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The third spellbinding story about Sapphy and Conor's adventures in the powerful and dangerous underwater world of Ingo. A devastating flood has torn through the worlds of Air and Ingo, and now, deep in the ocean, a monster is stirring. Mer legend says that only those with dual blood -- half Mer, half human -- can overcome the Kraken. Sapphy must return to the Deep, with tThe third spellbinding story about Sapphy and Conor's adventures in the powerful and dangerous underwater world of Ingo. A devastating flood has torn through the worlds of Air and Ingo, and now, deep in the ocean, a monster is stirring. Mer legend says that only those with dual blood -- half Mer, half human -- can overcome the Kraken. Sapphy must return to the Deep, with the help of her friend the whale, and face this terrifying creature -- and her brother Conor and Mer friend Faro will not let her go alone!...

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Number of Pages : 329 Pages
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The Deep Reviews

  • Connie
    2018-09-12 20:06

    Source: I own an ebook copy of this book. Cost: Free Title:The Deep Series:Ingo #3 Author:Helen Dunmore Overall Rating:3 starsThe Kraken is awake, and no, not the one from Davy Jone's Locker. This Kraken will only return to sleep if it has a sacrifice of a boy and a girl...Or if someone goes into the deep to stop it. And since Sapphy is the only known person to survive the deep, of course she is opted to go. With the help of Conor and Faro, they descend into the depths to fight this ancient beast and Sapphy learns that not all monsters are actually monsters. This one wasn't the best, the Kraken was defeated at about 70% and the end of this book mainly focused on Mer runnings and a power struggle between to prominent Mer. But that wasn't what really bothered me.It's their Dad that's bothering me.He obviously doesn't care about them, his two children, who he abandoned on Earth in favour of his Mer family were going to the Deep, where people die and he didn't even get people to pull him to see them before they went. I know he was injured but nobody is that injured that you can't see your kids before they potentially die?I just don't know man.

  • Lydia
    2018-09-13 16:07

    This is the third book in the Ingo series. However, it is enough of a complete story that it can be read easily as a stand-alone book. Dunmore does an excellent job balancing the concept of a young girl struggling to live in two worlds. Sapphire, the protagonist, has blood that is mixed with both human (Earth and Air) and Mer (Sea). Her brother is mixed as well, but the Earth is strong in him and he is not pulled as strongly to the ocean as Sapphire. The main plot is rooted in the previous books (but explained well) and describes how Sapphire has the ability to go to the Deep (a place even the Mer cannot go) in order to convince the mythical Kraken to return to sleep and stop tormenting the oceans and the inhabitants thereof. The place Sapphire longs to be is called Ingo, and she has a very strong, arrogant yet playful Mer friend named Faro who tempts her to choose Ingo as her final home. However, Sapphire is pulled to Earth by her mother, friends and love of her dog.Although this is a large book, it is easy to read and the subject matter is suited to tweens who still love to imagine about Mer people, and are interested in friends, pets and the more simple pleasures of life. There are some mild love themes, but nothing is overly done and a tween audience could relate.The strongest element of this book is the imaginative way the author paints the picture of both Ingo and the shoreline surrounding it. She creates a world that is so enthralling one could easily imagine the pull Sapphire feels towards it and the struggle she has balancing her two lives. Dunmore's familiarity with mythological creatures and concepts is subtly woven into the plot as well.There are five books total in the series to date: Ingo, The Tide Knot, The Deep, The Crossing of Ingo, and I believe a fifth is either in the works or recently release.

  • Megan
    2018-09-08 22:58

    This book is the third book in the Ingo series by Helen Dunmore. It focuses on a young girl along with her brother (Sapphire & Connor) who are part Mer and part Human. Their father, a Mer, has returned to the underwater world of Ingo and is remarried with a new son. The more I read this, the more I wanted to read the first two books (which I haven't) to find out exactly how they learned they were part mer and how the father "chose" to return to Ingo and leave his family behind. The book is titled "The Deep" and the jacket information says that she'll travel to the deep and confront a great evil which threatens borth worlds. But, the actual trip to the deep and confronting the Kraken only comprised 50 pages of the 330 page book. I expected more action. I would say that the book is mostly about Sapphire coming to grips with the fact that her father has left and created a new home for himself and accepting that she's a part of both worlds. If you're expecting a lot of action, then you'll be disappointed, but, if you like getting into someone's thoughts and learning "who" they are, then you'll really like this book. I liked it, but, I just thought there'd be more action.

