Book Three of the Deptford Histories
By Robin Jarvis
(Chronicle Books, Hardcover, 9780811854122, 400pp.)
Publication Date: June 2006
The final installment of the gripping Deptford Histories introduces Thomas, a grizzled seamouse haunted by the dark and deadly events of his past.
Robin Jarvis studied graphic design in college and worked in television and advertising before becoming a full-time author and illustrator. Mr. Jarvis resides in England.
"Deptford fans know just what to expect: overstuffed plots, dense with tragedy and treachery and true friendship, rife with occult allusions and an undercurrent of brooding menace. The heroes are stalwart and true; the villains sadistic and grotesque; and the nonstop action builds through gruesome gusts of shuddering violence to an apocalyptic climax and bittersweet epilogue. Backwards are the sentences shaped, and deep the clauses piled; lush and vermilion are the adjectives thereof. The end result out to be risible, but Jarvis pulls it off, to stunning effect." -Kirkus Reviews