The Underfoot Vol. 1
The Mighty Deep
by Ben Fisher, Emily S. Whitten
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 23 Apr 2019 | Archive Date 31 Mar 2021
It has been untold years since the Giants-That-Were disappeared, leaving behind the animals forever changed by their strange science. Now, granted the gifts of intelligence and self-awareness, the valiant Hamster Aquatic Mercenaries struggle to keep their horde alive in the dangerous new world.
In The Underfoot: The Mighty Deep, H.A.M. has been hired to save their badger allies from dangerous flooding, but first they’ll need new recruits. Only the best of the best can join the ranks of H.A.M., and the colony’s most ambitious young hamster pups compete for their chance at glory and prestige. Those who succeed, however, soon discover that life outside their burrow is not the grand adventure they imagined, but instead find a world of deadly threats and conflicting stories about their species’ origins.
Combining heroic battles, dark mysteries, and heartfelt friendships, The Underfoot: The Mighty Deep is the beginning of an epic sci-fi trilogy chronicling the animal kingdoms left to rise and fall in the absence of the Giants-That-Were. When the hamsters learn the truth about their past, will they find the strength to overcome the forces aligning against them, or will their tiny horde be wiped from the earth?
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 81 members
Awesome! The art looks good and the characters are so funny! Please be aware that some action scene can get a bit "gorry" nothing too bad of course, but if you're very sensitive about it for yourself or your children then be "careful". A lot of fun!
I was told by this book by my little sister and she kept telling me to give it a read so when I came across it on here I knew I had to give it a try. I was not disappointed not only is the story a well-created action-adventure but even the characters each have there owned unique personalities which made me want to read more. I will say it's been a while that a single character can make me laugh my head off in one part and have me in tears a few pages later (I won't give it away but when you read it you will understand what I mean) sorry I really need a moment....... Okay I also would like to say how much I loved the animation in this it's well done and even the maps at the start are very detailed and with such style. This book maybe for younger people but I felt like reading it made me feel like a part of my childhood was back and now my little sis and I can't wait too read the second one in the series.
I've been looking for a book series for my young reader to step up his reading level. Something that would match the shows he watches on TV and the games he plays on Nintendo. This is perfect. Yes, there is some violence and a little gore, but no more than you see on the 6 o'clock news. My grandson says this is "awesome" and that's enough for me.