  • Faith
    2018-09-17 19:07

    What the...?Helen, that was the absolute, flat out, most suckish ending to a novel, EVER. Much less a TRILOGY. I wait and wait and wait for this book, LOVING the previous two books, start reading this and being SO excited, loving it, the plot gets as interesting as it could get, and my curiosity as to WHAT WILL HAPPEN reaches its peak, and the book stops.I don't mean it ends.IT STOPS. This was a load of crap, and I am thoroughly pissed.

  • Louise
    2018-09-17 00:17

    Loving this series more with each book! :) Can't wait to read The Crossing of Ingo.

  • Michael
    2018-09-06 18:08

    Over all the book is fairly entertaining but the beginning is a little slow. If you like fantasy type series then this could be the series for you. However if you don't like slow starts this book might not be for you. Even in the third book they still introduce all the characters even though they have been in all the other books if this is your first read of the series you still get to meet all the characters. One bad thing about this book is that you can predict the ending from the start of the book. If you are a fan of the series however this is a good read for you. This author does a really good job of using sensory details so you can picture the scenery in your mind. As well as keeping you interested when you get past the slow start. So over all this book might stick out to some people but not so much for me.

  • Tati
    2018-09-02 00:01

    After the near-miss of the last book, with the Tide Knot breaking, now there is another threat to both worlds of Ingo and of Air. This time, the Kraken is awake (can't help remembering the Pirates of the Caribbean's Kraken and Davy Jones). The Mer then have two choices: sacrifice a couple of children or sending someone to the Deep to put the Kraken to sleep again. Because Sapphy can survive the Deep, she gets asked to go there and save the world (again).This was a bit of a slow book, and it ended being more about Mer politics and Sapphy being torn between the two worlds than the actual defeating of the Kraken. I also don't like how easily she yields to something she knows is wrong and will worry her mom. Not to mention Sadie, her yellow labrador (that is a bit of a pet peeve for me: there is no such thing as a "golden" labrador. They only come in yellow, chocolate and black). And Connor changed way too much and way too fast after getting Elvira's talisman. I think this will be the end of this series for me, at least for now.

  • Carolina
    2018-09-01 21:10

    If I hadn't read the others I' rate it five stars but to me it was a let down after Ingo and the Tide Knot.

  • Gill
    2018-09-11 17:15

    I was so disappointed. After reading Ingo and The Tide Knot (which seemed like filler to me), I was hoping for more.

  • Sherri
    2018-08-29 23:19

    I can't wait to read the next one in the series! If Sapphire ever starts doing guided tours of Ingo I'm totally going to be one of the first in line!

  • Saturday's Child
    2018-09-23 15:55

    Enjoyable but not as catchy as the first two in this series.

