Children's, New & Recommended, Age 9-12
Paperback Published on: 01/07/2021
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Another Brilliant Vashti Novel!
Vashti Hardy has done it again!! What a wonderful book this one is, with so many important themes and messages about nature and technology, as well as our... READ MORE
Gavin Hetherington


A rip-roaring, island-hopping adventure - and unforgettable ecological fable - from the award-winning author of Wildspark and Brightstorm. Ironhold is an orderly place where "industry brings prosperity", and where nature is pushed aside for progress. But when Orin Crowfall, a lowly servant boy, learns that the island itself is in grave danger, that knowledge makes him a target of powerful forces. He narrowly escapes on a small boat, but then faces a fight for survival with his robot friend, Cody, in the stormy ocean, pursued by a terrifying sea monster. Can they make it to safety, somewhere beyond the horizon? And will Orin find a way back to save his family before everything is destroyed? To succeed, Orin will need to dig deep for courage, trust in new friends, and, ultimately, have faith in himself. This is fantasy adventure at its finest: riotous adventure, memorable characters, incredible world building, and a powerful, thought-provoking message about ecological balance.

  • Publisher: Scholastic
  • ISBN: 9781407197272
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 240g
  • Dimensions: 199 x 138 x 21 mm

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Love all her books
Thank you to the publishers for this early review copy. We love Vashti's books so this landed on the very top of my to be read towers yesterday! Great stor... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
A thrilling adventure with eco-heart and intrigue!
Another brilliantly written adventure from the Queen of world building, Vashti Hardy. Orin Crowfall loves with his parents, grandad and 'pet' robot/friend... READ MORE
Emma Bennett
A thrilling, irresistible corker of an eco-adventure
Oh yes! Vashti Hardy has done it again! Crowfall is a thrilling, irresistible corker of an adventure that utterly absorbed me from start to finish. I’m... READ MORE
Another top-class book from Vashti Hardy!
'Crowfall' is excellent. If you enjoyed 'Brightstorm' and 'Wildspark' (winner of the Blue Peter Best Story 2020) then you're in for another treat. With lot... READ MORE
Chris Soul UK
With every Vashti Hardy book I read, it stays clear why she’s become a favorite author. This was amazing! Ironhold is an orderly place where "industry brin... READ MORE
Belle’s Middle Grade
Adventure, sustainability, connection
Once again another amazing land created by Vashti Hardy. I don't know how she creates these worlds - but each time it feels so real and you become so imme... READ MORE
Kirsten Barrett
Eco adventure with heart
Vashti Hardy has done it again! If you have enjoyed any of Vashti’s previous books you will love this. Yet again, Vashti Hardy has created fantastical ... READ MORE
Phil Tite