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Blaze of Glory (The Laws of Magic) (edition 2010)

by Michael Pryor (Author)

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Title:Blaze of Glory (The Laws of Magic)
Authors:Michael Pryor (Author)
Info:Random House Australia (2010), Edition: Reprint, 416 pages
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It's a step away from the ordinary, with a great setting in the Edwardian, steam-punk era, and it's a parallel universe of history. A great read anywhere, and the series is one of the best. Takes the greatest aspects of a story and puts it all into one fantastic tale. Fantasy/adventure/action/romance, with a hint of history and a pinch of politics. It's fantastic. Definite must read. ( )
  Saske | Aug 15, 2011 |
Blaze of Glory tells the story of Aubrey Fitzwilliam, son of the Prime Minister. He's learning magic, and has a strong talent for it, even if he's a bit reckless with his experimentation and his desire to protect the Homeland from its enemies.

Michael Pryor taps into a wealth of adventure stories, and puts them in a new context with magic and steam-powered technology. Aubrey and George are both very likeble characters with complementary character strengths and flaws. The villain is believable, but still nasty enough to be scary.

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading Blaze of Glory and the following books in the series, and I hope it can be enjoyed outside Australia as well as within. ( )
2 vote Choreocrat | Sep 2, 2009 |
This excellent young adult book is set in an alternate magical England around the beginning of the 1900s (?). A mix of political intrigue, magic and mystery. The main character, Aubrey, reminds me somewhat of Miles Vorkosigan. Aubrey doesn't have brittle bones, but he did accidently sort of kill himself three months ago which hampers things.
2 vote alasen_reads | Jun 9, 2007 |
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For Wendy, Celeste and Ruby. I'm a lucky man.
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Aubrey Fitzwilliam hated being dead. It made things much harder than they needed to be.
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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.… (more)

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