  • Rizki Wulandari
    2018-09-08 22:53

    Well, tetralogi Ingo tentu masih berkisar antara kaum Mer (manusia duyung) dimana dua diantara mereka bersahabat dengan anak Udara yaitu Conor dan Sapphire. Fokus kali ini memang bukan sepenuhnya tentang kaum Mer. Porsi lebih besar diberikan kepada Sapphire dan Connor serta si Paus. Dalam The Deep ini bertualang ke dasar laut yang gelap dan sunyi. Tidak ada satupun kaum Mer yang dapat masuk kesana tanpa menjadi hilang selamanya. Melalui buku ini pembaca bisa dapat merasakan keadaan dasar laut yang jauh dari udara dimana tekanannya begitu kuat sehingga hanya hewan sekelas dan sebesar Paus yang mampu menahan tekanan tersebut.Lebih lanjut, jika berhubungan dengan dasar laut, ada satu makhluk mitos yang telah tinggal di sana selama ribuan tahun lebih. Yap, Kraken. Memang rasanya tidak afdhol berkisah tentang lautan tanpa menyertakan manusia duyung dan monster bernama Kraken ini. Intinya, Sapphire dan Connor kembali dipanggil oleh Ingo. Banyak kaum Mer yang meminta pertolongan mereka untuk kembali menidurkan Kraken yang terbangun akibat Simpul Ombak yang terlepas. Saldowr tidak bisa banyak membantu karena dirinya mengalami luka yang cukup parah saat Simpul Ombak pecah menjadi kepingan.Sapphire, Connor, dan Faro (yang berusaha membuktikan bahwa dia Mer sejati) menyanggupi untuk pergi ke dasar laut. Kaum Mer lainnya telah mengetahui bahwa Sapphire pernah tidak sengaja terlempar ke dasar laut dan bisa kembali dengan selamat, tentunya dengan bantuan Paus tersebut. Kali itu Paus muncul kembali dan dia menawarkan tumpangan bagi mereka bertiga jika ingin pergi ke dasar laut sana. Dan paus itu jugalah yang berusaha menjemput mereka kembali. Perjalanan mereka ke dasar laut sangat menarik. Helen menjelaskan bahwa Paus memiliki semacam sonar suara yang membantunya melewati karang-karang dan menjelajah dasar laut yang gelap.Secara keseluruhan The Deep lebih tipis daripada seri lainnya. Namun kisahnya masih berkelanjutan dan sayang sekali jika harus meloncat ke buku ini tanpa mampir di dua buku lainnya meskipun ada penjelasan singkat mengenai Paus yang pertama kali Sapphire temui di The Tide Knot. Rasanya suasana yang terbangun tidak akan lengkap jika tidak membaca kisahnya secara berurutan. Dan aku masih menyukai suasasna Ingo, tentang misteri dan keajaibannya. Kehidupan dilautan memang belum bisa tersenutuh secara maksimal oleh manusia karena banyak keterbatasan yang dimiliki. Namun mungkin memang seperti itu baiknya agar kita lebih menghargai laut dan tidak perlu mengusik hal-hal misterius yang tersimpan di dalamnya. Apalagi mengusik secara berlebihan.Baca review lengkapnya di:http://bukulova.blogspot.co.id/2017/0...

  • Febriani Madusari
    2018-09-12 18:18

    Dari buku 2 sbnrnya udh kehilangan minat, tapi krn terlanjur beli bundle ya sdh teruskan sj, ak gk suka abandon series.Dan ternyata buku 3 ini parah sekali, tersiksa ak bacanya.1. Dad meninggalkan mum, Conor & Saphire untuk karena panggilan wanita mer, memutuskan untuk lebih memilih bersama wanita itu, bahkan sampai memiliki bayi. sebel.2. Mum pacaran sama Roger, tinggal bersama, bahkan di akhir buku (sorry, spoiler) memutuskan pergi ke Australia mengikuti Roger, meninggalkan Conor & Saphire, mempercayakan perwalian mereka berdua ke org2 sekitar lingkungan rumah. Aku bahkan gk bisa memulai dr mana, tapi Ibu macam apa itu? Pergi bersenang2 dgn pacar, meninggalkan anak2mu.LAME, LAME...

  • ZI
    2018-08-29 17:01

    Not as strong as the previous Ingo books, but still psychologically enchanting and very creative. From riding inside the mouth of a whale to the true nature of the Kraken, Helen Dunmore really puts you into the emotional state of the characters, amplifying their fears, triumphs, and every little thing in between. This one ran a little slower and the scene with the Kraken is somewhat anticlimatic if not read slowly and carefully, but overall I enjoyed The Deep and am looking forward to the next book!

  • Treena Beavers
    2018-08-30 20:11

    There human world is slowly getting back to normal after the mighty floods. Things are changing they are getting older braver and taking on more responsibility for the secrets they keep from their Mum and Roger. Ingo becomes more than an escape it's starting to feel like home. So, When Faro calls for help, Connor & Sapphire don't hesitate to dive back into Ingo to help fight the darkest menacing sea creature of them all - The Kraken.

