Thrown out of her children's home, all orphan Sparrow has is a single clue to her real family. Sparrow travels to Stollenbach where she is taken in by Gloriana, a strange and colourful street girl. She thinks she has found a home in the 'nest' - a hideout for homeless girls. There she is taught to make matches and stay quiet - but all is not as it seems. As Sparrow uncovers a web of strange and suspicious secrets she finds herself at the heart of an undercover smuggling trade - with a price on her head!
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 spitfires: 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 13th horse.
On Copper's 10th birthday, her aunt sends her to the Marble Mountains to unknown family. In a bleak landscape she finds herself battling against strange forces trying to destroy her. She must find out what really happened to her parents.
Amy jumps at the chance to leave her gloomy aunt and uncle and go to the mountains. But once there, she finds that she must to go to stay with the alien clan, the Wood People, and betray them. Worse still, when she meets the Woods she likes them, and her traitorous position there makes her more and more uncomfortable. Then a mysterious stranger turns up at the house, and kidnaps their beloved wolf cub. Amy is soon engaged in a chase through the winter landscape to a final showdown...
In The Practical Princess, Molly has always dreamed of being a princess, wearing gorgeous clothes and having a Princely husband. So when the Royal Palace holds a competition to find a perfect princess, Molly enters it... but can she pass the princess tests? The hero of The Toad Prince is Trevor, a warty brown toad who wants to marry a princess. Can Pong the dog persuade evil Wizard Wazp to turn the toad into a prince?