Daughter of the Deep (Hardcover)

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Cheri's January 2022 pick

For those who love fast paced adventure in a new world to learn about and explore, this book is for you! Rick Riordan, known for his wonderful Percy Jackson series, has created a new heroine in the world of the deep.

Ana Dakkar attends a very special school, Harding-Pencroft Academy. This is a specialized school for learning about, and from, the ocean. Ana is a freshman in this 5 year school. Her brother, Dev, is an upperclassman. 

Ana is preparing for her end of freshman year trials, which take place out at sea. While she and her friends are boarding their ship, something unimaginable happens. It plunges the class, and one teacher, into a race for their lives. Their only hope is to find the mysteriou island of Captain Nemo. Yes, the Captain of the Nautilus. But are the legends true?

I loved reading this story with its great heroine, Ana, and the crew of smart and funny classmates. It’s a story of perseverance, friendship, family, and learning about who you are. I also hope this book will be a springboard towards Jules Verne for a new generation. This book is perfect for adventurous middle school readers.

— From Cheri


New York Times #1 best-selling author Rick Riordan pays homage to Jules Verne in his exciting modern take on 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

"If you have ever craved a story that will leave your heart racing, your lungs gasping from the numerous twists and turns, your soul heaving from the effort of now carrying an ensemble cast, you will find all that and more in these pages."--New York Times best-selling author Roshani Chokshi

Ana Dakkar is a freshman at Harding-Pencroft Academy, a five-year high school that graduates the best marine scientists, naval warriors, navigators, and underwater explorers in the world. Ana's parents died while on a scientific expedition two years ago, and the only family's she's got left is her older brother, Dev, also a student at HP. Ana's freshman year culminates with the class's weekend trial at sea, the details of which have been kept secret. She only hopes she has what it'll take to succeed. All her worries are blown out of the water when, on the bus ride to the ship, Ana and her schoolmates witness a terrible tragedy that will change the trajectory of their lives.

But wait, there's more. The professor accompanying them informs Ana that their rival school, Land Institute, and Harding-Pencroft have been fighting a cold war for a hundred and fifty years. Now that cold war has been turned up to a full broil, and the freshman are in danger of becoming fish food. In a race against deadly enemies, Ana will make amazing friends and astounding discoveries about her heritage as she puts her leadership skills to the test for the first time.

Rick Riordan's trademark humor, fast-paced action, and wide cast of characters are on full display in this undersea adventure, a New York Times #1 best-seller.

Complete your middle grade action-adventure collection with these titles:
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  • Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
  • Rick Riordan Presents: Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
  • Rick Riordan Presents: City of the Plague God by Sarwat Chadda

About the Author

Rick Riordan, dubbed “storyteller of the gods” by Publishers Weekly, is the author of five #1 New York Times best-selling middle grade series with millions of copies sold throughout the world: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Heroes of Olympus, and the Trials of Apollo, based on Greek and Roman mythology; the Kane Chronicles, based on Ancient Egyptian mythology; and Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, based on Norse mythology. Rick collaborated with illustrator John Rocco on two #1 New York Times best-selling collections of Greek myths for the whole family: Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods and Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes. Rick is also the publisher of an imprint at Disney-Hyperion, Rick Riordan Presents, dedicated to finding other authors of highly entertaining fiction based on world cultures and mythologies, and the contributor to an RRP short story anthology, The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. Follow him on Twitter at @RickRiordan.

Praise For…

"Daughter of the Deep took me back sixty-seven years, to when I dreamed of becoming Captain Nemo. May all the young minds reading this book dream about the world beneath the sea and then make their dreams come true just like I did."—Dr. Robert Ballard, from aboard his ship of exploration, the E/V Nautilus

"If you have ever craved a story that will leave your heart racing, your lungs gasping from the numerous twists and turns, your soul heaving from the effort of now carrying an ensemble cast, you will find all that and more in these pages."—New York Times best-selling author Roshani Chokshi
Product Details
ISBN: 9781368077927
ISBN-10: 1368077927
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: October 26th, 2021
Pages: 352
Language: English