The theatre can wait. First there’s a mystery to solve, not to mention a world to save . . .
Kingsley Ward and Evadne Stephens are the Extraordinaires and they should be the toast of the town – but their juggling and escapology act is failing, and Kingsley is to blame. His wolfish side is breaking free, ruining performances and endangering those around him. The secret to controlling this wildness lies in his mysterious past. Was he really raised by wolves? Who were his parents? What happened to them?
The discovery of Kingsley’s father’s journal promises answers, but when it is stolen the Extraordinaires uncover ancient magic, a malign conspiracy, and a macabre plot to enslave all humanity. What begins as a quest to restore Kingsley’s past becomes an adventure that pits the Extraordinaires against forces that could shatter the minds and souls of millions.
I’m a huge fan of Michael Pryor. His Laws of Magic series was brilliant and his latest series, The Extraordinaires is set to be even better. I reviewed the first book in the series, The Extinction Gambit here on the blog and I’ve been eagerly awaiting the second book.
The Subterranean Stratagem is out 2 April from Random House Australia.