  • Angela Hibbard
    2018-08-26 17:59

    I liked this book. Some of the details didn't quite make sense because I haven't read the first two books, but it was good. I wasn't entirely satisfied with the last fourth of the book. Everything wraps up underwater and somewhat on land, but there is an element missing in the last part of the book. I like it and will probably read this book again and most definitely read the first two, but The Deep is not going to be one of my most favorite books.

  • frikelovato
    2018-09-21 17:01

    Still imagine how kraken looks.......

  • Rachel Van de Ruit
    2018-09-18 21:21

    It was a good read... the whole thing with Kraken was a little weird and the fact that Connor and Faro both managed to stay alive in the Deep when, previous, Faro hadn't been able to go into the Deep to save Sapphire. I mean, the whale probably had something to do with that.

  • Lauren
    2018-09-06 00:18

    I loved it to the deepest parts of my heart

  • Stezsen
    2018-09-17 00:01

    Dapet hadiah cerbul kasfan. Terima kasih para momodSaia ga ngikutin serinya dan ga baca buku2 lainnya, jadi lumayan "hah hoh apa yang telah terjadi" waktu baca.Kesan pertama: POV 1 cewe? Aurgh. Ada alarm di kepala saia yg bilang, "Awas, novel feminis dengan lakon cewe kuat yg bikin cowo2 keliatan lemah (ato pada nempel semuah)." :v :v :v Muup, saia lebih suka fangirling cowo keren daripada cewe independen mwahahah. Tapi ternyata... si Saph ini bukan cewe "super kuat." Yaaayy!! Dia cuma cewe setengah mermaid biasa2 sajah ternyata mohoho. Me likey. Terus char pendampingnya adalah cowo2 unyuu! Faro dan Connor mohohoho. Imej mereka rada2 mirip di kepala saia. Tapi karena imej nya cowo2 unyu saia kasih acungan jempol yang banyak (y) (y) (y) *begitulah fangirl*Shadowlr (ato sapa pun namanya) tak teralu mengesankan sayangnya. Mengubur harapan saia berburu karakter kakek2 keren *eh*. Sementara lawannya, si Ervys... aarrgghh banget. Sampe halaman terakhir buku ini saia ga nangkap kenapa dia bisa punya pengikut. Sedari dia tak kelihatan pintar, ato berjasa, ato berwibawa, ato apa kek. Dan kayaknya di dunia Ingo ga butuh duit jadi tak mungkin kan dia dapet pengikut hasil nyogok. Mungkin di buku2 lainnya ada dibahas? Sayang sekali saia cuma baca buku yang ini dan tak tertarik nyari buku lainnya. Itu dua pengikut setianya Ervys berasa Crabbe Goyle. Kenapa pengikut setia bully mesti dibikin dua sih? Bikin satu orang kek, ato sepuluh gitu mwahahahaha. Mereka tak punya karakter yg jelas jadi cuma keliatan seperti boneka. Padahal salah satunya anak guardian terdahulu.Para karakter manusianya... oke. Enggak keren tapi ga bikin saia pengen lempar sandal ato tomat. Ibunya si Saph pasif banget ah. Anaknya ga mau ke aussie malah temper tantrum? Geret aja ke pesawat beres. Padahal kayaknya dia sempat mengucapkan kalimat preachy soal wanita independen blahblah. Hakhakahkahkahkah. Bocah2 apalagi yg 11-12 taun macam si Saph blom pintar memutuskan mana yg oke dan yg enggak buat mereka, Bu. *ditampol gara2 sotoy*Si pacar baru ibu lebih baik sih (mungkin karena dia cowo). Okeh, selain bisa dijadikan objek fangirling, sifatnya emang lumayan menyenangkan tak seperti ibu tiri di cerita cinderella *eh*Kesimpulan, para karakter rata2 menyenangkan buat saia dan bikin betah baca bukunya. Selain Ervys. Oh, dan tentu saja KRAKEENN.Awal mula buku ini dibuka dengan pace lambat tapi enjoyable soal kota habis banjir dan panggilan ke rapat Ingo. Pokoknya rasa dongeng anak2 banget deh. Terus ternyata si Saph dipanggil ke rapat akbar karena mau disuruh melawan KRAKEN ga tahan nulisnya klo ga pake capslock. Iya, saia langsung ngebayangin monster gurita mwahahah. Konon katanya Kraken ini bisa menghancurkan dunia sampe perlu kasih tumbal 2 bocah buat bikin dia bobok. Saia suka penjelasan upacara pilih bocah pake batu2 itu ahah. Terus ceritanya build up petualangan ke dasar Deep dengan bantuan paus buat nyari KRAKEN yang katanya takut dengan... CERMIN. Yeaaahhh!! Serius saia pengen keplok2 buat pengarang yg pilih cara penyelesaian simpel tanpa berdarah2 ato pertarungan keren. Ohoo, monster kalah sama cermin gituh. Tapi saia ga ngerti darimana si Shadowblabla itu tau klo Kraken kalahnya sama cermin :? Kayaknya sampe terakhir ga dibahas2 juga.Dan akhirnya, Saph-Connor-Faro (yg semuanya halfbreed) berhasil sampai ke Deep dan menemui KRAKEN. Alih2 dapat suguhan adegan seru dengan monster mengerikan, ternyata .. si KRAKEN cuma shapeshifter cupuuuuu aaaaaaaaaa Ngomong doang mau ngebunuh para lakon tapi sampe terakhir gigit aja enggak. Adegan mengalahkan Kraken basically cuma ngoceh2 ala Bilbo vs Dragon. Ga ada charm Bilbo vs Dragon though. Dan di saat cermin jatuh tak berguna, keluarlah biji rowan sakti yg bikin Kraken klepek2 dan tidur. Yeeyyy mission accomplished!! Gitu doank?._.Saia sempat bingung ini Kraken mati tapi halaman masih sisa seratus lebih. Sempat berharap si Kraken bakal hidup lagi dan bikin kaget semua penduduk Ingo. Tapi ternyata Tidak saudara2. Krakennya beneran udah "mati". Ceritanya berubah jadi melenceng ngalor ngidul soal Ervys ngumpulin pasukan dan Saph-Connor ngegalau soal bapak. Dan si bapak juga ga keluar2 sampe akhir aurgh. Cuma dikasih hint nanti bakal keluar di Crossing of Ingo. Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!Baiklah. Dulu saia tak percaya cerita ngalor ngidul bisa bikin pembaca sebal. Tapi sekarang saia percaya. Dengan segenap hati. Terima kasih The Deep.*nurunin rating dari 3 bintang ke 2**jarang2 saia ngasih rating bintang yg tak random* :v

