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Freelance IllustratorPaddy Donnelly

Philip Reeve - Utterly Dark

Philip Reeve - Utterly Dark

Cover illustration for Philip Reeve's novel 'Utterly Dark', published by David Fickling Books on 2nd September 2021.

Utterly Dark and the Face of the Deep takes place in the early 1800s on the remote island of Wildsea. For centuries, the Dark family act as Watchers, keeping a look-out for mysterious islands which are believed to appear from time to time on the western sea, and guarding Wildsea against a terrible monster which is said to live on them. When the current Watcher mysteriously drowns, his young ward Utterly takes over his duties. Gradually, she starts to discover her strange connection with the forces which dwell in the deep ocean.

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