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Monstrous devices /

by Love, Damien [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Viking, 2018.Description: 338 pages : illustration ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780451478580; 0451478584.Subject(s): Assassins -- Fiction | Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction | Robots -- Fiction | Grandfathers -- Fiction | Golem -- Fiction | Supernatural -- Fiction | Assassins -- Juvenile fiction | Robots -- Juvenile fiction | Grandfathers -- Juvenile fiction | Golem -- Juvenile fiction | Paranormal fiction | Adventure stories | JUVENILE FICTION / Robots | JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General | JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic | Action and adventure fiction | Paranormal fiction | Adventure stories | Action and adventure fiction | Fiction | Juvenile works | Paranormal fictionAwards: A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG.)Summary: Alex, nearly thirteen, flees with his grandfather across snowy Europe to escape the human and mechanical assassins that pursue them, trying to retrieve a powerful object.
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"I enjoyed everything about Damien Love's debut--its title, its breakneck action, its sly sense of humor. I wish my first novel had been as imaginative and assured." --Anthony Horowitz, New York Times bestselling author of the Alex Rider series<br> <br> On a winter's day in a British town, twelve-year old Alex receives a package in the mail: an old tin robot from his grandfather. "This one is special," says the enclosed note, and when strange events start occurring around him, Alex suspects this small toy is more than special; it might be deadly.<br> <br> Right as things get out of hand, Alex's grandfather arrives, pulling him away from an attack--and his otherwise humdrum world of friends, bullies, and homework--and into the macabre magic of an ancient family feud. Together, the duo flees across snowy Europe, unraveling the riddle of the little robot while trying to outwit relentless assassins of the human and mechanical kind.<br> <br> With an ever-present admiration for the hidden mysteries of our world, Monstrous Devices plunges readers into a gripping adventure that's sure to surprise.

Alex, nearly thirteen, flees with his grandfather across snowy Europe to escape the human and mechanical assassins that pursue them, trying to retrieve a powerful object.

A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG.)

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This one is special," says the note accompanying a sharp-edged tin robot from twelve-year-old Alex's grandfather. Soon Alex and his urbane, mysterious grandfather are pursued from Paris to Prague by robotic assassins after Alex's robot, which hides the secret to reanimating the legendary Golem. The entertaining plot proceeds at full tilt with multiple chases, fights, and escapes; some mysteries remain unresolved, suggesting a sequel. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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