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y separately published work icon Blaze of Glory single work   novel   fantasy   young adult  
Is part of Laws of Magic Michael Pryor , 2006 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2006... 2006 Blaze of Glory
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'Aubrey Fitzwilliam is the son of a prominent ex-prime minister. He's also brilliant at magic, but he's stuck at military school. At least he has his best friend, George, there to back him up. George would follow Aubrey anywhere - and with Aubrey's talent for thinking up impulsive and daring schemes that will get them both in trouble, that's no easy thing to do.

At a weekend shooting party at Prince Albert's country estate, the boys find themselves in a hotbed of intrigue and politics. They discover a golem, a magical creature built to perform one task: to kill Prince Albert. Aubrey and George are hailed as heroes for foiling the attempt on the prince's life - but who sent the golem, and why? Aubrey is far too curious to let the authorities handle this one, and he and George start investigating.'

Source: Publisher's Blurb

Exhibitions

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Notes

  • Book one of the Laws of Magic Series.
  • Steampunk Note: This story is an example of fantasy steampunk, indicated by the Victorian England-style private school setting, the presence of magical elements, advanced technology and a murder mystery concerning prominent royalty.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Milsons Point, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Random House Australia , 2006 .
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      Extent: 394p.
      ISBN: 1741661889, 9781741661880
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Random House Australia , 2010 .
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      Extent: 416p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 November 2010 (reprint)
      ISBN: 1864718625, 9781864718621
Language: Romanian
    • Bucharest,
      c
      Romania,
      c
      Eastern Europe, Europe,
      :
      Corint Junior ,
      2010 .
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      Alternative title: Flacara Gloriei
      Extent: 368p.
      ISBN: 973-128-303-6

Works about this Work

The Making of the Laws of Magic Michael Pryor , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 16 no. 3 2008; (p. 2-4)
Michael Pryor did not set out to write a fantasy-comedy-adventure-political-romance but here he discusses how that came about and his plans for three more titles to complete the story arc of the series.
Untitled Kate Forsyth , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction , no. 40 2007; (p. 115-116)

— Review of Blaze of Glory Michael Pryor , 2006 single work novel ; Heart of Gold Michael Pryor , 2007 single work novel
Untitled Prudence Russell , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction , no. 38/39 2007; (p. 208-210)

— Review of White Tiger Kylie Chan , 2006 single work novel ; Red Phoenix Kylie Chan , 2007 single work novel ; Blaze of Glory Michael Pryor , 2006 single work novel ; Chrome Steven Cooper , 2006 single work novel
Untitled Wil Wagner , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 15 no. 1 2007; (p. 31)

— Review of Blaze of Glory Michael Pryor , 2006 single work novel
Untitled Judith Way , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 20 no. 3 2006; (p. 41-42)

— Review of Blaze of Glory Michael Pryor , 2006 single work novel
Cover Book Review : Blaze of Glory Lyn Linning , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 21 no. 4 2006; (p. 16)

— Review of Blaze of Glory Michael Pryor , 2006 single work novel
Untitled Lynne Babbage , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 50 no. 4 2006; (p. 40)

— Review of Blaze of Glory Michael Pryor , 2006 single work novel
Untitled Wil Wagner , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 15 no. 1 2007; (p. 31)

— Review of Blaze of Glory Michael Pryor , 2006 single work novel
Untitled Prudence Russell , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction , no. 38/39 2007; (p. 208-210)

— Review of White Tiger Kylie Chan , 2006 single work novel ; Red Phoenix Kylie Chan , 2007 single work novel ; Blaze of Glory Michael Pryor , 2006 single work novel ; Chrome Steven Cooper , 2006 single work novel
Untitled Kate Forsyth , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction , no. 40 2007; (p. 115-116)

— Review of Blaze of Glory Michael Pryor , 2006 single work novel ; Heart of Gold Michael Pryor , 2007 single work novel
The Making of the Laws of Magic Michael Pryor , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 16 no. 3 2008; (p. 2-4)
Michael Pryor did not set out to write a fantasy-comedy-adventure-political-romance but here he discusses how that came about and his plans for three more titles to complete the story arc of the series.
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