We can’t believe how quickly time flies! We’re sad to say good bye to our previous adventures (Prince Charming and his Quest for a Wife, Spacejacked! and Ring of Fire were some of our most popular stories yet!) but luckily for all our eager readers, you haven’t got long to wait for our next batch of fabulous Fiction Express stories.
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Wolf War by Kathryn James (Difficulty ***)
When reports come in that a wolf has been spotted not far from his home, bored teenager Peter goes out late at night in search of it. Finally tracking it down, he realises this is a wolf like no other: it’s glowing! Teased by his friends, Peter starts to wonder if he dreamt the whole thing but further evidence he captures proves he is not wrong. There really is a wolf loose in the city… and someone else is hunting it. Where has the animal come from? And does its mysterious glow have anything to do with the secretive army base nearby?
Young Kard is a gifted artist and his intricate cave paintings are greatly admired by others in his Stone Age tribe. Life for these hunter-gatherers is peaceful until an enemy tribe drive all the deer away, leaving them with little food for the coming winter. Following the advice of his wise but eccentric grandmother, Kard sets out on a journey to find the cave of their ancestors, the Shadowcave, where only he can lift the curse she believes has been put on his tribe. What awaits Kard in the sacred Shadowcave and who will he meet along the way?
Samuel Squeaks’ Diary by Jan Burchett and Sara Vogler (Difficulty *)
In this gripping tale set in London in 1666, we follow the adventures of Mr Samuel Squeaks: a not-so-ordinary London mouse. He might look like your average rodent (and certainly has a soft spot for cheese). But, like Samuel Pepys, the owner of the house where he lives, he also enjoys keeping a diary with exciting details of his daily escapades. When a blazing fire breaks out not far from home, he and his cousin are thrown into the midst of a dangerous mission. Can Samuel escape the flickering flames, hungry cats and rescue all that is dear to him before it’s too late?
First chapters go live Friday 2nd June.