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In Deeper Waters

(2021)
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“A frothy confection of sea-foam, young love, and derring-do.” —NPR

A young prince must rely on a mysterious stranger to save him when he is kidnapped during his coming-of-age tour in this swoony adventure that is The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue meets Pirates of the Caribbean.

Prince Tal has long awaited his coming-of-age tour. After spending most of his life cloistered behind palace walls as he learns to keep his forbidden magic secret, he can finally see his family’s kingdom for the first time. His first taste of adventure comes just two days into the journey, when their crew discovers a mysterious prisoner on a burning derelict vessel.

Tasked with watching over the prisoner, Tal is surprised to feel an intense connection with the roguish Athlen. So when Athlen leaps overboard and disappears, Tal feels responsible and heartbroken, knowing Athlen could not have survived in the open ocean.

That is, until Tal runs into Athlen days later on dry land, very much alive, and as charming—and secretive—as ever. But before they can pursue anything further, Tal is kidnapped by pirates and held ransom in a plot to reveal his rumored powers and instigate a war. Tal must escape if he hopes to save his family and the kingdom. And Athlen might just be his only hope…

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"In Deeper Waters is a siren call of delightful queer fantasy that speaks to the power of kindness and love. Royals, bedsharing, secret magical identities, political conspiracies and shenanigans abound in this immersive vibrant adventure steeped in lore and Lukens' own artfully crafted mythology." - C B Lee

"In Deeper Waters is a delightful, big-hearted romp that delivers an old-school fantasy feel while also upgrading your favorite genre tropes. Come for the fantasy adventure, stay for the soft romance between a prince and a pirate! An absolute joy from cover to cover." - Mackenzi Lee

"Pirates and princes, magic and mayhem, this book has it all! With exciting adventure and a breath-taking romance, I couldn't put In Deeper Waters down!" - Beth Revis

"An enchanting adventure, In Deeper Waters is a tale of secrets, survival, and the relationships that shape us. Lukens fills the pages with magic, humor, and waves of breath-stealing romance. An inescapably great read!" - Julian Winters


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Hardback Editions

April 2021 : USA Hardback
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Title: In Deeper Waters
Author(s): F T Lukens
ISBN: 1-5344-8050-1 / 978-1-5344-8050-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
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Paperback Editions

March 2022 : USA Paperback
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Title: In Deeper Waters
Author(s): F T Lukens
ISBN: 1-5344-8051-X / 978-1-5344-8051-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

July 2021 : Audio CD
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Title: In Deeper Waters
Author(s): F T Lukens
ISBN: 1-79713-646-1 / 978-1-79713-646-2
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio and Blackstone Publishing
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July 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: In Deeper Waters
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Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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July 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: In Deeper Waters
Author(s): F T Lukens
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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July 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: In Deeper Waters
Author(s): F T Lukens
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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July 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: In Deeper Waters
Author(s): F T Lukens
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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April 2021 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: In Deeper Waters
Author(s): F T Lukens
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
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April 2021 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: In Deeper Waters
Author(s): F T Lukens
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Availability: Amazon UK