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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781864718621
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $22.99

Laws Of Magic 1: Blaze Of Glory

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Aubrey Fitzwilliam is the son of a prominent ex-prime minister. He's also brilliant at magic, but he's stuck at military school. At least he has his best friend, George, there to back him up. George would follow Aubrey anywhere - and with Aubrey's talent for thinking up daring schemes that will get them both in trouble, that's no easy thing to do.

At a royal hunting party, the boys discover a golem, a magical creature built to perform one task: to kill Prince Albert. Aubrey and George are hailed as heroes for foiling the murder attempt - but who sent the golem, and why? Aubrey is far too curious to let the authorities handle this one, and he and George start investigating . . .

  • Pub date: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781864718621
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Author

Michael Pryor

Michael Pryor has published more than twenty-five fantasy books and over forty short stories, from literary fiction to science fiction to slapstick humour. Michael has been shortlisted six times for the Aurealis Awards, has been nominated for a Ditmar award, and six of his books have been CBCA Notable Books, including three books in the Laws of Magic series. Michael's most recent books include The Chronicles of Krangor series for younger readers, The Laws of Magic series and The Extraordinaires series for older readers, as well as 10 Futures, a collection of interlinked stories imagining what our next 100 years might be like, and middle grade technothriller Machine Wars.

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Praise for Laws Of Magic 1: Blaze Of Glory

“* Finalist in the 2007 Aurealis Awards, Fantasy”

“* Longlisted for the Inky Awards 2007 (Centre for Youth Literature, State Library of Victoria)”

“* 'Undoubtedly one of the best books I've read this year . . . Long live Aubrey Fitzwilliam!' Aurealis”

“* 'This is without doubt one of the best written and most enjoyable books I have had the pleasure of reading.' The Online Book Group”

“* 'Could be put in the same league as the work of Eoin Colfer, Christopher Paolini and (dare I say it) JK Rowling . . . Blaze of Glory will not disappoint.' Viewpoint”

“* 'Non-stop, action packed, thrilling adventure that is resplendent with scientifically based magic, spies, murderous golems, magically manufactured beasts, political intrigue, and even a little bit of romance . . . Blaze of Glory will delight readers of all ages.' Large Print Reviews”

Awards & Recognition

  • Aurealis Awards

    Shortlisted • 2015 • Sara Douglass Book Series Award

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