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"How little you know of your own father. He took something I cherished long ago and hid it away. You will help me find it."

The legendary Luck Uglies are the most deadly, dangerous band of men Ryley O'Chanter has ever met - and her father, Harmless, is their high chief. Having been in exile for ten years, the Luck Uglies are back in Village Drowning, but bringing them out of the shadows and back together was never going to be without its perils.

There is bad blood between Rye's father and a sinister masked man named Slinister Varlet. As Harmless and Slinister vie for control of their men, Rye finds herself caught up in their dangerous game. Throw in a vengeful son, a dark curse, and a collection of thieves and smugglers, and the stage is set for another pause-resisting adventure.

©2015 Paul Durham (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"The Luck Uglies has it all: a feisty heroine, monstrous creatures, and a brimful of humor, and horror, to keep the readers turning the pages." (Joseph Delaney, author of The Spook's Apprentice series)
"Everything I look for in a book." (Cai, age 11)
"Made me stay up too late reading because I was so gripped.... Impossible to put down! Overall a great read and would definitely recommend this book to anyone, it's that good!" (Joel, age 12)
"Amazing! If I hadn't had to sleep I would have read it in one go." (Bill, age 12)
"Excellent. Really fun to read." (Louis, age 12)

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