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The Deep (Ingo #3)

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  3,283 ratings  ·  150 reviews
The third spellbinding story about Sapphy and Conor's adventures in the powerful and dangerous underwater world of Ingo. A devastating flood has torn through the worlds of Air and Ingo, and now, deep in the ocean, a monster is stirring. Mer legend says that only those with dual blood -- half Mer, half human -- can overcome the Kraken. Sapphy must return to the Deep, with t ...more
Hardcover, 329 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by HarperCollins
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Title: The Deep
Series: Ingo #3
Author: Helen Dunmore
Overall Rating: 3 stars

The Kraken is awake, and no, not the one from Davy Jone's Locker. This Kraken will only return to sleep if it has a sacrifice of a boy and a girl...Or if someone goes into the deep to stop it. And since Sapphy is the only known person to survive the deep, of course she is opted to go. With the help of Conor and Faro, they descend into the depths to fight this anc
This book is the third book in the Ingo series by Helen Dunmore. It focuses on a young girl along with her brother (Sapphire & Connor) who are part Mer and part Human. Their father, a Mer, has returned to the underwater world of Ingo and is remarried with a new son. The more I read this, the more I wanted to read the first two books (which I haven't) to find out exactly how they learned they were part mer and how the father "chose" to return to Ingo and leave his family behind. The book is t ...more
This is the third book in the Ingo series. However, it is enough of a complete story that it can be read easily as a stand-alone book. Dunmore does an excellent job balancing the concept of a young girl struggling to live in two worlds. Sapphire, the protagonist, has blood that is mixed with both human (Earth and Air) and Mer (Sea). Her brother is mixed as well, but the Earth is strong in him and he is not pulled as strongly to the ocean as Sapphire. The main plot is rooted in the previous books ...more
What the...?

Helen, that was the absolute, flat out, most suckish ending to a novel, EVER. Much less a TRILOGY. I wait and wait and wait for this book, LOVING the previous two books, start reading this and being SO excited, loving it, the plot gets as interesting as it could get, and my curiosity as to WHAT WILL HAPPEN reaches its peak, and the book stops.
I don't mean it ends.

This was a load of crap, and I am thoroughly pissed.
Amy Louise
Loving this series more with each book! :) Can't wait to read The Crossing of Ingo.
After the near-miss of the last book, with the Tide Knot breaking, now there is another threat to both worlds of Ingo and of Air. This time, the Kraken is awake (can't help remembering the Pirates of the Caribbean's Kraken and Davy Jones). The Mer then have two choices: sacrifice a couple of children or sending someone to the Deep to put the Kraken to sleep again. Because Sapphy can survive the Deep, she gets asked to go there and save the world (again).

This was a bit of a slow book, and it ende
I can't wait to read the next one in the series!
If Sapphire ever starts doing guided tours of Ingo I'm totally going to be one of the first in line!
Dapet hadiah cerbul kasfan. Terima kasih para momod

Saia ga ngikutin serinya dan ga baca buku2 lainnya, jadi lumayan "hah hoh apa yang telah terjadi" waktu baca.

Kesan pertama: POV 1 cewe? Aurgh. Ada alarm di kepala saia yg bilang, "Awas, novel feminis dengan lakon cewe kuat yg bikin cowo2 keliatan lemah (ato pada nempel semuah)." :v :v :v Muup, saia lebih suka fangirling cowo keren daripada cewe independen mwahahah. Tapi ternyata... si Saph ini bukan cewe "super kuat." Yaaayy!! Dia cuma cewe sete
Buku ke 3 serial Ingo.

Bangsa Mer ternyata tidak hidup di seluruh lapisan laut.
Mereka juga mengenal daerah yang menyeramkan.

Jika manusia takut pada pegunungan dan berbagai daerah di tempat tinggi, maka bangsa Mer takut pada daerah yang dalam. Dasar laut, istilah Mer.

Dasar Laut, atau mungkin disebut palung laut atau jurang laut bagi manusia.

Gelap, jarang penghuninya, dan tekanannya sangat besar.

Nah, kenapa ada di situ?

Bangsa setengah-setengah, walau hanya segelintir, ternyata mampu ke sana.

