The Hunchback Assignments

By Arthur Slade
(Ember, Paperback, 9780375854033, 288pp.)

Publication Date: August 24, 2010

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A gripping new series combines Steampunk, spying, and a fantastic Victorian London.

The mysterious Mr. Socrates rescues Modo, a child in a traveling freak show. Modo is a hunchback with an amazing ability to transform his appearance, and Mr. Socrates raises him in isolation as an agent for the Permanent Association, a spy agency behind Brittania’s efforts to rule the empire. At 14, Modo is left on the streets of London to fend for himself. When he encounters Octavia Milkweed, another Association agent, the two uncover a plot by the Clockword Guild behind the murders of important men. Furthermore, a mad scientist is turning orphan children into automatons to further the goals of the Guild. Modo and Octavia journey deep into the tunnels under London and discover a terrifying plot against the British government. It’s up to them to save their country.




About the Author
ARTHUR SLADE s The Hunchback Assignments won the TD Canadian Children s Literature Award. Its three sequels were all finalists for the Canadian Library Association s Book of the Year for Children Award, and The Dark Deeps was also a finalist for the CLA Young Adult Book Award. Slade s previous books include Dust, winner of the Governor General s Award for Children s Literature, as well as Tribes, Megiddo s Shadow, Jolted, Monsterology, Villainology and the Canadian Chills series. He lives in Saskatoon.

WEB: ARTHURSLADE.COM

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