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Spies. Secrets. Sorcery.

Natalie Palladino was a normal fifteen-year-old, at a normal school, about to face a normal maths test. Now her codename is Nomad, and she’s training to become a secret agent for HELIX.

No one can know that sorcery exists. No one can know that HELIX protects humanity from the Inductors. And no one can know that Nomad is a Witness, with a dangerous magical gift. The Inductors are hunting her. If they find her, they will kill her.

But there’s a traitor inside HELIX, and only a Witness can identify them. The problem is, Nomad hasn’t mastered her powers. She can’t levitate, fight or wield magic like her fellow recruits. If she’s the only hope to stop a sorcerous bomb being detonated, the world is in trouble.

The eleventh hour is coming . . .

Reviews

Fast-paced, action filled, and with enough guts to leave you wondering if sorcery and magic really could exist out there somewhere, hidden away from the public eye ... An exciting and highly enjoyable read for anyone aged 12+.

Amy Cooper, Reading Time

The Eleventh Hour explores the notion of family and what it means, friendship and how spontaneous it can be, and the importance of standing up for and believing in yourself. It’s a captivating read, written in a simple but engaging style. From the coast of Mornington Peninsula to the gothic Tower of London, readers are in for a ride. The Eleventh Hour is an engaging, fast-paced story with heart-stopping action and heart-warming friendships. It is highly recommended for readers aged 14 and up.

Angelique Gouvas, Books+Publishing

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143780151

    February 27, 2017

    Random House Australia Children's

    336 pages

    RRP $17.99

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  • EBook

    9780143780168

    February 27, 2017

    RHA eBooks Child

    336 pages

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