Fireborn by Aisling Fowler - Teaching Resources

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.


‘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

‘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

‘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

View the epic book trailer here.

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