Bestselling author of TheMapmaker Chronicles and The Ateban Cipher A. L. Tait, is back, and lovers of both historical fiction and adventure will be thrilled! The dual girl and boy protagonists are wonderfully crafted to be positive role models for tween readers, appealing to all readers. Maven and Reeve defy the restricted lives set out for them to pursue their dreams and their freedom, and to fight for their voices to be heard. There are also themes of resilience, identity, secrets, adaptation and hostile environments. Plus, there’s a great mystery, not to mention a heap of intrigue and danger!
A secret mission. A missing cook. A hostile landscape. A mystery to unravel.
Maven and Reeve find themselves at the far-flung and gloomy Glawn Castle while Sir Garrick secretly searches for supporters of the rebellion. But when a cook goes missing and the Airl’s personal guard takes more than a passing interest in the disappearance, danger looms and the potential for discovery grows. Can Maven and Reeve solve the mystery . . . or will they be unmasked and sentenced for treason?