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Utterly Dark and the Face of the Deep

Philip Reeve

A brand new novel full of mystery and delight, from Philip Reeve – bestselling, award-winning author of MORTAL ENGINES. 

Utterly,’ the waves were whispering. ‘Utterly. . . 

Utterly Dark is a foundling, washed up on the shores of the Autumn Isles and taken in by Andrewe Dark, the mysterious Watcher of Wildsea. When her guardian walks into the ocean one day and drowns, Utterly is thrust into the role of Watcher… can she keep the island safe from the threat of the terrifying Gorm?

Unforeseen mysteries lie beneath the ocean’s surface. Adventure beckons, and Utterly will unearth astonishing secrets about the sea, her parents and life itself. Wildsea will never be the same again… 

As the entrancing, unfathomable power of the sea fills Utterly Dark’s dreams, so it will seep into your heart as you read this thrilling, magical story.


Philip Reeve grew up in Brighton. He has been writing stories since he was five years old, but the first one to be published was Mortal Engines which won the Nestle Smarties Book Prize and Blue Peter Book Award, and was made into a blockbuster film. Philip has also provided cartoons and jokes for many books, including Horrible Histories, and co-created young fiction with illustrator Sarah McIntyre including the Roly-Poly Flying Pony series and Oliver and the Seawigs.

Category:  Teen Fiction
ISBN:  9781788452373
Publisher:  David Fickling Books
On sale:  September 2021
Format:  Paperback
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