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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781742740683
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432

Laws Of Magic 4: Time Of Trial




In the fourth book of the utterly addictive Laws of Magic series, magical genius Aubrey Fitzwilliam is heading into the heart of enemy territory. It’s lucky that he has his friends by his side.

In the fourth book of the utterly addictive Laws of Magic series, magical genius Aubrey Fitzwilliam is heading into the heart of enemy territory. It’s lucky that he has his friends by his side.

The mysterious Beccaria Cage could be the cure for Aubrey's condition: a way to reunite his body and soul. But could its usefulness hide something more sinister?

After Aubrey narrowly escapes the worst fate he can imagine, he realises there is only one thing to do: he must confront his nemesis. With George and Caroline at his side, he travels to Holmland - the home of Dr Tremaine and the heart of hostile territory - only to face magical conundrums, near-death experiences, ghosts, brigands and enemies on their own ground.

Fisherberg is a city on a knife edge. Can Aubrey solve its mysteries before Dr Tremaine's warmongering machinations tip the world into chaos?

  • Pub date: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781742740683
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432

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 4: Time Of Trial

“Dazzling.”

Herald Sun

“Do yourself a favour and read these books, if you're into steampunk/alternative history/with a bit of romance thrown in (yay for Aubrey). Love them.”

We Love YA

“Michael Pryor's fourth volume in the successful Laws of Magic series is a creative and exciting novel for young adults.”

The West Australian

“Michael Pryor continues to amaze readers with his inventive ingenuity … With the rest of the series, Time of Trial is recommended for those who enjoy speculative fiction incorporating magical, rational, inter-personal and political elements in an action-packed plot.”

Magpies

“Full of action, Time of Trial quickly immerses readers in the exciting alternate world of sophisticated magic and political intrigue that distinguishes 'The Laws of Magic' as a must-read series. Pryor's clever use of Victorian-era language and skilful character development lends Time of Trial a charming and entertaining style that will reward 13-plus teens and adults alike.”

Bookseller + Publisher

“This has to be one of the best young adult magic fantasy series I've read in a long time. There is always one more layer of story and you will find yourself gleefully anticipating the next twist. Brilliant storytelling!”

The Reading Stack

“Oh, joy, another of Michael Pryor's delightful steampunk adventures of Aubrey, Caroline and George!”

January Magazine

“Notable Book for Older Readers 2010”

Children’s Book Council of Australia

“As always, the adventure tears along at a breakneck pace, and is very funny. And it doesn't let you go easily … I think the series will become a fantasy classic.”

The Great Raven


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