First there was that horrible mechanical monster set loose in London, then the attack of a giant submarine in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, followed by the search for the God Face in the Australian rain forest. Now, in his greatest adventure, shape-shifting, masked spy Modo has a much more personal quest: to find his parents before the Clockwork Guild does. There is something in their blood--his blood!--that his enemies want to use to create an unstoppable army. When the Clockwork Guild find Modo's parents first, Octavia and Modo chase them across Europe and North America to the Island of Doom. Joined by memorable characters from the first three books--some lovable, and some terrifying and evil--Modo and Octavia dash towards a thrilling conclusion.
"Slade's steampunk, quasi fantastical, quasi Boys' Own Adventure series featuring Modo, the young shape-shifter crippled by his own ugliness, ranges into the Australian jungle in this Indiana Jones-style adventure."
The Toronto Star
"Delightfully inventive ... sure to please series fans."
"This series has to be one of the best reads available to steampunk fans and adventure seekers alike . . . this is a hard book to put down!"
Canadian Children's Book News
About the Author:
Arthur Slade was raised on a cattle ranch in the Cypress Hills of southwest Saskatchewan and he caught the writing bug at an early age. He is the author of sixteen bestselling books, including the "Northern Frights" series, "Jolted," and "The Hunchback Assignments." His work has won several awards including the Governor General's Award (Canada) and Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire (France). He currently lives in the mythical city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.