Empire of Ruins by Arthur Slade
The Hunchback Assignments 3

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Secret agent Modo's next assignment? Find ancient Egyptian ruins hidden deep in the Australian jungle and the mysterious God Face, rumoured to be a powerful weapon—anyone who looks upon it will be driven mad. And he must find the God Face before the evil Clockwork Guild does!

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Arthur Slade is the author of five novels for young adults. Dust is his second novel to appear in the U.S. The author lives in Saskatoon, Canada.
Published September 13, 2011 by Wendy Lamb Books. 306 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As in the previous volumes, dialogue feels forced, especially the “reparting” (as Seven Dials–raised urchin Octavia calls the witty banter), and far too much internal monologue is focused on Modo’s face, even when he is not “speaking.” Fast-paced action sequences include airships, potentially dan...

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