Orphan of the Flames
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Orphan of the Flames

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The team of code-crackers face a new code that has never been solved. Brodie, Hunter and Tusia are back at Station X, the secret code-cracking station at Bletchley Park. And they are still wrestling with the great unanswered question: what secret lies behind the ancient, coded Voynich Manuscript? Their first adventure left them with a musical box that plays a tune by the composer, Elgar. Elgar loved codes. At once they are off on a new search which takes them to the stories behind Elgar's famous music and a coded letter he wrote to a young friend, Dorabella. The 'Dorabella Cipher' has never, ever been solved. Now our team of code-breakers are on a twisting trail via medieval book burnings in Florence, a mysterious boy known as the Orphan of the Flames, and a one-time famous prisoner in London's Newgate Prison who wrote about King Arthur. Where is it all leading? And will they survive, when hot on their trail is a secret organisation that has always thwarted the search for Truth and is prepared to kill to stop them ...The second story in this highly original puzzle-solving series - a Da Vinci Code for kids. The reader races along with the Secret Breakers team to break the code ...Enter the world of the Secret Breakers at http://hldennis. com/ Teachers' resources and full reading guide available here: http://hldennis.com/docs/HDreadingguide.pdfshow more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 24mm | 281.23g
  • Hachette Children's Group
  • Hodder Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0340999624
  • 9780340999622
  • 71,238

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A beautifully drawn together story. parentsintouch.co.uk Dennis mixes complex code breaking theories with humour and excitement to produce this action packed adventure School Librarian Dennis mixes complex code breaking theories with humour and excitement to produce this action packed adventure. School Librarianshow more

About H. L. Dennis

Helen Dennis was born in Brighton and loves living near the sea. She was a teacher for twenty years, and now writes full time - but enjoys making school visits, where she runs code-cracking and creative writing sessions.show more

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Dennis mixes complex code breaking theories with humour and excitement to produce this action packed adventure School Librarianshow more