Wait a
H.L. Stephens
Another great addition to the Ingo series. There were parts of this book that made me smile, parts that made me tear up, and parts that had me looking forward to book 4. I must admit that the only drawback to the story was the short encounter with the Krakken. It lost a bit of the elegance that the rest of the talecarried with it. It was however not a detractor to the overall story and did not cancel out the lead up or the follow through to the end. I love the Ingo stories. My greatest regret is ...more
The Styling Librarian
The Deep by Helen Dunmore – 3rd book in Ingo series – 4th/5th grade and up – Fantasy – Still enjoying my obsession with reading this book series. One more that my library has and I realized that there’s another one that was released even more recently, so have that on order to complete the collection. I love the wise people of the deep water and deep earth that resonate powerful messages in the book in addition to the idea of making friends with whales and dolphins. The plot for this book was pa ...more
Dilla Nanditya
Tuh! Benar, kan! Pesona Ingo bukan hanya ada di Ingo, tapi juga di buku yang menceritakan tentang Ingo.

Masalah tentang Matthew Trewhella nyaris tidak disebutkan dalam buku ini, tapi Sapphire, Conor, dan Faro harus menghadapi Kraken, "monster" di Dasar Laut yang ternyata juga salah satu dalang lepasnya Simpul Ombak. Lagi-lagi, seperti di Simpul Ombak, hal yang bersangkutan tentang Kraken sendiri nggak begitu jadi titik utama. Yeah sure di sana porosnya, tapi kita berputar di lingkaran yang cukup
I was so disappointed. After reading Ingo and The Tide Knot (which seemed like filler to me), I was hoping for more.
If I hadn't read the others I' rate it five stars but to me it was a let down after Ingo and the Tide Knot.
Saturday's Child
Enjoyable but not as catchy as the first two in this series.
As an 11 year old still thoroughly (read: worryingly) enchanted by mermaids I fell quite desperately in love with Ingo. The affair itself lasted only a few hours as I devoured the novel but the romance of Sapphy's world lingered on. I wanted more; a few more stolen hours in the magical seaside paradise. So, imagine my delight when I find we are to be treated to a TRILOGY. THREE WHOLE BOOKS. I counted the days to their arrival. My longing for Dunmore's world would be sated. Then I was blessed wit ...more
Aug 06, 2012 EMi rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: 12 -16 year olds
This series no longer really holds my attention the way the first book did when I was younger, but the books are good enough that I'm going to continue through until the end.

I really think the Tide Knot and The Deep probably could have been condensed into one book. The Deep didn't need to be 329 pages. Not enough happened for it to need to be 329 pages. Still it was good. It was nice. I have to keep in mind it's a children's book and for that, I think it's really good.

Sapphire is just... young,
Angelic Zaizai

Dimulai dengan keluarga Saphire yang kembali tinggal di Senara karena rumah mereka di St.Pirans hancur terkena banjir.
Saphire diundang hadir dalam pertemuan kaum Mer, membicarakan bangunnya Kraken sang monster yang bisa menghancurkan Ingo (dan dunia manusia).
Untuk menidurkan Kraken kembali, kaum Mer harus menyerahkan anak mereka, atau meminta orang berdarah campuran untuk melakukannya.
Karena Saphire sudah pernah ke Dasar Laut, kaum Mer berharap dia bisa membantu mereka karena Mer tidak bisa perg
Jennifer Wardrip
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New troubles loom for Saffy, her brother, Connor, and their friend, Faro. Not just because the Kraken - an ancient monster of the deep - has threatened to destroy Ingo unless the Mer give over their young. A new danger is rising, with aspiring leader Ervys gaining strength by encouraging prejudice against those who aren't full-blooded Mer.

