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?


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.