History, Mystery, Magic and Adventure
An orphaned girl’s quest for truth sparks a hunt for a legendary hoard of magical treasures.
Left on the doorstep of a children’s home as a baby, Tia’s only clues to her history are the strange items that were left with her: a luggage label with her name on, twelve silver coins marked with circles and crosses, and a silver pendant inscribed with a mysterious symbol.
Her search for answers suddenly ignites with the arrival of a sinister stranger and a move to a new home, where unravelling mysteries of the past is part of everyday life. However, it soon becomes apparent that the pursuit of truth turns up many more questions than answers as Tia finds herself on the trail of the Thirteen Treasures of Britain...
...and that is only the beginning of her quest.
Middle Grade novel series published by Emira Press and available to purchase through Amazon (RRP £6.99), or...
The Lost Child’s Quest is a joy of a mystery novel. Its thrills are threaded with the myths and annals of ancient Britain, and its young protagonist, Tia, is admirable not only for her budding bravery, but also for being such a compassionate heroine. In fact, Haddell’s entire novel thrums with kindness and empathy, and that’s a wonderful thing.
A thrilling tale of myth, magic and discovering your own identity...
...A wonderful, pacy read for anyone aged 9+
I can’t wait to read more from this new author about Tia’s adventures. She is a fantastic character, and the adventurous nature and pace of the novel along with the engaging and arresting style with which it is told are all major plus points
Full to the brim with legends, nature and magic, this story holds a powerful message of hope and trust.
The pages are literally packed with history, mystery and adventure and there’s excitement and suspense around every corner
I absolutely loved the skilful weaving of history and Arthurian legend in this fast-paced mystery as unexpected twists and revelations kept me enthralled throughout
Myth, magic and mystery are woven together to create a modern day legend, set on the stunning Cornish Coast
Such a lovely tale of adoption, finding family and safety but learning about identity
I finished the book being thoroughly enthralled and wanting to read more
The fast pace of this story along with all the twists and turns are bound to keep even the most reluctant reader engaged. There are plenty of opportunities for discussion along the way and James has even included discussion prompts for each chapter at the back of the book.