Heart of Gold (The Laws of Magic #2)
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Heart of Gold (The Laws of Magic #2)

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Magical genius Aubrey Fitzwilliam is about to become involved in a convoluted series of adventures . . . again

At a loss after finishing their end-of-year exams, Aubrey and George travel to the Gallian capital, Lutetia, where it so happens that the lovely Caroline is studying natural history. Aubrey wants to pursue a cure for his condition—though his family has other ideas,...more
Paperback, 488 pages
Published January 1st 2011 by Random House Australia (first published 2007)
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Alannah Skillicorn
i love this book better then harry potter, it more complex, and funny , and its just awsome
Di sini Perancis disebut Lutetia. Bangsa yang serupa dengan gaya berpakaian dan selera makan yang berkelas. Tapi berbeda dengan Perancis yang kerap bermusuhan dengan Inggris, hubungan Lutetia dan Albion terbilang sangat mesra; mereka adalah dua negara yang saling bersekutu. Dan ke Lutetia-lah pahlawan remaja kita, Aubrey Fitzwilliam, pergi. Mulanya dia ingin berlibur bersama Doyle selama sebulan penuh dengan dua tujuan; yang pertama dan utama adalah mencari jawaban atas kondisi hidup matinya aki...more
I just don't entirely know how I feel about these books. On the one hand, I am semi-intrigued as to where this is all going, but on the other hand I have a few too many problems with the book as a whole to feel like I should keep reading them. Same issues as I previously had: Aubrey can get away with anything and is even encouraged to get himself in dangerous situations by the government (in what world does the government ask a 17yr boy to help in matters of national security I ask you), Carolin...more
After the strain and danger of Blaze of Glory, Aubrey and George decide to take a relaxing holiday in Lutetia (Paris). But nothing is ever really relaxing around Aubrey Fitzwilliam. Soon enough Aubrey and George are caught up in a whirlwind of intrigue and mystery. Faced with a stolen national treasure and people turned mindless, Aubrey can’t help but get himself, and his friends, involved.

Again, Pryor’s intriguing world and plot are diminished by his tendency to be overly descriptive. In addit...more
Kathryn Wilson
Very good. Pryor's work in creating a plucky, appropriately Victorian-esque character in Aubrey Fitzwilliam is brilliant. The language is wonderfully mature yet still relatively straightforward.

This book follows Aubrey, now the son of Albion's Prime Minister, and his friend George on holiday, as they attempt to uncover what's going on in Gallia. Aubrey's wit, magical talent, and general intelligence comes in handy as they, with friend Caroline's assistance, work furiously to bring together the...more
The book is great as previous one. But in this one, we are shown how "humanly arrogant" Aubrey is.
His high handed move to make Caroline help him is REALLY annoying and the result is as bad as we know how it should be.
Also, his "Hero Syndrom" is more showcased than prevous book.
Well, I think all of his weakness should be expected, with his background and characters. But still, hope he learn how to appreciate human more, not merely as chess pieces.
Can't wait to read book 3 and see how He grovel...more
" We are going on a cross country search old man."
I'm really enjoying this series & particularly love the almost scientific manner magic is treated within this universe.

A fantastic read.
Great 2nd part to this series. Aubrey is a magician student who has a problem with a failed magical experiment that has almost severed his life force. He goes to France on a quest for his king, the prime minister, his grandmother and others and along the way, finds out how to save his soul. He has many adventures with his best friend George, and his hoped to be girlfriend, Caroline. Of course, good prevails over evil but Aubrey lucks out with Caroline. Sets it up nicely for the next part.
Oct 25, 2008 Tara rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: who likes busy stories
Recommended to Tara by: no one
I loved this sequal.

It definately did not disappoint me, and it did the first book justice by far.

The characters go to Gallia (France) And are faced with so many exciting challeges that i wont bother to go thorugh them.
It's a very full on book, and probably my favourite out of the two.

Keep it up. :)
I enjoyed this book so much that I couldn't wait for bedtime so I could read it. Then I kept wanting to read way past my bedtime. Now I've started #3.
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Love this series.
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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...more
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“This first part may be a little rough.' He waved a hand and did his best to appear as if he'd had enormous experience with levitating buildings.” 5 likes
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