The Dark Portal (Hardcover)

Deptford Mice Trilogy: Book One

By Robin Jarvis

Chronicle Books, 9781587170218, 240pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2000

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (6/24/2005)
Paperback (8/1/2001)
Compact Disc (12/1/2002)
Audio Cassette (1/1/2004)

List Price: 17.95*
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In the British tradition of Redwall comes this first novel of a trilogy that is sure to capture fans both young and old. In the sewers of Deptford, there lurks a dark presence that fills the tunnels with fear. The rats worship it in the blackness and name it "Jupiter, Lord of All." Into this twilight realm wanders a small and frightened mouse-the unwitting trigger of a chain of events that hurtles the Deptford mice into a world of heroic adventure and terror.

About the Author

Robin Jarvis worked in television and advertising before becoming a full-time author and illustrator. His first book, The Dark Portal, was short-listed for the 1989 Smarties Book Prize in England. Mr. Jarvis currently lives in London.