Kirkus Star
THE KIRKUS STAR
Awarded to Books of Exceptional Merit




Series: Hunchback Assignments


ISLAND OF DOOM by Arthur Slade
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"By turns touching and pulse-pounding, this conclusion will leave fans fully satisfied. (Steampunk. 11-14)"
Modo is back for one last adventure. Read full book review >
EMPIRE OF RUINS by Arthur Slade
FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Another fun outing, sure to please series fans. (Steampunk. 10-14)"
Brittania's secret weapon, shape-changing orphan Modo, returns for a third steampunky, jingoistic outing. Read full book review >
THE DARK DEEPS by Arthur Slade
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"Slade's dialogue continues to be clunky, but the adventure continues to soar—anyone who hasn't started the series yet should grab both volumes right now. (Steampunk. 10 & up)"
Volume two of Slade's steampunk series starts with a shipwreck, the lone survivor of which is raised by the evil Clockwork Guild and transformed into Modo's perfect nemesis: The one doesn't dare show his true face, and the other has been rendered invisible and has no face to show. Read full book review >