The breathtaking conclusion to Helen Dunmore's critically-acclaimed Ingo series.
Sapphire, Conor and their Mer friends Faro and Elvira are ready to make the Crossing of Ingo - a long and dangerous journey that only the strongest young Mer are called upon to make. No human being has ever attempted this thrilling voyage to the bottom of the world. Ervys, his followers and new recruits, the sharks, are determined that Sapphire and Conor must be stopped - dead or alive...
Praise for The Deep
"Dunmore's writing, steeped in maritime legends, is exquisite. The descriptions of plunging 'sleek and fast as a seal' through turquoise water into the rich blue-purple that lies beneath are gorgeous.. The Deep is sophisticated and supple." The Daily Telegraph
"Dunmore's series is written in a sensual, descriptive prose that evokes the watery kingdom with conviction. Characters are clear-cut and written with exuberance." Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times Culture
"Just as spellbinding as its predecessors." Waterstone's Books Quarterly
"Dunmore appears to be able to turn her hand to any genre and transform it with her golden touch, making it wholly compulsive and convincing." Glasgow Herald
Praise for The Tide Knot:
"Intensely compelling... gorgeous." Amanda Craig, The Times
"Dunmore's graceful style is what makes the unbelievable believable..." The Independent on Sunday
"Like the ocean itself, this book is deep and strange and marvellous." Nial MacMonagle, The Irish Times
"This is a wonderful fantasy story..." Jan Winter, Inis
Praise for Ingo:
"Ingo has a haunting, dangerous beauty all of its own." Philip Ardagh, Guardian
"The electric thrill of swimming with dolphins, of racing along currents, and of leaving the world of reason and caution behind are described with glorious intensity." Amanda Craig, The Times
"Compellingly lyrical." Independent
"Helen Dunmore may have a few drowned readers on her conscience, so enticing and believable is the underwater world she creates in Ingo." Telegraph
"Helen Dunmore is an exceptional and versatile writer and she writes with a restrained, sensual grace." Observer
"A remarkable fantasy... It's a haunting, beautifully written book which creates a totally believable parallel world." Northern Echo
"Ingo is an intoxicating adventure... Wonderful, evocative storytelling." Publishing News
Helen Dunmore was an award-winning novelist, poet and children's writer, who will be remembered for the wisdom, lyricism, compassion and immersive beauty of her writing. In her lifetime, she published eight collections of poetry, many novels for both adults and children, and two collections of short stories. She won the Orange Prize for Fiction with her novel A Spell of Winter, her novel The Siege was shortlisted for the Orange Prize and the Whitbread Prize for Fiction, and her final poetry collection Inside the Wave won the 2017 Costa Book of the Year.