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Daughter of the Deep Kindle Edition
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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 that puts a new spin on Captain Nemo and the submarine Nautilus.
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From New York Times #1 best-selling author Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.
Rick Riordan, dubbed “storyteller of the gods” by Publishers Weekly, is the author of five New York Times #1 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 New York Times #1 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 a contributor to an RRP short story anthology, The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts, with his wife and two sons.
|Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief||The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle||Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer||Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero||Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid||The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities|
|Also by New York Times #1 best-selling author Rick Riordan, author of The Percy Jackson series||The classic first book about Percy Jackson, the troubled boy who discovers he is the son of Poseidon, and his adventures with demigods, monsters, and Greek gods.||Favorite Greek and Roman demigods return in a five-book adventure quest with a fresh twist: they’re helping Apollo regain his immortal status.||The world’s foremost expert in bringing ancient stories to life for modern young readers through fast-paced, hilarious, and high-stakes adventure quests turns to Norse mythology for the first time.||Rick Riordan, the best-selling author of the Percy Jackson series, pumps up the action and suspense in The Lost Hero, the first book in The Heroes of Olympus series.||The best-selling author of Percy Jackson and the Olympians takes on ancient Egypt in the first book of a trilogy that offers a modern-day portal into a rich fantastical world of ancient myth.||Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents ten new stories--including one of his own--about beloved heroes that sprang from the imaginations of some of the best middle grade authors working today.|
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- ASIN : B08XB3B3G8
- Publisher : Disney Hyperion (October 26, 2021)
- Publication date : October 26, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 8497 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 354 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #78,702 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Reviewed in the United States on April 29, 2022
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This book had a slightly smaller charm than his others. I felt like there are a lot of repetitions, also some parts were overwritten. Overally the writing would have needed some "ripening" and an extra round of revision from the author. Some parts it turned into the parody of themselves.
However, the storyline was enjoyable, some events were shocking, and the parts about the Nautilus were very interesting.
Everyone says this is a standalone, but I definitely feel that the door has been left wide open for sequels.
And then why 5 stars? It made me want to read the original, of which I am in the process. While reading, my 4 year old became interested in the "super cool submarine", so I bought a children's version of Verne's book 20.000 leagues... which we are now reading daily. We also built a Lego Nautilus. Moreover, we watched the cartoon version of The Mistery Island. Hence the crying - my son was sad the Nautilus has been destroyed.
However, because of Daughter of the Deep I was able to comfort him by saying that the Nautilus has survived and it was just a lie to keep people from searching. He really appreciated this point of view.
So if solely because of this book there are now two generations reading the original, keeping the Nautilus legend alive, it reached its goal and deserves a good rating :)
It didn't feel super different from a regular RR novel, because it is inspired by both Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne. This was like Jules Verne mythology, and it was so much fun.
Ana Dakar, a second year (out of five) at Harding-Pencroft Academy is preparing for the test that will determine her future at the school. She attends the school with her older brother Dev, and her parents died two years before in a naval accident. When a horrible tragedy occurs when she and her fellow classmates are on the bus to the exam, their lives and realities are instantly changed.
I loved Ana and all her friends - they were all very well-rounded and developed, as well as diverse. Even the side characters were well developed with their own personalities. I loved how Ana grew and developed under the new position and pressure she is now under, as well as her "fake it till you make it" attitude. Her character development was wonderful, and I loved her bravery and how she never waved in her own morals. And I loved how much diversity there was. It's probably the most diverse book I've ever read, and it was amazing.
The plot definitely kept me on my toes. Even though I knew something was going to happen on Ana's bus trip, I had know idea what devastation was coming. (Also I loved how her school and their rival school had "The Land" and "The Sea" aspect since Epcot at Disney World as areas named that). I never had great ideas of what was coming next, and every plot turn left me shocked at what all was going to happen. It almost made me want to read Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. The plot twist near the end had me shook.
This was such a great sci-fi boo, a great middle-grade book, a (I assume) a great Jules Verne-inspired boo, and a wonderful book in general. I definitely recommend it to everyone.
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So, when I started reading it, I was expecting the usual epic fair of adventure, mystery, daring fights etc., and of course as this would be a science-fiction (a Verne no less) some fantastical tech thrown in. All in all a fast paced thrill ride.
I didn’t really get that, though. I got a children’s/Riordan reinvention/sequel of a Verne novel. It’s a bit jarring and takes a while to get used to (a good job really, because the book itself has a few pacing issues). Furthermore, while there are some great Verne references within the novel which are great plot points, they’re also made to feel a bit trite in some places and overdone - this is because of the sheer amount of them being introduced to the main character all in one go. And I was a bit disappointed because I guessed who the villain was straight away! Like, when they’re first introduced. Don’t get me started on the Harry Potter joke in there… it’s only a reference but the ‘houses’ thing is irritating (this is a personal opinion, I actually do like HP, just not here).
This makes me seem like I’m going on a huge rant, but there are things that I love about this book. I adore Riordan’s creative manipulation of Captain Nemo and his family within the book, as well as the Nautilus. The ‘Sea Monster’ too, is an excellent touch and the teenagers within the novel are exceptionally well written. As always, Riordan presents us with realistic characters from all backgrounds who have actual, relatable flaws. Even our villain, in my opinion, could in their own way be considered more of a dark antagonist (with a lot of issues). Which leads me to my favourite aspect of the book.
He’s a dolphin. He loves squid. He’s awesome.
Overall I believe this is, in Riordan standards, an okay book. To everyone else, that’s good. It’s worth the read and I would encourage young readers to try this out. It would be incredibly useful to anyone reading this to have some knowledge of one or more of the Verne films or books just for a bit of background, I think.
This book is not for 9-11 year olds! I’d say it’s better for 12 years plus.
This modern version of captain nemo found in his ancestor Ana Dakkar is a wonderful take on the story. So enriched I couldn’t stop reading it
Torn between friendship and family and the fights of her school. Fantastic