A real edge-of-your-seat romp that travels with lightning speed.

Book Trust

Twins Arthur and Maudie receive word in Lontown that their famous explorer father died in a failed attempt to reach South Polaris. Not only that, but he has been accused of trying to steal fuel from his competitors before he died!

The twins don’t believe the news, and they answer an ad to help crew a new exploration attempt in the hope of learning the truth and salvaging their family’s reputation.
As the winged ship Aurora sets sail, the twins must keep their wits about them and prove themselves worthy of the rest of the crew. But will Arthur and Maudie find the answers they seek?


I was lucky

I was lucky enough to meet Vashti in person!

Oliver, West Sussex

The best book!

It was definitely the best book I have ever read.

Isabella, London

A long time

I really loved this book and will remember the story for a very long time.

Henry, Berkshire

A brilliant story

This is a brilliant story about twins who set off to find the truth about their father and learn more about themselves on the the way.

Toby, West Sussex

It hooks you

I absolutely loved this book as it hooks you from the first page.

Emma, Surrey

Problem solving

This adventure book has tension and element of problem solving.

Darcey, Surrey

Never give up

If there is one thing I have learned from this book, it is to never give up.  There is always a way around things.

Sophie-Maria, Surrey

Ups and downs

I liked this book because it was full of surprises, and ups and downs.

Temitape, Surrey

Never give up

I liked that you should never give up and always try till you find the truth.

Emmelien, Kent

Mystery and adventure

This book would appeal to people who enjoy mystery and adventure stories.

Rosie, Berkshire

Curiosity pays off

This book shows that resilience, risk-taking, creativity and curiosity pays off when you are solving problems.

Sophie, Berkshire

Get ready to be transported to another world!

This is my favourite book because of all the daring adventures and the variety of different characters.  Get ready to be transported to another world!

Amelia, West Sussex

Tingling toes!

I really liked Felicity and her tingling toes!  I think this would make a really good film.

Tilly, West Sussex

A death-defying journey

An amazing, gripping book about two kids who embark on a death-defying journey to take back their family's honour.

Alex, Surrey

Fast-paced and compelling

If you like action-packed adventures, this is the book for you!

Lucy, Surrey


This phenomenal book put me on the edge of my seat as I gasped throughout the fantastic adventure.

Chloe, Surrey


I knew this story would be hair-raising from page one.

Marie, Surrey

About The Author

Vashti Hardy

Vashti Hardy lives in Sussex with her husband and three teens. She was previously a primary school teacher, and has a special interest in children’s writing, especially free-writing. Vashti also works within digital marketing and is an alumni member and writing buddy of The Golden Egg Academy.