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The Spin

by Rebecca Lisle

The Spin Synopsis

An orphan boy's triumph over adversity, with help from a fire-breathing, winged horse Stormy is an orphan and a kitchen skivvy. He tends the compost, he scrubs the floors, and watches feasts make their way up the mountain as he survives on bread and water. A skivvy is all that Stormy can hope to be. But Stormy has a secret. He wants to be a sky-rider, to soar amongst the clouds on spitfyres: flying horses that spit fire and smoke, and answer only to their riders. A chance meeting with an escaped convict turns Stormy's life upside down. Sent up to the Academy he uncovers a web of lies, deceits and neglect, at the centre of which lies the mysterious thirteenth horse. Can Stormy save Thirteen, defeat the dark forces at work within the Academy and prove himself worthy as a sky-rider?

The Spin Press Reviews

A magical and action packed adventure in a cleverly created other world packed full of delightful characters. -- Julia Eccleshare * Lovereading4kids *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781471400230
Publication date: 1st January 2013
Author: Rebecca Lisle
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 368 pages
Categories: Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage), Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage),

About Rebecca Lisle

Rebecca Lisle was born in Leeds to two artists. Having studied Botany at Newcastle University she then completed a PGCE at Oxford. Rebecca lived in France, Manhattan, and England before becoming a 'proper' writer. Awarded a distinction for her MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa, Rebecca is now married with three almost grown-up sons, who are the inspiration for many stories. When she is not writing Rebecca paints peculiar pictures of dogs. Find out more about Rebecca at www.rebeccalisle.co.uk

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