  • Kitty
    2018-09-13 22:10

    As an 11 year old still thoroughly (read: worryingly) enchanted by mermaids I fell quite desperately in love with Ingo. The affair itself lasted only a few hours as I devoured the novel but the romance of Sapphy's world lingered on. I wanted more; a few more stolen hours in the magical seaside paradise. So, imagine my delight when I find we are to be treated to a TRILOGY. THREE WHOLE BOOKS. I counted the days to their arrival. My longing for Dunmore's world would be sated. Then I was blessed with "The Tide Knot" and although it did not live up to my expectations I was left with hope. I mean the second album never quite lives up to the first, does it? Dunmore will be back on track with the third novel I told myself; I dreamed.Alas, my hopes and dreams were all in vain. It is rare that a series has opened on such promise only to nosedive quite so spectacularly. "Ingo" was original whilst respectful to the mythological tradition and aware of its realistic limitations. The prose was clear in style and just dreamy enough to entrance an overly romantic tween without being alienating. Then throughout "Tide Knot" and even more patently in "The Deep" plot starts to happen. A lot of plot. Exposition and formulaic structures abound. Rather than evolving from the initial installment the series begins to shy away from providing any real answers, settling instead for complicating further those already raised in the first book. Part of my problem with "The Deep" is that it isn't the conclusion it promised to be. Petty, I know, but when the story your working with is nowhere near as exciting as its beginning surely its time to wrap it up? In attempting to raise the stakes and take a wider view of the tale Dunmore in fact devalues the entrancing smallness of the world of "Ingo". Involving whole towns and great crowds of mer-people takes away from the desperate mystery of the first novel. Perhaps I had simply grown out of it all by the time I read this book and it is merely the power of nostalgia that glorifies the first novel regardless, "The Deep" destroyed any faith I had in this series. I will not be reading "The Crossing of Ingo".

