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Brightstorm: 1 (The Brightstorm Chronicles)

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It was equally exciting and sad. Arthur and Maudie have been my trusted companions and have grown into young adults by the end of Firesong, but I’ve loved delving into another aspect of the world. One of the thrilling thing about creating a fantasy world is that there are any number of possible stories to be told in any number of locations and points in time.

Twelve-year-old twins Maudie and Arthur’s world comes crashing in when their explorer dad is reported dead in his mission to get to South Polaris, and they race to restore the family name.A real edge-of-your-seat Victoriana romp. MEN WANTED for hazardous journey, small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness. Safe return doubtful, honour an recognition in case of success.’Arthur and Maudie are are children of a popular explorer, Brightstorm. Their father had gone on an journey to the South Polaris when his ship crashed, killing him and the crew. Orin Crowfall loves with his parents, grandad and 'pet' robot/friend Cody on Ironhold - an island of industry and strict rules. But one day, Orin makes a discovery that leads to his sudden departure to sea and the risk of facing The Creature that guards the waters and prevents Ironhold from outsiders. After a frightening battle with the elements and the mechanical sea monster, Orin and Cody finds themselves far from home and possibly in more danger than if they'd stayed on Ironhold.

Vashti Hardy is an award-winning United Kingdom writer of children’s books. She taught in primary school for some time and has much interest in children’s stories. She holds a first-class honor teaching degree in English and an MA in creative writing from the University of Chichester. The two end up answering an advertisement to assist a crew in new exploration, hoping to discover the truth. They escape slavery, join a ragtag crew of a Skyship captained by Harriet Culpepper, and start a journey to South Polaris to retrieve their father’s reputation and investigate what happened to their father during the expedition.

In addition to his death, he is blamed for having stolen fuel from another airship before his death and is accused of violating explorers’ laws, which led to losing everything under his name. Arthur and Maudie have nothing left and are sold and listed for servitude by a slave family. adventure Alternate History Celebration Posts Elements of Story Fantasy heist Historical Fiction Horror Humor mystery Non-Fiction Reading Realistic Fiction Science Fiction Self Publishing thriller Uncategorized Writing writing advice Writing Journey Genre Genre Reader Favorites

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