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Word of Honour (The Laws of Magic #3)

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Sinister plots, schemes within schemes, magical upheavals, and a world to save from evil. As always, Aubrey goes looking for trouble--and finds it, in spades.

Magical genius Aubrey Fitzwilliam, along with his loyal friend George, is trying to immerse himself in his new life at university. But for Aubrey life is never straightforward.

When Aubrey's father, the Prime Minister,
Paperback, 444 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Random House Australia
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Dec 20, 2014 Aelvana rated it really liked it
With the events of the summer behind them, Aubrey and George are ready for a new challenge: university. And Aubrey enjoys the classes, the professors, the atmosphere. But there are a few nagging things keeping him from fully immersing in such a life. An incident with his father on the nation's first submersible, a singer who looks suspiciously like Dr. Tremaine, and of course his fractured relationship with Caroline. . .

Aubrey may be back in a more normal side of life, but he's still never far
Sep 10, 2014 Param rated it really liked it
Aubrey, a teen who is gifted with an understanding of magic, has to find a way to bring himself back to the living after putting himself between life and death. After he arrives back to his city, Trinovant, he finds himself solving the mystery behind a sabotage to a prototype submarine, a singer who looks like his enemy, Dr. Tremaine, a plan to rob a big bank, and strange under ground disturbances. He has to try to "juggle" studying in the university and making Caroline, his love, forgive him wh ...more
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Jan 23, 2015 Two Nerds Talking rated it really liked it
The latest in the excellent Steampunk series by Michael Pryor, Word of Honour continues the adventures of Aubrey, a talented and intelligent magic wielder, George his salt-of-the earth best friend and Caroline, an enlightened modern woman and suffragette.

The book follows the adventures of the trio as they once again battle the machinations of the nefarious Doctor Mordercai Tremaine, foiling a plot to topple the monarchy of Albion in the process. It's a great fun read, though I do wonder sometime
Feb 25, 2013 Eva rated it really liked it
Shelves: interesting-much
Kunjungan Sir Darius bersama Aubrey ke dalam prototype kapal selam Albion berakhir dengan bencana. Untung ada Aubrey bersama2 mereka sehingga problem itu bisa diatasi. Sayangnya masalahnya tidak berakhir sampai di situ; Lady Rose, ibu Aubrey, diserang dalam perjalanannya ke Antartika bersama2 si beib Caroline. Lalu puncaknya adalah kemunculan seorang penyanyi ternama yang mukanya begitu mirip dengan musuh bebuyutan Aubrey dan buronan Albion, dr. Tremaine. Begitu serupa bagai pinang dibelah dua, ...more
Actually a rating of 3.5/5

In Word of Honour, Aubrey and George find themselves involved in a world of intrigue as events unfold that could lead the country into war with Holmland. Surrounded by mystery, Aubrey can’t help but interfere, and soon – accompanied by George and the ever-astounding Caroline – he is caught up in sabotage, thievery and danger. And what does the return of Dr Tremaine have to do with it all? I enjoyed this adventure more than I did the previous two books. The plot was simp
Kathryn Wilson
May 12, 2012 Kathryn Wilson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: it-was-good
Aubrey Fitzwilliam again: still the Prime Minister's son, still in awe of the lovely Caroline Hepworth, still cleverly using magic where he can to save the day, but now at university, studying magic. Aubrey, George and Caroline are mostly busy studying, but when they're not, they're trying to work out what evil ex-Sorceror Royal Mordecai Tremaine might be up to.

Another lovely read. Sweet, fun, with fantastic characters and wonderful language again. Aubrey is a charmer, and in this book we reall
Katharine (Ventureadlaxre)
Katharine is a judge for the Sara Douglass 'Book Series' Award. This entry is the personal opinion of Katharine herself, and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of any judging panel, the judging coordinator or the Aurealis Awards management team.

I won't be recording my thoughts (if I choose to) here until after the AA are over.
Am currently on a series revisit, listening to the audiobooks on my way to and from work. The writing is superb, paying homage to P.G. Wodehouse, Agatha Christie, Conan Doyle, whilst imbuing the characters with many modern-day views and values. I've said it before and I'll say it again - I want to come back in my next life as Caroline Hepworth! Aubrey is alternately competent and bungling. George's laconic steadfastness is wonderful. And I must make mention of the reader - Rupert Degas. Some mal ...more
Jul 10, 2016 TheOneAndOnlySam rated it it was amazing
Still enjoy immensely. I think this is kind of a timeless series.
Vickey Foggin
A bit of a mess compared to the first two books. An extra villain is introduced and the crew gallivant about in a submarine and try to prevent a bank robbery. Kind of fun to read but feels like filler.
Mar 05, 2014 Ellie rated it liked it
An enjoyable read. I love the setting and the characters! (especially Aubrey and George). The magic is really well written and fun to read.
The main thing that bothers me is that some of the characters and certain elements of the plot can get very stereotypical.
Despite that, it's a fun book and I'd recommend it to anyone who likes historical fiction, fantasy, sci-fi or steampunk.
Mei Ying HO
Dec 31, 2013 Mei Ying HO rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is definitely magical! I'm currently reading page 6-7...


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Oct 05, 2013 Camille Stanford rated it liked it
Shelves: wizards
The book begins with a sabotaged submarine, and it just gets more dangerous from there. Similar to the first book in many ways, but still slightly different. I like the concept behind how magic works, and I find these books well-written.
Aug 05, 2011 Trisha rated it it was amazing
This is great. The action moves swiftly and Aubrey is constantly whipping off on tangents which coinidentally and fortutiously, helps him to bring together all the puzzling plot points. Oh it's good.
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Sep 17, 2013 George Ivanoff rated it it was amazing
Sep 17, 2013 Kayla rated it really liked it
I had goosebumps at the end, but the start of it is quite boring.
Feb 19, 2011 Annie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Each book in this series is more engaging than the last.
Sep 08, 2010 Tyler rated it really liked it
it was awesome
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Michael Pryor's bio

I was born in Swan Hill, Victoria. I spent my childhood in country Victoria and Melbourne before moving to Geelong at the age of 10. I lived in Geelong until I went to university in Melbourne after secondary school.

I currently live in Melbourne with my wife Wendy and my two daughters Celeste and Ruby. I’ve worked as a drainer’s labourer, a truck driver, a bathroom accessories s
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