  • Shienny M.S.
    2018-09-18 20:52

    I like this book more than it's prequels. First of all because the conflict started very early on the book, unlike Ingo Ingo 1 and Tide Knot Ingo 2 where the conflict only occupies like 1/3 final part of the book. That being said, the conflict that has been build up perfectly are not concluded the way I imagined it to be. It felt very lacking on every way. I mean Sapphy was supposed to go into the deep and fight against this monster that threaten both her world and Ingo, I would expect something really cool happened in there, yet the conclusion is very anti climatic and somehow predictable. I was literary disappointed after 200 pages of build up.Further more, the last 100 pages suddenly just deviate from the story. Sapphy and Connor didn't even remember about the thing they ask Saldowr before they went into the Deep. "Are their father willingly go to Ingo at the first place? Is he willing to return if he can?"I mean it would make sense that we had the answer to that question by the end of the book. Especially because after Sapphy returns from the deep, she meets with her Mer baby brother. The moment couldn't be more right to end the mystery for their father's absence from their life since book 1. But both Sapphy and Connor seems to have forgotten about that matter, and continues their live, even visiting Ingo as if nothing ever happened. That's why the last 100 pages are truly disappointing for me. I still love the whole concept and world of Ingo though, I will buy and read the final book The Crossings of Ingo Ingo 4Hopefully this book will answer all my questions and offers a great ending for this series.

  • Elizabeth
    2018-09-15 17:00

    This series no longer really holds my attention the way the first book did when I was younger, but the books are good enough that I'm going to continue through until the end.I really think the Tide Knot and The Deep probably could have been condensed into one book. The Deep didn't need to be 329 pages. Not enough happened for it to need to be 329 pages. Still it was good. It was nice. I have to keep in mind it's a children's book and for that, I think it's really good.Sapphire is just... young, I guess. She's really so young. She's so quick to like... assume the worst or assume the final decision. ELVIRA IS GIVING CONNOR THE TALISMAN SO HE WILL FALL IN LOVE WITH HER. Oh no wait, she gave it to him so he would be protected in the deep. GLORIA FORTUNE KNOWS I'VE BEEN IN INGO. Oh no wait, she thinks I've just been swimming in the cove. SALDOWR IS DEAD. Oh no wait, he's just lying down. SALDOWR IS HEALED. Oh no wait, he's just sitting up. THE GIANT SQUID KILLED THE WHALE. Oh no wait, she's just resting. ROGER AND MUM ARE GETTING MARRIED I KNEW IT MY LIFE IS OVER. Oh no wait, they want to go to Australia for three months. It just goes on and on and on. And there's a point where her friend Rainbow is like oh hey, this is my horse Treacle and Sapphire is like ew, what a weird name. Like. Your name is Sapphire and your friend's name is Rainbow and you think the horse's name is weird? And the way she just shot down the trip to Australia was so annoying. Their life in the cove is not exactly great. Australia would have been such a good move for the family. And the mother just accepted it! If my kid threw a fit about moving to Australia I'd be like shut up, you're eleven, you have no friends here and know nothing about life, Australia is going to be the greatest thing ever, get in the plane. And they were only going for three months, which is really just like an extended summer vacay. But apparently "the bottom of the world" is in Australia and that's where Sapphire was headed next in her Ingo life anyway so we'll see what happens.

