The Subterranean Stratagem (The Extraordinaires, #2)

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  • Paperback
  • 368 pages
  • The Subterranean Stratagem (The Extraordinaires, #2)
  • Michael Pryor
  • English
  • 09 March 2017
  • 1742758193

About the Author: Michael Pryor

Michael Pryor s bioI 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 Michael Pryor s bioI 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 salesperson, an Internet consultant, a Multimedia Developer, a Publisher, in a scrap metal yard and as a secondary school teacher Whew.I ve taught English, Literature, Drama, Legal Studies and Computer Studies.Over forty of my short stories have appeared in Australia and overseas in publications such as Overland and the New South Wales School Magazine My writing moves from literary fiction to genre Science Fiction to slapstick humour, depending on my mood.I ve been shortlisted six times for the Aurealis Award for Speculative Fiction, and has also been nominated for a Ditmar award My short stories have twice been featured in Gardner Dozois Highly Recommended lists in The Year s Best Science Fiction and The Year s Best Fantasy Five of my books have been CBC Notable Books, I ve been longlisted for a Golden Inky and I ve been shortlisted for the WAYBRA Award I ve also twice won the Best and Fairest Award at West Brunswick Amateur Football Club.My reviews tend toward the three word style of the trenchant critic, N Molesworth


The Subterranean Stratagem (The Extraordinaires, #2) 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

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10 thoughts on “The Subterranean Stratagem (The Extraordinaires, #2)

  1. Nansi Kunze says:

    I realised, after reading The Subterranean Stratagem, that one could argue the necessity of reviewing a Michael Pryor book after all, it s always going to be quality stuff But it s come to my attention prepare yourselves that there are people in the world who haven t read his books yet Shocking, I know.Now, if you are one of those people, may I say in all seriousness that The Extraordinaires series would be an excellent place to begin Book 1, The Extinction Gambit, is a highly engagin I realised, after reading The Subterranean Stratagem, that one could argue the necessity of reviewing a Michael Pryor book after all, it s always going to be quality stuff But it s come to my attention prepare yourselves that there are people in the world who haven t read his books yet Shocking, I know.Now, if you are one of those people, may I say in all seriousness that The Extraordinaires series would be an excellent place to begin Book 1, The Extinction Gambit, is a highly engaging read, and I found The Subterranean Stratagem evenfascinating Pryor s signature mix of steampunk, historical detail, romantic tension and rollicking adventure continues to set off the relationship between Kingsley and Evadne brilliantly, and the character development in this second story draws the reader in evendeeply than in the first volume One of my favourite aspects of the book was Pryor s use of humour Here s a sampleThe walls above the panelling sported a collection of large paintings, mostly of curly wigged noblemen posing with swords and horses and some extremely fine sneers They gazed directly out from the frame, promising a damn good smothering if their wigs ever broke loose and went on a rampage p 88 Along with the previous book in the series, I highly recommend this one not only to fans of Pryor s other works, but also to anyone wondering what steampunk is all about

  2. Fantasy Literature says:

    I have to confess, Michael Pryor s second installment of THE EXTRAORDINAIRES series, The Subterranean Stratagem, did not quite charm or engage me as much as its predecessor, The Extinction Gambit, did or Pryor s earlier THE LAWS OF MAGIC series As this is the first of Pryor s books not to do so, I m going to consider this a minor blip and assume book three will regain his usual form.The Subterranean Stratagem picks up a few months after the end of The Extinction Gambit, with Kingsley and Evad I have to confess, Michael Pryor s second installment of THE EXTRAORDINAIRES series, The Subterranean Stratagem, did not quite charm or engage me as much as its predecessor, The Extinction Gambit, did or Pryor s earlier THE LAWS OF MAGIC series As this is the first of Pryor s books not to do so, I m going to consider this a minor blip and assume book three will regain his usual form.The Subterranean Stratagem picks up a few months after the end of The Extinction Gambit, with Kingsley and Evadne s new act strugglingthan a little, due mostly to Kingsley s personal struggle in trying to keep his wild side in check, something he has been havinganddifficulty with Their personal relationship is just as stalled as the professional one, stuck somewhat awkwardly between professional a Read More

  3. Katharine (Ventureadlaxre) says:

    Katharine is a judge for the Aurealis Awards This review 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.

  4. Elspeth LaMorte says:

    Brilliant, as per usual from Michael Pryor.

  5. Kathryn says:

    Absolutely brilliant It was a joy to read and such fun, classic Pryor wit and twisting plots So good it was dare I say better than the last and that s pretty high praise, indeed.

  6. Bethwyn (Butterfly Elephant Books) says:

    Aurealis Awards 2013 nomination.

  7. Michael says:

    I love his style of writing and his characters are so interesting I hope that is not the end if their adventures.