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Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Review: The Deep 1: Dragon Rider

Welcome to the world of The Deep. If you have not already entered this oceanic world, here is a fun place to begin. This junior novel, Dragon Rider, is based on the award-winning TV series The Deep, which is based upon the extraordinary graphic novels created by Tom Taylor and James Brouwer.

Dragon Rider is the first book in a new series of 'never-seen-on-screen' stories, set in the the world of The Deep. In this exciting adventure, readers will follow 12-year-old, Ant Nekton, his sister, Fontaine, and their parents, Will and Kaiko, as these underwater scientific explorers try to discover what is causing the release of magma and poisonous gasses. Along the way, they work together to deal with unexpected complications, including the emergence of an ancient sea creature.

The characters are relatable as each family member shows strength and courage, but also compassion, vulnerabilities and flaws. Fans of The Deep and lovers of adventure stories will enjoy these books. It will also appeal to reluctant readers.

'These books are based on the multi-award-winning series The Deep, produced by DHX Media and A Stark Production. Technicolour Creative Services is the Primary Rights Holder. The Deep series is based on the original graphic novels created by Tom Taylor and James Brouwer.'

Title: The Deep 1: Dragon Rider
Author: Finn Black
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books, $9.99
Publication Date: 1 December 2018
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781408898741
For ages: 7+
Type: Junior Fiction


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