  • Jennifer Wardrip
    2018-08-30 21:54

    Reviewed by Cat for TeensReadToo.comNew troubles loom for Saffy, her brother, Connor, and their friend, Faro. Not just because the Kraken - an ancient monster of the deep - has threatened to destroy Ingo unless the Mer give over their young. A new danger is rising, with aspiring leader Ervys gaining strength by encouraging prejudice against those who aren't full-blooded Mer.Faro's mentor, Saldowr, believes the people of Ingo have another option in Saffy, who entered the deep and managed to survive - an impossible feat for all but a handful of the ocean's inhabitants. He presents Saffy with the monumental task of returning to fight and defeat the Kraken.Despite the brewing tensions between Ingo and Air, Saffy and Connor agree to help, on the condition that they're allowed to see their father (who traded life as a human to become Mer) upon their return. Armed only with Granny Karne's rowan seeds and Saldowr's magical mirror, Saffy, Connor, and Faro embark on a perilous journey inside the mouth of a whale.While it's easy enough to dive right into THE DEEP without reading the first two books in Helen Dunmore's INGO series, I highly recommend all of them. I was so eager to follow the events of Saffy's life and discover the source of her family's connection to the sea, I gobbled up these books in a matter of days.THE DEEP is a page-flipping installment which takes the three main characters to the edge of an unknown world, forcing them to confront their deepest fears against a treacherous enemy.

  • catherine james
    2018-09-23 17:09

    New troubles loom for Saffy, her brother Connor, and their friend Faro, not just because the Kraken - an ancient monster of the deep - has threatened to destroy Ingo unless the Mer give it over their young. A new danger is rising, with aspiring leader Ervys gaining strength by encouraging prejudice those who aren't full-blooded Mer. Faro's mentor, Saldowr, believes the people of Ingo have another option in Saffy, who entered the deep and managed to survive - an impossible feat all but a handful of the ocean's inhabitants. He presents Saffy with the monumental task of returning to fight and defeat the kraken. Despite the brewing tensions between Ingo and Air, Saffy and Connor agree to help, on the condition that they're allowed to see their father (who traded life as a human to become Mer) upon their return. Armed only with Granny Karne's rowan seeds and Saldowr's magical mirror, Saffy, Connor, and Faro embark on a perilous journey inside the mouth of a whale.While it's easy enough to dive right into THE DEEP without reading the first two books in Helen Dunmore's Ingo series, I highly recommend all of them. I was so eager to follow the events of Saffy's life and discover the source of her family's connection to the sea, I gobbled up these books up in a matter of days. THE DEEP is a page-flipping installment which takes the three main characters to the edge of an unknown world, forcing them to confront their deepest fears against a treacherous enemy.

  • Crystal
    2018-08-27 22:15

    I love the Ingo series, but this book I didn't love as much as the first two. I can't even put my finger on why. I just didn't enjoy it as much, and found I had more of a struggle to finish the book. I wanted to finish it. I just never seemed to want to pick the book up to do so. Maybe it had to do with Ervys. He is a pretty awful character. a bit like Lucius Malfoy. Arrogant and power-hungry, with his sycophantic supporters. ugh! The Kraken was pretty unappealing too, and perhaps felt a little silly/ anti climactic. I am also starting to wonder where this series is going. Will Conor end up with Elvira? or Rainbow? or none of the above? Will either he or Sapphire allow their stronger half of their nature to overwhelm the other? Will we eventually get more interactions with Sappy and Conor's dad and his new wife and son? Will Sapphy and Faro's bond hold strong? I'm pretty sure there is only one novel left that directly tells their story, and I'm nervous to read it and see what happens with them. Nevertheless, the world of Ingo itself is still as magical as ever. The Mer in this book are fascinating, and the "dear whale" is a great character. I hope Sappy gets to meet the whale's daughter. and I'm curious to find what this "Crossing of Ingo" entails and means for Sapphy and Faro.

