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  • Published: 30 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781742754598
  • Imprint: RHA eBooks Child
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

The Extraordinaires 1: The Extinction Gambit




The intriguing beginning of a brilliant new fantasy trilogy from the master of magic, Michael Pryor.

The intriguing beginning of a brilliant new fantasy trilogy from the master of magic, Michael Pryor.

Kingsley Ward is in dire trouble. Instead of thrilling the audience with his death-defying escapology, his first performance ends in disaster when his hidden wolfish nature bursts free. That same night, his father is abducted and his home ransacked.

To find Dr Ward and redeem himself, Kingsley braves the Demimonde, the mysterious world that exists alongside our own. He is soon the target of two warring factions: immortal magicians whose diabolical plans will create mayhem at the 1908 Olympics, and the last Neanderthals, whose vengeance will wipe out humankind.

Kingsley needs help. The famous author Rudyard Kipling will assist, but why is he so interested in Kingsley? Evadne Stephens, juggler and weaponsmith, is a Demimonde expert - but what does her mercurial nature conceal?

Bizarre plots. Sinister magic. The extraordinary is about to happen . . .

  • Pub date: 30 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781742754598
  • Imprint: RHA eBooks Child
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

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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