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Monstrous Devices

by Damien Love

I enjoyed everything about Damien Love’s debut .’ Anthony Horowitz, bestselling author of the Alex Rider series

Hugely original, exciting debut novel … a fantastical but entirely believable world with scary killer robots oiled to perfection with automaton history, surprising characters and dry humour… Get hold of a copy, wind it up and let yourself go .’ The Times

‘An effortless, atmospheric evocation of place and history combine in an unforgettable, immersive reading experience .’ Guardian

When twelve-year-old Alex receives an old tin robot in the post, the note from his grandfather simply reads: ‘This one is special’. But as strange events start occurring around him, it doesn’t take Alex long to suspect that the small toy is more than special; it might also be deadly.

Just as things are getting out of hand, Alex’s grandfather arrives, whisking him away from his otherwise humdrum life and into a world of strange, macabre magic. From Paris to Prague, they flee across snowy Europe in a quest to unravel the riddle of the little robot, and outwit relentless assassins of the human and mechanical kind. How does Alex’s grandfather know them? And can Alex safely harness the robot’s power, or will it fall into the wrong, wicked hands?

  • ISBN 9781786077523
  • Title Monstrous Devices
  • Contributors Damien Love
  • Publisher Oneworld Publications
  • Binding Hardback
  • Publication date March 19, 2020
  • Dimensions 20.1cm x 13.5cm x 3.0cm
  • Number of pages 352

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Published 19th March 2020, 352 pages

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