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The Dark Deeps

The Hunchback Assignments II


 On Sale: 03/05/2010
 Formats:     Hardback | Trade paperback
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While searching for the cause behind the sinking of several ships, Modo and Octavia sail to the exact coordinates of the attacks. Is it a sea monster? Or something else? They aren't alone in their pursuit: the beautiful and mysterious French agent Colette has been researching this phenomenon for some time.

Upon reaching the site, Modo and Octavia's ship is rammed, and Modo is plunged into the icy sea... and disappears from sight. As he faces certain death, Modo is saved by a most unlikely underwater rescuer and discovers the mechanical truth behind the attacks. But the Clockwork Guild closes in. How will he get back to the surface?

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Critical Praise for The Dark Deeps

“...an excellent steampunk page-turner. . . . drama – indignity that modulates to breathless fascination – is Governor-General’s Award-winner and master storyteller Slade’s major achievement in this series. At the core of these adventures is a surprisingly tender appeal to adolescent insecurities. . . . This sequel is a pleasure to read and a solid addition to a series that promises to escalate . . . . The real cliffhanger, however, is the fate of Modo’s sweet soul. His vulnerability and his idealism endear the hunchback as a surprisingly complex character, not just another action hero.
– The Globe and Mail

ISBN: 9781554683567; ISBN10: 1554683564; Imprint: HarperCollins ; On Sale: 03/05/2010; Format: Hardback; Trimsize: ; Pages: 256; $18.99; Ages: 12 and Up; BISAC1:JUV037000

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