Fireborn: Twelve and the Frozen Forest, by Aisling Fowler ( Sept 2022 Paperback)
Set in the snowy northern forests of a prehistoric world, Fireborn is the middle-grade debut of the decade.
By turns exciting, funny and heart wrenchingly sad, it marks the introduction of an unstoppable new voice in children's storytelling. A FIERCE HEROINE RISES 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 she won't choose a new one until she has earned it.
But when her friend is taken, Twelve sets off on a dangerous journey to rescue her. Teaming up with Dog, the stone Guardian of the Hunting Lodge, Twelve ends up on an epic adventure that will change her life, her name - and her entire world. The second book in the FIREBORN series, Phoenix and the Frost Palace, is available from October 2023 in paperback.