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Empire of Ruins (The Hunchback Assignments Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Arthur Slade
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Book Description

The third book in the multi-award winning series!

Secret agent Modo's next assignment? Find ancient Egyptian ruins hidden deep in the Australian jungle and the mysterious God Face, rumoured to be a powerful weapon--anyone who looks upon it will be driven mad. And he must find the God Face before the evil Clockwork Guild does!

"Slade's steampunk, quasi fantastical, quasi Boys' Own Adventure series featuring Modo, the young shape-shifter crippled by his own ugliness, ranges into the Australian jungle in thei Indiana Jones-style adventure."
The Toronto Star

"Delightfully inventive ... sure to please series fans."
Kirkus Reviews

"This series has to be one of the best reads available to steampunk fans and adventure seekers alike . . . this is a hard book to put down!"
Canadian Children's Book News


About the Author:
Arthur Slade was raised on a cattle ranch in the Cypress Hills of southwest Saskatchewan and he caught the writing bug at an early age. He is the author of sixteen bestselling books, including the "Northern Frights" series, "Jolted," and "The Hunchback Assignments." He currently lives in Saskatoon, Canada.

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ARTHUR SLADE has published several novels for young readers, including The Hunchback Assignments; Dark Deeps: The Hunchback Assignments 2; Jolted: Newton Starker's Rules for Survival; Megiddo's Shadow; Tribes; and Dust, which won the Governor General's Award for Children's Literature. He lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, with his wife, Brenda Baker, and their daughter. 

Product Details

  • File Size: 614 KB
  • Print Length: 306 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Dava Enterprises (September 26, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005PXIL26
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,326,675 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Empire of Ruins February 3, 2013
By Joo
Format:Kindle Edition
Empire of Ruins is the third story in Arthur Slade's The Hunchback Assignments series of books. These are YA steampunk fantasy books based on Modo's adventures in Victorian London.

As is explained in the first story, Modo is a 14 year old boy who was abandoned as a child as he was so ugly, although he can transform his appearance for a time. This makes him valuable to Mr Socrates and the Permanent Association against their enemy, the evil Clockwork Guild.

I loved the first book, not so much the second book, but this one is a great romp. The team travel to Australia this time and it's a jungle adventure. There are no lulls in the story, it is excitement all the way.

These stories are a nice easy read and very enjoyable.
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Arthur Slade was raised in the Cypress Hills of southwest Saskatchewan (on a ranch) and began writing at an early age. He received an English Honours degree from the University of Saskatchewan, spent several years writing advertising and now writes fiction full time. He is the author of sixteen novels, including the "Northern Frights" series of books, "Dust" (which won the Governor General's award), "Tribes," "Monsterology" and "The Hunchback Assignments" series. He currently lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.


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