Faro's mentor, Saldowr, believes the people of Ingo have another option in Saffy, who entered the deep and managed to survi
Shienny M.S.
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Aug 01, 2009 Katie rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of fairy tales and mermaids
This third book in the "Ingo" series seems to be wearing the story a bit thin. The whole 'Kraken' plot has been done with the "Emily Windsnap" series and with the monster being a shape-shifting being who feeds on negative emotions, it makes the characters seem disrespected and slightly degraded. How is the heroine supposed to stay strong if so many depressing life-altering situations have been thrown at her since the 1st book? The sub-plot with her missing father who left the family to supposedl ...more
I love the Ingo series, but this book I didn't love as much as the first two. I can't even put my finger on why. I just didn't enjoy it as much, and found I had more of a struggle to finish the book. I wanted to finish it. I just never seemed to want to pick the book up to do so.
Maybe it had to do with Ervys. He is a pretty awful character. a bit like Lucius Malfoy. Arrogant and power-hungry, with his sycophantic supporters. ugh! The Kraken was pretty unappealing too, and perhaps felt a little
catherine james
New troubles loom for Saffy, her brother Connor, and their friend Faro, not just because the Kraken - an ancient monster of the deep - has threatened to destroy Ingo unless the Mer give it over their young. A new danger is rising, with aspiring leader Ervys gaining strength by encouraging prejudice those who aren't full-blooded Mer.

Faro's mentor, Saldowr, believes the people of Ingo have another option in Saffy, who entered the deep and managed to survive - an impossible feat all but a handful
Sarah (Just One More Chapter)
Sep 21, 2013 Sarah (Just One More Chapter) rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 12+
Recommended to Sarah by: Library
This is the third book in the Ingo series, and I have to say, I think it's the best one yet. The first Ingo book was interesting but not very engrossing - not much happened. In the second book, there's a bigger threat, but it doesn't show as much of the magic of Ingo. This book was the perfect combination of the two. It had a great conflict, and you get to see a whole lot more of the Mer world than in any of the other two. However, the story did move pretty slowly. A lot of the book was just ris ...more
Alvi Harahap
After the wonderfully written Ingo and Tide Knot I was surprised to find that The Deep ended up being so clunky and slow. Not really much happens in the 320 pages and there's no sense of urgency, mystery or need to keep turning the page. Sapphire and her brother Conor are summoned back to the ocean when the Kraken (not the giant squid of common lore) threatens to wreak havoc upon the world when he wakes from his thousand year slumber. The kids sort him out rather easily towards the end of the se ...more
Sapphire is half mer blood and half human blood. She and her good mer friend Faro go to an assembly in Ingo the people question her if she has been in the deep it is true she has gotten into the deep a place where no mer has gone and can go. They tell her the Kraken is awake and it is up to her to put him back asleep with only a mirror and some rawzberrys she is on her way. Faro won't let her go alone even if he is mer is is going to try his best to get in. Will she put the Kraken to sleep? read ...more
Niken Rinda Ardita
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This is the third book in the Ingo series. Sapphy continues to go between the world of the Mer and the human world. She is asked to take on a dangerous task that none of the Mer can accomplish. They want her to go to the Deep, a place she visited once before, to stop the Kraken. Otherwise, the Mer will be forced to make continual sacrifices of their children to the monster. With her brother Conor and Faro they descend to the Deep with the aid of a friendly whale to face the darkness of the Krake ...more
The third in the series. Saphy and Conner are once again called to Ingo. The Kracken has awoken, a monster that hides in The Deep where no Mer can go. Before it rips Ingo and Air apart, it must be fed two children. To stop that happening, Saphy, Conner and Faro, all with half Mer, half human blood, must go down to its lair, using both Earth and Water magic to trap it for another 1000 years. But there are Mer who don't want to rely on the humans, who want everything of non-pure blood to be expell ...more
Putri Kurnia Nurmala
I love how Helen Dunmore decribe everything slowly, yet enchanting. Ingo is revealing itself in this book. Nothing's perfect. Every beauty has its own hidden identity. Now I fall in love to the sea, yet I feel a powerful force that made me won't deny the power of nature.
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I was born in December 1952, in Yorkshire, the second of four children. My father was the eldest of twelve, and this extended family has no doubt had a strong influence on my life, as have my own children. In a large family you hear a great many stories. You also come to understand very early that stories hold quite different meanings for different listeners, and can be recast from many viewpoints ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Ingo (5 books)
  • Ingo (Ingo, #1)
  • Tide Knot (Ingo, #2)
  • The Crossing of Ingo (Ingo, #4)
  • Stormswept (Ingo, #5)

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