Fireborn - Fireborn: Starling and the Cavern of Light (Fireborn, Book 3)

By Aisling Fowler, Illustrated by Sophie Medvedeva

The final action-packed FIREBORN adventure

‘The best kind of children’s fantasy story: thrilling and imaginative’ B. B. Alston

‘The perfect balance of high adventure, breathless action and eerie wonder’ Jonathan Stroud


The Master stepped closer and the pressure around Phoenix grew vicelike. Despair raged through her. How had she thought she could save everyone, when she couldn’t even save herself?

Following the shocking battle at Icegaard, Phoenix and her friends gather with the Hunters, desperate to unite the warring clans before their enemy, the Master, attacks Ember.

The Cavern of Light may offer hope in the form of a legendary weapon, but it lies deep in goblin territory, in the terrifying dark zone of the underground caves. The friends must brave the unknown, facing new and deadly creatures in search of a way to save their world.

As an epic final showdown draws near, Phoenix struggles to protect her friends, determined not to lose anyone else she loves. But the Master is crueller and more powerful than she ever imagined and as Phoenix’s past and present collide, unthinkable sacrifices will have to be made to defeat him.

Format: ebook
Ageband: 8 to 12
Release Date: 28 Mar 2024
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-839425-7
Aisling Fowler wishes that she had grown up in a magical, mountainous kingdom, but was actually raised in Surrey on a diet of books and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. After earning a BSc in Biology and working as a support worker and then a nurse, the idea for Fireborn came to her as she moved back and forth between London and the US.Now based in Hackney, when she is not reading or writing, Aisling loves cooking and plotting adventures (for herself as well as her fictional characters).

Praise for the series: -

'Frightening new monsters and mighty challenges aplenty await Twelve, as the glorious, big-hearted Fireborn-saga from the former Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month author continues' Waterstones, Books You Need to Read in 2023 -

”'This sequel blazes even brighter than Fowler’s debut. The Fireborn trilogy is sure to be one of those rare fantasy series that captures hearts and imaginations for years to come” - A. F. Steadman, author of Skandar and the Unicorn Thief

'No one writes fantasy like Fowler. What a stunning, heart-pounding, epic second instalment of the series. I was biting my nails the whole way!' Carlie Sorosiak -

”'The perfect balance of high adventure, breathless action and eerie wonder” - Jonathan Stroud, author of the Bartimaeus Series

'Brilliant, epic, exhilarating! A sequel that is even better than its predecessor - I absolutely loved it' Hannah Gold -

”'Breathtakingly imaginative - I felt like I was right there, fighting fearsome monsters!” - Natasha Hastings

”'FIREBORN is the best kind of children’s fantasy story, thrilling and imaginative while packing an emotional punch” - B. B. Alston, author of Amari and the Night Brothers

”'I absolutely loved FIREBORN. Such a cinematic journey in both the literal and emotional sense! I cannot wait to read what happens next” - L. D. Lapinski, author of The Strangeworlds Travel Agency

”'Atmospheric, fast-paced” - Guardian

”'FIREBORN is a fantastic debut, deftly told with skill and originality. A richly-imagined story, bursting with thrilling magic, terrifying monsters and an epic adventure that leaves you wanting more” - Catherine Doyle, author of The Storm Keeper’s Island