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The Bourne Identity meets The Terminator in this fast-paced technothriller for boys aged 10 to 14.

The Bourne Identity meets The Terminator in this fast-paced technothriller for boys aged 10 to 14.

It was only a matter of time until one escaped.

Bram just wasn't expecting it to be today.

In the sky, drones are hunting him. On every corner, machines are waiting to kill him.

But Bram has a plan. First, scatter and hide. Then, with his best friend and wise-cracking roboduck, help to save the world.


You don’t really ‘read’ this fantasy adventure. The action comes at you so hard and fast that you surge ahead, worried that our young heroes are doing to die an extremely horrible death, fried alive by spat-out globs of molten metal, or squashed flat by ruthless metal beasts. Upper primary readers will revel in the action and interminable excitement of this fantasy action ‘rattling good yarn’ action adventure.

Russ Merrin, Magpies

Is it wrong that if the end of the world is going to look like this, I kinda wanna bring it on? Super-smart, killer robots made out of your everyday appliances. Michael Pryor makes annihilation look fun with a great mix of action and wit.


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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    April 1, 2014

    Random House Australia Children's

    288 pages

    RRP $17.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
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    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook


    April 1, 2014

    Random House Australia

    288 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
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    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

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