The Deptford Mice
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The Deptford Mice is a trilogy of novels by Robin Jarvis, first published in the 1980s. They follow the story of a group of mice living in Deptford, London as they fight an evil cat god named Jupiter.
In the sewers of Deptford there lurks a dark presence that fills the tunnels with fear. The rats worship it in the blackness and name it Jupiter, Lord of All. Into this twilight realm wanders a small and frightened mouse. Far from family and friends he perishes, and in doing so is the unwitting trigger of a chain of events that hurls the Deptford Mice into a doom-laden world of terror and sorcery.
Commanded by the Starwife to accompany the rat Madame Akkikuyu to the countryside, Audrey Brown becomes involved in a series of horrible murders. At first the simple country mice suspect her, but the truth is far more sinister.
The ghostly spirit of Jupiter is back, more powerful than ever before. Bent on revenge, he smothers the world in an eternal winter of ice and snow.
Huddled around their fires, the Deptford Mice are worried: the mystical bats have fled the attic, and underground a new rat army is being mustered. With food short and no sign of spring, the mice know that a desperate struggle confronts them. Few will survive.
Jarvis has written prequels to the Deptford Mice trilogy, including the Deptford Histories trilogy and the Deptford Mouselets as well as publishing an almanac that describes events following the Deptford Mice trilogy.
- "Robin Jarvis Official Site". Robin Jarvis. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
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