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The Traitor and the Thief

the-traitor-and-the-thief.jpgBy: Gareth Ward

This book was sent to me by the publisher.

Sin is a street rat. A kid from a gang who survives by stealing. That is until the day he tries to steal from the wrong person. Cornered the strangest thing happens, Sin is offered a way out of his street life. He is offered the chance to join the Covert Operations Group and train to be a spy. This is a very different world for Sin, the people he is dealing with and learning with are very different from the world he knows, however some of the skills learnt on the street that helped him survive there are the very ones that help him now. Befriending the eccentric Zonda Chubb he starts to navigate his way through this new world, before discovering there is a traitor in their midst. Now he has to ally with the school bully to uncover the traitor, is there anyway he’ll get out of this alive.

Steampunk is fun. This world is one that is both familiar and yet not. There are elements that ring true in amongst a whole heap of things that are fresh, fun and just plain different. Ward’s world is intriguing, the differences draw you in deeper. Sin is a fun character, a classic diamond in the rough type, who is perfectly offset by the not so fit, and slightly left of centre Zonda. This is a story that is full of intrigue and action. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Publisher: Walker Books

Published: 1st August 2017

Key Words: Steampunk, War, Spies, Intrigue

ISBN: 9781925381504


Zac’s Moon Trip

By: HI Larry

Zac Power Test Drive series book 1

Zac Power is a spy, his codename is Rockstar and he gets to test the new spy equipment. This time he has to go into space to test two new gadgets and in the process clean a dirty space station. Will he get the job done before the space goo eats through the space station.

The test drive series are large print chapter books designed for beginning readers, there are a few illustrations and plenty of white space so it doesn’t look too daunting. The story itself is fast, fun and easy to understand. This series is ideal for young readers who like a bit of action and adventure.

Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont

Published: 01 February 2009

Format: Paperback 48 pages

Categories: Adventure

ISBN 13: 9781921502033

Purchase: here or use Booktopia logo on side of page

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