- Fantasy Worlds - awesome adventures of magic and mystery
- Action Adventures - chills, thrills and plenty of spills
- Facts & Information - lists, stats and plenty of facts
This is a story about an eagle huntress, an inventor and an organ made of icicles. But it is also a story about belonging, even at the very edges of our world . . .
I read this in a day as I just couldn't put it down! I love this book and will be encouraging lots of my year 6s to read it this year! Initially, the book had the cadence of a creation myth but then once we are introduced to the characters it just switches it around to a full on heart-in-mouth quest/adventure. Each of the characters is beautifully described and multi-faceted; I particularly liked the way the characters develop from lacking confidence in their abilities and understanding who they really are, to powerful warriors - a great teaching moment for primary children! Although I invested in all the characters, I particularly loved Flint as he was so reluctant to help Eska but did it anyway and of course his amazing relationship with his sister, Blu, who has a disability, is truly touching. Warning: don't read the acknowledgement if your are feeling even slightly emotional as I was a wreck after reading it. I will definitely be reading more books by Abi Elphinstone!