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Moment of Truth (The Laws of Magic #5)

4.23 of 5 stars 4.23  ·  rating details  ·  246 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Aubrey has a difficult choice to make to save his friendswhen Albion erupts into war—and it could cost him his life

The war that has been looming for so long finally erupts, sending Albion and the continent into chaos. Aubrey, George, and Caroline are brought into a top-secret espionage unit and sent on a mission to investigate a mysterious magical facility on the Gallia–
Paperback, 432 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Random House Australia (first published August 2nd 2010)
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The long-dreaded war with Holmland has erupted, leaving the normally opportunistic Aubrey in a bit of a bind. With no clear objective, he decides to enlist---and promptly enters a world far different than any he ever imagined. Secrecy, plots, spies, and games have gone to a whole new level, and this time it's deadly serious right from the start.

When his nominally dangerous mission becomes critically unstable, though, Aubrey goes back to what he knows best: taking care of things himself. With the
When war is declared, Aubrey, George and Caroline enlist in the Special Services, determined to do everything they can to restore peace. Aubrey and his espionage unit are sent into Gallia, near the border of Holmland, and told to monitor (from a distance) the magical outpourings from the town of Stalsfrieden. But when war comes to them in full force, the unit makes the decision to travel into Holmland and explore the town for themselves. What they discover in Stalsfrieden is a terrifying blend o ...more
Kathryn Wilson
Aubrey Fitzwilliam is getting something of a rude awakening when it comes to adulthood - he's going to war. It's happened - Albion has finally had to declare war on Holmland. Aubrey is thrown into work as a special operative at the Security Intelligence Directorate, where his magical skills are in demand.

It's not long before Aubrey and friends find themselves at the Gallian front, undertaking some serious work and seeing the impact of Dr Mordecai Tremaine's work on the Holmlander enemy forces.

May 24, 2015 Kate rated it 5 of 5 stars
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I loved this book beyond words... Aubrey, Caroline and George take us off on another rollicking adventure into the midst of War. As usual Michael Pryor has managed to capture the heart of adventure and finely tune it to create the ‘Moment of Truth’, as once I started reading it I could not put it down. The twists, turns and plot developments constantly kept me on my toes as Aubrey and his friends faced the challenges and expectation of wartime.

I shall not spoil this amazing book for anyone else,
Yvonne Boag
Albion is at war so of course the first thing Aubrey and George do is enlist. They are sent as spies to Gallia and are to remain undercover and prepare the way for a secondary, more experienced team. Naturally nothing goes as planned and Aubrey discovers that the Holmlanders are building a weapon so powerful it will be catastrophic to Albion. Aubrey of course can not simply hide and hope for the best but can he stop or at least delay without getting caught.

This is a great young adult series that
Follows nicely from the previous books in the series. Characterization is consistant as the characters behave similarly as they do the earlier books. This is good but it sometimes allows for accurate predictions of behaviour in various circumstances. Enjoyed the series.
Hon Kar Yee
Lots of progress on the romance bit ;)

Interesting turn of events ...
bring on 'hour of need'. How long do I have to wait???
Sharon Armstrong
Only disappointing thing was the change of cover art.
Incredibly fine writing by a master storyteller.
The best one so far!
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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