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y separately published work icon Heart of Gold single work   novel   fantasy   young adult  
Is part of Laws of Magic Michael Pryor , 2006 series - author novel (number 2 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 Heart of Gold
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'At a loss after finishing their end-of-year exams, Aubrey and George travel to the Gallian capital, Lutetia, where it so happens that the lovely Caroline is studying natural history.

'Aubrey wants to pursue a cure for his condition - though his family have other ideas, and he's soon burdened with a royal mystery to solve, old letters to procure, a missing ornithologist to locate and a spot of diplomatic espionage. These tasks should keep Aubrey occupied - but that would be underestimating Aubrey's sense of curiosity and uncanny knack of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

'Someone is stealing people's souls and turning them into mindless monsters, and the country's magical lifeline, the Heart of Gold, has been stolen, leaving the city in chaos. Aubrey, George, and a somewhat reluctant Caroline are on the case...'

Source: Publisher's blurb

Notes

  • Book two of the Laws of Magic series.
  • Steampunk Note: The world of this series, though in many ways different to our own, is clearly inspired heavily by turn-oft-the-century Britain and Europe. The focus on magic in combination with advanced mechanical technology in an anachronistic setting places the series as a work of what we might call steampunk fantasy or magical steampunk.

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 , 2007 .
      image of person or book cover 4246058729638615957.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 488p.
      ISBN: 9781741661309

Other Formats

  • Also sound recording.

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.
YA Fiction Lili Wilkinson , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Newsletter of the Australian Centre for Youth Literature , April no. 1 2008; (p. 22)

— Review of Heart of Gold Michael Pryor , 2007 single work novel
Untitled Lynne Babbage , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 21 no. 3 2007; (p. 52-53)

— Review of Heart of Gold Michael Pryor , 2007 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
[Review] Heart of Gold Pam Macintyre , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 15 no. 4 2007; (p. 25)

— Review of Heart of Gold Michael Pryor , 2007 single work novel
[Untitled] Lyn Linning , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 22 no. 4 2007; (p. 44)

— Review of Heart of Gold Michael Pryor , 2007 single work novel
[Review] Heart of Gold Pam Macintyre , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 15 no. 4 2007; (p. 25)

— Review of Heart of Gold Michael Pryor , 2007 single work novel
YA Fiction Lili Wilkinson , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Newsletter of the Australian Centre for Youth Literature , April no. 1 2008; (p. 22)

— Review of Heart of Gold Michael Pryor , 2007 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
Untitled Lynne Babbage , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 21 no. 3 2007; (p. 52-53)

— Review of 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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