Publication Date: 30/09/2021 ISBN: 9780008394158 Category:

Fireborn: Twelve and the Frozen Forest

Aisling Fowler

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: 30/09/2021 ISBN: 9780008394158 Category:




Set in the snowy northern forests of an imagined prehistoric world, Fireborn is the middle-grade debut of the decade. At turns exciting, funny and heart wrenchingly sad, it marks the introduction of an unstoppable new voice in children’s storytelling.

Twelve has spoken the Pledge and now she is a Huntling. She has given up her name to train in the art of fighting monsters and keeping the peace, and she won’t get to choose a new one until she has earned it.

But when the Lodge’s walls are breached for the first time, and a little girl is taken, Twelve is the only one interested in going after a child . . .

Teaming up with Dog, the Stone Guardian of the Lodge, Twelve ends up on an epic adventure that will change her life, her name – and her entire world.

Publisher Review

‘In a word: phenomenal. FIREBORN is vivid, daring, and epic in every sense. It’s impossible to read this book and not hold your breath’ Carlie Sarosiak, author of I, Cosmo

‘This stormingly good fantasy debut balances thrilling high stakes and nightmarish monsters with humour, friendship and an unforgettable heroine’ The Bookseller, Highlights of the Season

‘Epic, sweeping and full of heart – FIREBORN is truly something special. I can’t wait for the next book in the series!’ Hannah Gold, author of The Last Bear

‘FIREBORN is a fantastic debut, deftly told with skill and originality. A richly-imagined story, bursting with thrilling magic, terrifying monsters and an epic adventure that leaves you wanting more’ Catherine Doyle, author of The Storm Keeper’s Island

‘This is monster-hunting at its finest, from a superb new voice in children’s fiction’ Aisha Bushby, author of A Pocketful of Stars

‘This book should come with a CANNOT BE PUT DOWN warning. Children are going to fall in love with this heart-stopping adventure, and I was with Twelve and Dog every thrilling step of the way’ Jenny McLachlan, author of The Land of Roar

‘A thrilling adventure with a ferocious heroine and spine-tingling monsters. It had me reading late into the night’ Francesca Gibbons, author of A Clock of Stars

‘Astounding. An incredibly accomplished fantasy that’s not afraid of the dark side’ Nicola Skinner, author of Starboard

‘An utterly compelling and wildly imaginative adventure! I loved it!’ Tamzin Merchant, author of The Hatmakers

‘FIREBORN swept me away to a rich, vibrant world filled with bold characters and enthralling monsters. A fantastic debut’ Joseph Elliott, author of The Good Hawk

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