In this spirited third Brightstorm adventure, the twins journey north to protect the legendary earth-bear and to discover their family’s hidden history.
Arthur and Maudie Brightstorm are back home in Lontown and finally settling in after their exhilarating—and secret—adventures in Erythea. Maudie’s sky-ak invention is a hit, and Harriet has just announced that she will share her sky-ship’s hydroelectric technology.
But tensions are brewing. Pitch is becoming more and more difficult to mine, and the existence of super-sapient creatures on other continents threatens how the Explorers see themselves in the natural order of the world. When Arthur and Maudie begin hearing a strange song summoning them north—a song only they can hear—they know there’s an adventure waiting for them that may change the lives of everyone in the Wide. As the crew of the Aurora prepares for their trip, they’re joined by new members and old friends. But they’re not the only sky-ship journeying northward to uncover the region’s secrets. . . .
Return to Vashti Hardy’s “marvelously imagined” world (Publisher's Weekly) in this sweeping and propulsive new addition to the Brightstorm series.
About the Author
Vashti Hardy is a children’s book author who lives near Lancashire, England, with her husband and three teens. She has an honors teaching degree and an MA in creative writing from the University of Chichester.