A triumph . . .

The magic is mesmerising, the humour masterful and the adventure magnificent.’ – A. F. Steadman, bestselling author of Skandar and the Unicorn Thief’Full of fabulous characters, fantastic humour and breakneck thrills.’ – Jonathan Stroud, bestselling author of Lockwood & Co.

The second thrilling Arkspire adventure from the bestselling author of Frostheart. Glorious, powerful, magic; a city of twists, turns and tricksters; extraordinary secrets which only one girl can uncover . .

. welcome to the world of Arkspire. In the magical city of Arkspire, Juniper Bell’s Order of Misfits have one mission – to take down the five powerful (not to mention evil) Arcanists who control everything.

Juni’s already survived one deadly Arcanist trial, and with mysterious shadow creature Cinder at her side, the rest will be easy. You just have to think positively about these things. But the Arcanists might have more tricks up their sleeve than Juni had anticipated.

And Cinder’s power is growing, along with his insatiable thirst for revenge. Has Juni bitten off more than she can chew this time?A thrilling adventure and astonishingly illustrated new fantasy series, from the bestselling author of Frostheart. Praise for the Frostheart series:’Wild, funny, lavishly illustrated and filled with excitement’ – The Guardian’A rip-roaring action adventure, full of humour, heart and unforgettable characters’ – The Bookseller ‘Littler is an expert at pushing reluctant readers from one chapter to the next’ – The Times