Fireborn: Twelve and the Frozen Forest by Aisling Fowler – Our Review
A superbly fast-paced epic adventure, Twelve has given up her name and identity to train in hand to hand combat in the snow-bound Hunters Lodge with the fiercely competitive recruits from six other forest clans. No one befriends her except for another student- Seven, a timid red-headed girl, who is as tiny as she is uncoordinated.
When the Lodges walls are breached by goblins and Seven is taken, none of the other Weapon Masters seem interested in mounting a search in the treacherous northern forests which hide many creatures – including grimly enchanted trees and death-spinner spiders. Seven is after all, the most expendable to the new recruits.
Together with Hunting Lodge’s giant stone guardian ‘Dog’, Twelve grabs her axes and steals away into the night to find her. However Twelve is not the only student who cares for the young girl, and soon to her dismay, two other annoying recruits join her.
Reminiscent of a young Lord or the Rings, Twelve’s quest to find the hapless Seven, the only friend who has never judged her, leads her on an action-packed journey of self-discovery.
A fantastic read for ages 8-12 years.
Review by Nicole @ Great Escape Books