Kid’s Book Review: Firesong

Kid’s Book Review: Firesong

About the Book and Author

Following on from the fantastical adventures of the Brightstorm twins in Brightstorm and Wildspark Firesong is the exciting conclusion to this adventure-packed trilogy by Vashti Hardy with illustrations by George Ermos. This book is published by Scholastic. To find out more about the first two books in the series visit the author’s website.

Arthur, Maudie, and the rest of the Aurora crew are going on a mission to the Volcanic North, where years before their parents discovered the moth that is their family symbol.
But their scheming, ambitious aunt, Eudora Vane, is still dedicated to destroying the Brightstorm family name, and the further north the Aurora travels, the more long-buried secrets are revealed…

Vashti Hardy Author

Vashti Hardy is an award winning writer of children’s books spending her time between Lancashire and Sussex. She was a primary school teacher for several years, and has a special interest in children’s writing, especially free-writing and the use of journals and creating fantasy worlds. She has a first-class honours teaching degree with English specialism and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Chichester. After leaving teaching to focus more on her writing, she became a copywriter and digital marketing executive.


Book Review

It had so many great twists and turns to the story and an amazing plot

I loved this book! It had so many great twists and turns to the story and an amazing plot.

The storyline was set around two young explorers who journey to different parts of their world, The Wide.

Firesong is the conclusion to the Brightstorm series and the twins (Arthur and Maudie, the protagonists) choose to journey to the volcanic north. This is where their father discovered their family’s explorer tattoo, the Brightstorm Moth. That’s one creature, but what else is lurking there?

The story’s villain is Eudora Vane, but in the second book, Darkwhispers, she supposedly lost her memory, so she’s not a threat, right? Not everyone thinks so.
If you like adventure and mystery books you’ll enjoy this series.

I would recommend it to readers age 10+ because the vocabulary and the plot are quite complicated.



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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Charlotte
  • Age: 9 years
  • Likes: gymnastics, performing and books
  • Dislikes: anchovies and bossy people
  • Favourite Book: The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
  • Favourite Film: Descendants
  • Favourite Song: Believer by Imagine Dragons