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The setting is an upper-class boarding school near Paris in 1829. One of the students is a quiet, solitary boy whose real name is a mystery. So, everyone calls him Nemo. Despite all the mystery, though, Nemo makes two close friends: Ashlynn, blonde curls and eyes that hunger for adventure, and Daniel, an ex–circus acrobat with a generous soul. The three end up having to escape from the ruthless Mr. Zeta and his henchmen, who’ll do anything to take over the kingdom ruled by Nemo’s father, the maharaja…

A trilogy that harks back to the origins of the Captain Nemo myth. Stories of adventure, bravery, and friendship that unfold in early 19th century Europe. Cover art by Antonio Caparo, illustrator of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. Winner in 2017 of Italian Andersen Award for Best Novel 12+.

Davide is not only a sci-fi and children’s author, but also a journalist and videogame translator. In 2018, Red Stars, one of his internationally successful books, won In Other Words – BookTrust’s Book in Translation Award in London. In 2017, he won the Italian Andersen Award with The Pocket Watch Gang. Then, in 2018, he was a finalist at Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis in Germany. In 2019, he won the Prix des Bouquineursen Seine in France and the Vlag and Wimpel in the Netherlands.