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The theatre can wait. First there's a mystery to solve, not to mention a world to save . . .

The theatre can wait. First there's a mystery to solve, not to mention a world to save . . .

Kingsley Ward and Evadne Stephens are the Extraordinaires and they should be the toast of the town – but their juggling and escapology act is failing, and Kingsley is to blame. His wolfish side is breaking free, ruining performances and endangering those around him. The secret to controlling this wildness lies in his mysterious past. Was he really raised by wolves? Who were his parents? What happened to them?

The discovery of Kingsley’s father’s journal promises answers, but when it is stolen the Extraordinaires uncover ancient magic, a malign conspiracy, and a macabre plot to enslave all humanity. What begins as a quest to restore Kingsley’s past becomes an adventure that pits the Extraordinaires against forces that could shatter the minds and souls of millions.


Pryor is a master-storyteller, so it is no surprise this story is perfectly paced and plotted, full of interesting players, clever banter and thrilling action.

Michael Janssen-Gibson, Magpies

Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    April 2, 2013

    Random House Australia Children's

    368 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook


    April 1, 2013

    RHA eBooks Child

    368 pages

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