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y separately published work icon The Subterranean Stratagem single work   novel   young adult   fantasy  
Is part of Extraordinaires Michael Pryor , 2011 series - author novel (number 2 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 The Subterranean Stratagem
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'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.'

Notes

  • Steampunk note: Though it lacks some of the features often taken as key to steampunk, The Subterranean Stratagem nevertheless warrants the label as it fits easily into a less exclusionary framework, such as the one proposed by Carol Ryles in Steampunk : Imagined Histories and Technologies of Science and Fantasy, in that its setting is a magical pseudo-Victorian world in which anachronism and the presence or re-imagined past events and figures play an important role.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Random House Australia , 2013 .
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      Extent: 362p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 02/04/2013
      ISBN: 9781742758190 (paperback)

Works about this Work

Review : The Subterranean Stratagem Michael Janssen-Gibson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 28 no. 3 2013; (p. 43)

— Review of The Subterranean Stratagem Michael Pryor , 2013 single work novel
Review : The Subterranean Stratagem Michael Janssen-Gibson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 28 no. 3 2013; (p. 43)

— Review of The Subterranean Stratagem Michael Pryor , 2013 single work novel
Last amended 7 Mar 2017 13:05:51
Settings:
  • London,
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    England,
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    United Kingdom (UK),
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • ca. 1908
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