The first volume in ARTHUR SLADE’s Hunchback Assignments series won the prestigious TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, and the second volume, The Dark Deeps, was a finalist for the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award and the CLA Young Adult Book Award. Slade is also the author of Dust, a national bestseller and the winner of the 2001 Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature, the Mr. Christie’s Book Award and the Saskatchewan Book Award for Children’s Literature. His other books include Tribes, Megiddo’s Shadow, Jolted, Monsterology, Villainology and the Canadian Chills series. He lives in Saskatoon. Visit him online at arthurslade.com.
On his next assignment, Modo is off to Queensland, Australia, to discover the truth behind the God Face. Flying by airship into the rainforest, Modo is accompanied by Octavia, Mr. Socrates and his loyal companion, Tharpa. In a race against the Clockwork Guild and Miss Hakkandottir, Modo and his companions must survive an airship battle, a trek through the rainforest and a journey into an ancient temple.