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(The Deptford Histories #3)

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It is four years since the fall of Jupiter, but upon the Cutty Sark all is far from well. Thomas Triton, midshipmouse, is tormented by horrific visions of the past; of stormlashed seas, ferocious battles, lost cities and terrifying heathen gods. But now the time has come to confront the most chilling memory of his youth and a dark secret.
Paperback, 492 pages
Published by Hodder Children's Books (first published 1995)
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Following the resounding success of my Locus Quest, I faced a dilemma: which reading list to follow it up with? Variety is the spice of life, so I’ve decided to diversify and pursue six different lists simultaneously. This book falls into my FINISHING THE SERIES! list.

I loves me a good series! But I'm terrible for starting a new series before finishing my last - so this reading list is all about trying to close out those series I've got on the go.

As a kid, I was a big fan of the Deptford Mic
Matthew Hodge
So many references to other books in the series, I'm not sure how many people would get into this stand-alone, but it's a good yarn.

By this stage in his career, I feel like Jarvis knew his audience and what he could get away with. Which is to say that this book feels darker and more violent than any of his previous outings and the ending is the most morally ambiguous of any of his books to date.

Still, if you like his other stuff, this is another great yarn.
Jul 05, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, ya-fiction, 20c
The last of the Deptford Histories trilogy, and probably the least good one? But it was still a barrel of fun, and the trilogy as a whole is brilliant - dark, often brutal YA fantasy about mice, rats, cats and other animals in a Game of Thrones-esque world that features evil cults, magic, struggles for power, betrayal, ancient prophecy, ruined cities and friendship. The series does veer into bloodsoaked grand guignol at times, but it's always engaging and tremendous fun.
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Edward Davies
Mar 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The last of the Deptford Histories features more of the sort of dark entertainment you'd expect from Jarvis, this time focussing on a young Thomas Triton and his adventures at sea.
Tim Jones
Feb 05, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you can't get enough of those Deptford Mice, here's the story of Thomas.
Apr 29, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful atmosphere, I just loved the descriptions and vocabulary used.
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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One of the best books I've read.
I haven't read the other books in this series but this was fairly entertaining, for a book about mice who act like people.
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Robin Jarvis (born May 8, 1963) is a British children's novelist, who writes fantasy novels, often about anthropomorphic rodents and small mammals – especially mice – and Tudor times. A lot of his works are based in London, in and around Deptford and Greenwich where he used to live, or in Whitby.

His first novel – The Dark Portal, featuring the popular Deptford Mice – was the runner up for the Smar

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