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Sinister plots, schemes within schemes, magical upheavals and a world to save from war. Aubrey goes looking for trouble - and finds it, as always.

Sinister plots, schemes within schemes, magical upheavals and a world to save from war. Aubrey goes looking for trouble - and finds it, as always.

Magical genius Aubrey Fitzwilliam, along with his loyal friend George, is trying to immerse himself in his new life at university. But for Aubrey life is never straightforward.

When Aubrey's father, the Prime Minister, invites him and George to take a ride on a top-secret submersible, Aubrey can't resist. The magical attack that threatens to send them to the bottom of the ocean begins a whirlwind series of events - a plot to rob Albion's largest bank, strange underground disturbances and an opera singer who bears an uncanny resemblance to Aubrey's nemesis, Dr Tremaine . . .

How can Aubrey concentrate on his studies when there are mysteries to unravel?

Reviews

Notable Book for Older Readers 2009

Children's Book Council of Australia

The series is utterly addictive . . . and should thoroughly satisfy any cravings for a rollicking good adventure that combines action, humour, magic and intrigue . . . Really - why isn't this guy famous?

Aurealis XPress

Playful and humorous and fizzling with action.

Viewpoint

Rejoice! Aubrey Fitzwilliam, that Miles Vorkosigan of alternative universe Edwardian England, is back for yet another deliciously entertaining outing . . . in yet another breathtaking adventure laced with plenty of humour and characters you care about … This is a terrific series that just keeps getting better.

January Magazine

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781864718645

    July 1, 2010

    Random House Australia Children's

    448 pages

    RRP $17.99

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  • EBook

    9781864714777

    May 1, 2010

    Random House Australia

    448 pages

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