The Fire Star
The fire star (A Maven & Reeve Mystery)
Step inside the castle. The mystery awaits . . .
A maid with a plan.
A squire with a secret.
A missing jewel.
A kingdom in turmoil.
Maven and Reeve have three days to solve the mystery of the Fire Star.
This could be a complete disaster . . . or the beginning of a great friendship.
Bestselling author A. L. Tait is back with the intriguing story of two unlikely allies and a mystery to solve that could change their lives.
‘I was up past midnight finishing this book! The mystery kept me turning the pages, and I felt like I’d known Maven and Reeve forever.’ – Amie Kaufman, New York Times bestselling author of Ice Wolves
What reviewers are saying about
THE FIRE STAR
“While I will admit that it took me a while to get used to the jumps between first- and third-person perspective as the story switched between Maven’s and Reeve’s point of view, once I did, this book didn’t leave my hands.
“I’m looking forward to selling The Fire Star—this middle-grade novel is great for existing fans of A L Tait, as well as lovers of historical fiction and adventure aged nine and up.” Dani Solomon, Books + Publishing
“I think Maven was my favourite character because of her wit, however, I really enjoyed the interaction and friendship of Maven and Reeve together. They were such a good team and the ups and downs of their disastrous predicaments were always a good laugh! … I’ll definitely be recommending this book to younger readers and I think it would be a great family read-along.”
The Bookish Kirra
“The Fire Star is an action-packed Medieval mystery for readers aged 10-14- a great Middle Grade read.
What I love is that the narrative is told from both the points of view of a young maid and a young squire- so it’s a great read for all young readers.
This is also a top choice for literature circles and class focus. .” – Paul Macdonald, The Children’s Bookshop
“This story is exciting and full of adventure and there is a wonderful cast of supporting characters, however it is the interaction between Maven and Reeve that is truly enjoyable. It is hard to put this book down, as the mystery slowly unravels and they uncover secrets, lies, blackmail, theft, murder, espionage and a noble wedding to top it all off.
This is an excellent medieval tale, and I hope there will be more adventures for these two wonderful characters.
Perfect for all readers in Year 7 and up.”
Michelle, Lamont Books
“If you love a good mystery set in a castle with knights and horses, you will love this new story from A L Tait …
“This book doesn’t talk down to the reader, but leads them through a time in history and a language that may not be a familiar, but will nonetheless draw them in. All threads are pulled together at the end to give a satisfying conclusion. A great read.”