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May 03 2013

Bureau of Mysteries and the Mechanomancers by H.J. Harper

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Random House, 2013. ISBN 9781742756486.
(Ages: 10+) Highly recommended. Futuristic fantasy. Imp Spector and George Feather are on holiday after saving Obscuria City when a new batch of villains turn up - the Mechanomancers, ancient evil beings that combine science and magic. Joining forces with hero and novelist Lord Periwinkle Tinkerton and his mysterious secretary Lexica Quill, they strive to find and defeat the Mechanomancers.
Harper's fantasy demonstrates a large amount of humor and word play and has a lot of cryptic codes and puzzles to occupy your mind. A thrilling read, this book had me laughing at every page. I think this book can be read at any time - when you're sad, happy, struggling, hanging upside down! It doesn't matter if you are 10 or 70 - it is a book you will like.
Jos Alcorn (student)

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