Fireborn: Twelve and the Frozen Forest

Fireborn: Twelve and the Frozen Forest

4.15 (1,272 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.15 (1,272 ratings by Goodreads)

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'This debut gets off to a scorching start. Gripping and immersive' New Statesman, Best Children's Books for Christmas 2021

'This remarkable debut pulsates with energy and drama' Daily Mail Best Children's Books of the Year

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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 159 x 240 x 40mm | 640g
  • HarperCollins
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0008394156
  • 9780008394158
  • 827,333

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'FIREBORN is a thrillingly assured debut that grips from the get-go. Featuring a fiercely charismatic heroine and a cast of extraordinary companions, it transports the reader to a fascinating landscape of ice and peril. Aisling Fowler conjures up the perfect balance of high adventure, breathless action and eerie wonder, mixing it all with scenes of genuine emotional power. Elegantly structured, endlessly exciting, FIREBORN is the perfect introduction to a rich and magical new world' Jonathan Stroud, author of the Bartimaeus Series, Lockwood And Co and The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne

'A monster-filled adventure set in a wildly imaginative frozen world, with axe-wielding action scenes that'll make your heart race! I couldn't put it down' A.F. Steadman, author of Skandar and the Unicorn Thief

'FIREBORN is the best kind of children's fantasy story, thrilling and imaginative while packing an emotional punch. It's sure to have young readers clamouring for more!' B.B. Alston, author of Amari and the Night Brothers

'I absolutely loved FIREBORN. Such a cinematic journey in both the literal and emotional sense! Right away it had the feeling of something that's going to be huge, and the world Aisling has created is so rich and engaging. I cannot wait to read what happens next' LD Lapinski, author of The Strangeworlds Travel Agency

'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
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About Aisling Fowler

Aisling Fowler wishes that she had grown up in a magical, mountainous kingdom, but was actually raised in Surrey on a diet of books and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. After earning a BSc in Biology and working as a support worker and then a nurse, the idea for Fireborn came to her as she moved back and forth between London and the US.

Now based in Hackney, when she is not reading or writing, Aisling loves cooking and plotting adventures (for herself as well as her fictional characters).
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Rating details

4.15 out of 5 stars
- 1,272 ratings
5 39% (494)
4 41% (522)
3 17% (217)
2 2% (26)
1 1% (13)
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