s Crave. They are scavengers, diving for relics of the gods that they can sell. But something dangerous lurks in the deep undersea, calling out to be found. And when the waves try to claim Jelt, Hark must betray his own nature to save him…

  • By the Costa Award-winning author of The Lie Tree
  • An underwater fairy tale full of danger and mystery
  • For fans of Philip Reeve and Kiran Millwood Hargrave
  • Frances Hardinge is a dazzling, extraordinary writer
  • Her Cuckoo Song was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal

“Hardinge creates an entire world and furnishes it with wonders. Pure magic.” M.R. Carey

“Everyone should read Frances Hardinge. Everyone. Right now.” Patrick Ness

“In Deeplight, Hardinge’s unparalleled, terrifying imagination illuminates an underwater world filled with the potent debris of departed gods… No one else writes quite like her – every new book is something extraordinary to be celebrated.” Guardian

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  • Awards

    Frances Hardinge won the Branford Boase Award for Fly By Night and the Costa Book of the Year for The Lie Tree.

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