Featured Videos - S.W.A.G 2017-04-30T07:06:37Z http://steampunkwriters.ning.com/video/video/rss?xn_auth=no&featured=1 The Hunchback Assignments - Book Trailer tag:steampunkwriters.ning.com,2011-06-23:6331417:Video:18835 2011-06-23T06:12:00.009Z Lia Keyes http://steampunkwriters.ning.com/profile/liakeyes <a href="http://steampunkwriters.ning.com/video/the-hunchback-assignments"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/U3aHe*JFZ6NVkYdOlIWsfyggF4UbbdCVdNp-OzGhyz0OEUDw7h13ZIbL88SHNGeX6UQeIgmOl4zff*0zSHJZBf6mOaWlNmA8/676812152.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>A gripping new series combines Steampunk, spying, and a fantastic Victorian London.<br></br> <br></br> The mysterious Mr. Socrates rescues Modo, a child in a traveling freak show. Modo is a hunchback with an amazing ability to transform his appearance, and Mr. Socrates raises him in isolation as an agent for the Permanent Association, a spy agency behind Brittania’s efforts to rule the… <a href="http://steampunkwriters.ning.com/video/the-hunchback-assignments"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/U3aHe*JFZ6NVkYdOlIWsfyggF4UbbdCVdNp-OzGhyz0OEUDw7h13ZIbL88SHNGeX6UQeIgmOl4zff*0zSHJZBf6mOaWlNmA8/676812152.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />A gripping new series combines Steampunk, spying, and a fantastic Victorian London.<br /> <br /> The mysterious Mr. Socrates rescues Modo, a child in a traveling freak show. Modo is a hunchback with an amazing ability to transform his appearance, and Mr. Socrates raises him in isolation as an agent for the Permanent Association, a spy agency behind Brittania’s efforts to rule the empire. At 14, Modo is left on the streets of London to fend for himself. When he encounters Octavia Milkweed, another Association agent, the two uncover a plot by the Clockword Guild behind the murders of important men. Furthermore, a mad scientist is turning orphan children into automatons to further the goals of the Guild. Modo and Octavia journey deep into the tunnels under London and discover a terrifying plot against the British government. It’s up to them to save their country.<br /> <br /> Product Details<br /> <br /> Reading level: Young Adult<br /> Hardcover: 288 pages<br /> Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books (September 22, 2009)<br /> Language: English<br /> ISBN-10: 038573784X<br /> ASIN: B004KAB4WE The Greyfriar (Vampire Empire Book 1) Trailer tag:steampunkwriters.ning.com,2011-06-23:6331417:Video:18838 2011-06-23T06:20:28.113Z Lia Keyes http://steampunkwriters.ning.com/profile/liakeyes <a href="http://steampunkwriters.ning.com/video/the-greyfriar-vampire-empire-1"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/552*qBKu6l46eeyQ9WLtZNvsT2blqnF7AY*l-ekvB27fpopofXte4xRWTlB8xU-s4zPIFfxLdJ-J3ztHUejRC0lOEtdzd*P7/932367272.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>n 1870, a plague of vampires swept over the northern regions of the world. Millions of humans were killed; millions more died of disease and famine. Human refugees fled south, where vampires could not tolerate the heat, to reestablish their shattered societies of steam and iron. It is now 2020 and a bloody reckoning is… <a href="http://steampunkwriters.ning.com/video/the-greyfriar-vampire-empire-1"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/552*qBKu6l46eeyQ9WLtZNvsT2blqnF7AY*l-ekvB27fpopofXte4xRWTlB8xU-s4zPIFfxLdJ-J3ztHUejRC0lOEtdzd*P7/932367272.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />n 1870, a plague of vampires swept over the northern regions of the world. Millions of humans were killed; millions more died of disease and famine. Human refugees fled south, where vampires could not tolerate the heat, to reestablish their shattered societies of steam and iron. It is now 2020 and a bloody reckoning is coming.