A fantastic Steampunk adventure in the deeps
Transforming 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.
About the Author
ARTHUR SLADE s The Hunchback Assignments won the TD Canadian Children s Literature Award. Its three sequels were all finalists for the Canadian Library Association s Book of the Year for Children Award, and The Dark Deeps was also a finalist for the CLA Young Adult Book Award. Slade s previous books include Dust, winner of the Governor General s Award for Children s Literature, as well as Tribes, Megiddo s Shadow, Jolted, Monsterology, Villainology and the Canadian Chills series. He lives in Saskatoon.