The Underfoot Volume 1: The Mighty Deep

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  • Ages: 12 and Up
  • Imprint: Caracal
  • Subject: English Language Arts
  • Grade Range: Seventh Grade and Up

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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?

The Underfoot Book 1: The Mighty Deep

The Underfoot, Volume 1 ©2019 Benjamin Fisher and Emily S. Whitten.

The Underfoot Book 1: The Mighty Deep

The Underfoot, Volume 1 ©2019 Benjamin Fisher and Emily S. Whitten.

Description

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?

About Ben, Emily, and Michelle

Ben FisherBen Fisher is an attorney and author whose work spans a broad spectrum of genres and subject matter, but always with an underlying thread of humanity (and a bit of his trademark dry wit).

Emily S. Whitten is an attorney, fiction writer, pop culture journalist and host, and media personality who also occasionally runs genre conventions.

Michelle NguyenMichelle Nguyen is an Eisner and Ignatz winning illustrator and comic artist based in Portland, Oregon. She studied fine arts at the University of Puget Sound and Portland State University.

Ben Fisher

Ben Fisher is an attorney and author whose work spans a broad spectrum of genres and subject matter, but always with an underlying thread of humanity (and a bit of his trademark dry wit).

Emily S Whitten

Emily S. Whitten is an attorney, fiction writer, pop culture journalist and host, and media personality who also occasionally runs genre conventions.

Michelle Nguyen

Michelle Nguyen is an Eisner and Ignatz winning illustrator and comic artist based in Portland, Oregon. She studied fine arts at the University of Puget Sound and Portland State University.

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A letter from the creators

The Underfoot Volume 1: The Mighty Deep author letterDear Reader
Welcome to the world of The Underfoot-a strange realm left behind by the Giants-That-Were. Although countless species have evolved in the Giants’ absence, each with their own unique social structures and beliefs, it will fall upon the valiant Hamster Aquatic Mercenaries to preserve the Earth’s future in their tiny paws. Read more