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The Extinction Gambit (Bk 1 of The Extraordinaires)
Kingsley Ward is in dire trouble. Instead of thrilling the audience with his death-defying escapology, his first performance ends in disaster when his hidden wolfish nature bursts free. That same night, his father is abducted and his home ransacked.
To find Dr Ward and redeem himself, Kingsley braves the Demimonde, the mysterious world that exists alongside our own. He is soon the target of two warring factions: immortal magicians whose diabolical plans will create mayhem at the 1908 London Olympics, and the last Neanderthals, whose vengeance will wipe out humankind.
Kingsley needs help. The famous author Rudyard Kipling -will assist, but why is he so interested in Kingsley? Evadne Stephens, juggler and weaponsmith, is a Demimonde expert but what does her mercurial nature conceal?
This book is lots of fun. Lovers of Phillip Pullman, Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan and Arthur Slade's Hunchback Assignments will really get this blend of magical/illusionary/historical. So will anyone who's watched the new Sherlock Holmes movie starring Robert Downey Jnr.
Heaps of action, a bit of unsuccessful romance, and some really nasty netherworlders to satisfy the worst case of boredom.