The Dark Deeps
A fantastic Steampunk adventure in the deepsTransforming his appearance and stealing secret documents from the French is all in a day’s work for fourteen-year-old Modo, a British secret agent. But his latest mission—to uncover the underwater mystery of something called the Ictíneo—seems... show more
A fantastic Steampunk adventure in the deepsTransforming his appearance and stealing secret documents from the French is all in a day’s work for fourteen-year-old Modo, a British secret agent. But his latest mission—to uncover the underwater mystery of something called the Ictíneo—seems impossible. There are rumors of a sea monster and a fish as big as a ship. French spies are after it, and Mr. Socrates, Modo’s master, wants to find it first. Modo and his fellow secret agent, Octavia, begin their mission in New York City, then take a steamship across the North Atlantic. During the voyage, Modo uncovers an astounding secret. The Dark Deeps, the second book in Arthur Slade’s Hunchback Assignments series, is set in a fascinating Steampunk Victorian world. Modo’s underwater adventures and his encounters with the young French spy Colette Brunet, the fearless Captain Monturiol, and the dreaded Clockwork Guild guarantee a gripping read filled with danger, suspense, and brilliant inventions.
Publish date: September 14th 2010
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
Pages no: 316
Edition language: English
Series: The Hunchback Assignments (#2)
Note: While this is Book 2 in the series, it works OK as a stand alone story. Reading the first book would give you more info on the characters, but their past relationships are covered well enough in this book that you don’t need to have read Book 1, The Hunchback Assignments, to enjoy this novel. ...
"The Dark Deeps" is the second in the Hunchback Assignments series. This one has Modo, the hunchback, and Octavia, a fellow agent in the Permanent Association, setting off to NYC posing as a young married couple. They are assigned to look in on a fellow agent who was due to check in but failed to do...
3.5 starsStill have a lot of fun reading it.This time Modo meets a French spy and gets on a submarine commanded by a group that is trying to build a utopia under the sea. Lots of nods to 20K Leagues.It was over a bit too quickly for me. I wanted a bit more.
Last year I fell in love with The Hunchback Assignments. It was my favourite book of the year.I received my ARC of the sequel, The Dark Deeps, yesterday at work. I, literally, devoured it overnight. It was that good.Picking up shortly after the events of Hunchback Modo and Octavia are given an assig...