Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Empire of Ruins: The Hunchback Assignments by Arthur Slade

Modo is a fourteen year old secret agent, with incredible abilities, working for British intelligence.   He is sent on a mission to find the god face, an ancient artifact, currently held by Australian tribes in the deep Australian jungle.  An old enemy of Modo s, the clockwork guild, is looking for the god face as well.  What follows is a race against each other, including an air battle and a surprising discovery, with the consequences of loss, death, chaos and destruction.
This is only an average book, but still has a way of holding your attention with well-spaced action sequences.  Modo is a good character, with a fully developed personality, but some of the secondary characters aren' t as good, with less developed personalities. The plot is only somewhat well-thought through and needs some revising, but all in all this is a fairly good book.

Reviewer Age:12
Reviewer City, State and Country: philadelphia, PA United States