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Empire Of Ruins

March 1, 2011 | Young adult hardcover
ISBN: 9781554683581
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While Modo has spent a quiet winter recovering from his adventure in the dark deeps, talk of ancient Egyptian ruins in the midst of the Australian rainforest has been swirling around London. A temple bulges with riches, but also contains danger: the infamous God Face. No one knows what the God Face is or what it is made of, but it is rumoured to be a powerful weapon; anyone who looks upon it will be driven mad.

Modo’s next assignment? Go to Queensland in Australia and discover the truth behind the God Face. He won’t be alone: Octavia and even Mr. Socrates will be accompanying him, as well as Mrs. Finchley, Modo’s beloved caregiver from childhood days. But hot on their trail is the Clockwork Guild, with a brand-new weapon—mechanical birds, capable of transmitting signals as well as delivering poison.

With an airship battle, an escape from spear-waving natives and an astounding discovery—one that hinges on Modo’s true appearance—the Hunchback Assignments series continues to enthrall readers of all ages!

About this Author

ARTHUR SLADE is the author of Dust, a national bestseller and the winner of the 2001 Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature. He has written fifteen other novels including Tribes, Megiddo's Shadow, and Jolted. The Hunchback Assignments, the first novel in his exciting new series, won the 2010 TD Children's Literature Award and was nominated for twelve other literary prizes. He lives in Saskatoon with his wife and daughter. Visit him online at

ISBN: 9781554683581
Format: Young adult hardcover
Pages: 320
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: 2011-03-01

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