Deeplight by Frances Hardinge audiobook

Deeplight

By Frances Hardinge
Read by Joshua Akehurst

Blackstone Publishing 9781419743207
12.53 Hours Unabridged
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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea meets Frankenstein in Frances Hardinge’s latest fantasy adventure. The gods are dead. Decades ago, they turned on one another and tore each other apart. Nobody knows why. But are they really gone forever? When fifteen-year-old Hark finds the still-beating heart of a terrifying deity, he risks everything to keep it out of the hands of smugglers, military scientists, and a secret fanatical cult so that he can use it to save the life of his best friend, Jelt. But with the heart, Jelt gradually and eerily transforms. How long should Hark stay loyal to a friend who’s becoming a monster—and what is Hark willing to sacrifice to save him?

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Summary

Summary

Shortlisted for the 2020 YA Book Prize

Finalist for the 2020 Lodestar Award

A Tor.com Reviewers' Choice of April Books

A BookRiot Pick for Spring

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea meets Frankenstein in Frances Hardinge’s latest fantasy adventure.

The gods are dead. Decades ago, they turned on one another and tore each other apart. Nobody knows why. But are they really gone forever?

When fifteen-year-old Hark finds the still-beating heart of a terrifying deity, he risks everything to keep it out of the hands of smugglers, military scientists, and a secret fanatical cult so that he can use it to save the life of his best friend, Jelt. But with the heart, Jelt gradually and eerily transforms. How long should Hark stay loyal to a friend who’s becoming a monster—and what is Hark willing to sacrifice to save him?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Hardinge is assured and sophisticated in her exploration of the dark temptations of power.” Wall Street Journal
“Equal parts dazzling fantasy, swashbuckling adventure, and tender coming-of-age tale.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Monsters and mortals collide in this fantasy adventure that explores the hypnotic allure of fear, the adamant grip of the past, and the redeeming power of stories…Thrilling.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Dazzling fantasy, swashbuckling adventure, and tender coming-of-age tale, this ambitious stand-alone from Hardinge cautions against xenophobia, zealotry, and greed while using boldly draw characters.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Glorious thematic complexity inhabits a wildly inventive world, with the menacing roils of a dangerous sea threatening the archipelago and touches of steampunk rounding out the fantastical elements….Readers will be thrilled to be pulled into the alluring expanse of her work.” Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)
“Chilling and provocative, this dark fantasy will appeal to thrill seekers and cerebral tweens.” Booklist
“Provides a great many features of interest: the Undersea’s breathable water; sign language as a common parlance.” Horn Book

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Author Bio: Frances Hardinge

Author Bio: Frances Hardinge

Frances Hardinge is the winner of the Costa Book of the Year Award for The Lie Tree, one of just two young adult novels to win this major UK literary prize. Deeplight was shortlisted for the 2020 YA Book Prize. She is also the author of Gullstruck Island, Fly by Night, Verdigris Deep, and Fly Trap, among others.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 12.53
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English