  • Katie
    2018-09-11 21:56

    This third book in the "Ingo" series seems to be wearing the story a bit thin. The whole 'Kraken' plot has been done with the "Emily Windsnap" series and with the monster being a shape-shifting being who feeds on negative emotions, it makes the characters seem disrespected and slightly degraded. How is the heroine supposed to stay strong if so many depressing life-altering situations have been thrown at her since the 1st book? The sub-plot with her missing father who left the family to supposedly persue a mermaid extra-marital affair, has thickened with Sapphire finally meeting her merman half-brother, but her father & mermaid step-mother she has only seen in visions. Her bargin for entering "the deep" to seek out the kraken, in exchange for freedom of choice for her father to leave Ingo, may be fruitless since he may not want to leave. Now her mother on land & her new beau have announced they will be moving to Austrailia and want to take Sapphire & her bother Connor along. They want to stay close to Ingo, but the mer-people have announced that their kind (which could also include Sapphire as an honorary member) must cross Ingo in a rite of passage ceremony. Could this involve crossing the East Austrailian Current, the strongest and bigest of it's kind? Hopefully the next book has the answers.

  • Angelic Zaizai
    2018-09-25 19:07

    Dimulai dengan keluarga Saphire yang kembali tinggal di Senara karena rumah mereka di St.Pirans hancur terkena banjir.Saphire diundang hadir dalam pertemuan kaum Mer, membicarakan bangunnya Kraken sang monster yang bisa menghancurkan Ingo (dan dunia manusia).Untuk menidurkan Kraken kembali, kaum Mer harus menyerahkan anak mereka, atau meminta orang berdarah campuran untuk melakukannya.Karena Saphire sudah pernah ke Dasar Laut, kaum Mer berharap dia bisa membantu mereka karena Mer tidak bisa pergi kesana.Dalam pertemuan kaum Mer juga, Saphire kenal dengan Ervys, Mer yang berniat menggeser kedudukan Shaldowr, dan menjadi pemimpin kaum Mer.Jadi di buku ini ada cerita tentang petualangan Saphire bersama Conor dan Faro ke Dasar Laut, bertemu Kraken.Loh kok Faro bisa ke Dasar Laut ? Dia kan Mer.. harusnya ga bisa.. haha ternyata Faro juga berdarah campuran, tapi kok bisa punya ekor ya.. *buat buku selanjutnya kaya'nya hiks*Seperti biasa ceritanya ringan, enak dibaca, ga perlu pake mikir..bisa sambil mengkhayal dah.. :)Dan sebelnya, kirain ini sudah tamat..hah.. ternyata enggak...cape deey

  • Marchel
    2018-09-07 21:05

    Buku ke 3 serial Ingo.Bangsa Mer ternyata tidak hidup di seluruh lapisan laut.Mereka juga mengenal daerah yang menyeramkan.Jika manusia takut pada pegunungan dan berbagai daerah di tempat tinggi, maka bangsa Mer takut pada daerah yang dalam. Dasar laut, istilah Mer.Dasar Laut, atau mungkin disebut palung laut atau jurang laut bagi manusia.Gelap, jarang penghuninya, dan tekanannya sangat besar.Nah, kenapa ada di situ?Bangsa setengah-setengah, walau hanya segelintir, ternyata mampu ke sana.Wait a second... kok tahu-tahu pergi Dasar Laut?Memangnya ada apa di sana?Ternyata bencana yang terjadi di buku 2, menyebabkan terbangunnya sejenis monster. Monster yang amat ditakuti bangsa Mer.Seberapa takutnya bangsa Mer ini?Well, sebagai gambaran, bangsa manusia takut dengan Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Naga, de el el de es be. Nah udah terbayangkan takutnya bangsa Mer?!

  • Alvi Harahap
    2018-09-24 18:03

    After the wonderfully written Ingo and Tide Knot I was surprised to find that The Deep ended up being so clunky and slow. Not really much happens in the 320 pages and there's no sense of urgency, mystery or need to keep turning the page. Sapphire and her brother Conor are summoned back to the ocean when the Kraken (not the giant squid of common lore) threatens to wreak havoc upon the world when he wakes from his thousand year slumber. The kids sort him out rather easily towards the end of the second act, leaving the last third of the book to just ramble on about nothing in particular and sort of fizzle out instead of ending on a high note. Helen Dunmore could have DONE MORE to make this is as unputdownable as the first two. It should have been structured better and had a stronger storyline. I often guessed that she was just winging it with the slightest of plots and didn't really know how it was going to end up.