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Deeplight - Frances Hardinge

Deeplight - Frances Hardinge

An independent bookshop exclusive edition that comes with a 30-page, pocket size booklet – The Gods of Deeplight: Tales from the Myriad – which has 6 exclusive and brand-new short stories.

Title: Deeplight

Author:  Frances Hardinge

ISBN:  9781509836956

Weight:  857g

Independent Bookshop numbered and stamped, limited signed first edition, first printing



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Deeplight by Frances Hardinge

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

The underwater 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 and the islands that he loves.  Even if it means a death-defying journey into the strange dark-light of the Undersea, to face not only who his friend has become, but what

Peer & Press Reviews

Frances Hardinge is on dazzling form in Deeplight, a fantasy adventure of gods, monsters and mythology…  Hardinge is best known for Costa book of the year The Lie Tree, which was grounded in Victorian society, but here the freedom of an entirely imagined landscape showcases her staggering originality.  A masterclass in world-building.

Fiona Noble, Observer

In Deeplight, Hardinge’s unparalleled, terrifying imagination illuminates an underwater world filled with the potent debris of departed gods, and the desperate ambitions of the humans who seek it.  No one else writes quite like her – every new book is something extraordinary to be celebrated.

Imogen Russell Williams, author of The Women Left Behind

This is an action-filled fantasy that has to be read slowly.  Every word by the Costa-winning author Frances Hardinge is chosen with such care, every sentence so crafted and every metaphor so considered, that its 448 pages cannot be dashed through.

Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title Deeplight
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Edition background and features

This Independent Bookshop Limited Edition comes from a print run of 1,500 signed and numbered copies published by Macmillan Children’s Books, an imprint of Pan Macmillan.

The following features are unique to this edition:

  • The tipped-in signature / number authentication page is hand-stamped, either in red or blue ink, with the heart motif that appears on the front of the jacket.  Hardinge’s signature is in a matching ink colour.
  • The back of the signature page has an exclusive letter / message from the author printed on it.
  • The endpapers in this edition are cream, not the navy blue of the standard trade edition.
  • The jacket has LIMITED EDITION printed above the title.
Available numbers Choice of 1070, 1086, 1255 or 1307 [of 1500, subject to availability]
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)

On the signature / number authentication page (in red or blue ink), which is tipped-in directly before the title page.

Also printed on this hand-numbered, stamped and illustrated page are the words, ‘Independent Bookshop Limited Edition Signed by the author’.

Stamped With the heart motif (in red or blue ink) that appears on the front of the jacket.
Ephemera Comes with a 30-page, pocket size booklet – The Gods of Deeplight: Tales from the Myriad – which has six exclusive and brand-new short stories.
Awards and Media
Awards and prizes

Indie Book Awards 2020 – shortlist (children’s fiction)

YA Book Prize 2020 – shortlist

Book Stats
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Macmillan Children’s Books
Publication date
Printed by CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13 9781509836956
ISBN 10 1509836950
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 434
Size (h x w x d) 223 x 145 x 40mm
Image and Design Credits
illustrations Aitch

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