Fire! is set during the Great Fire of London. When Martin is first woken by the sounds of a fire, he thinks nothing of it at first. It hasn't rained for weeks and there are often fires. But this fire is different. This fire is spreading, and soon, the whole city is aflame. Abandoned by his master, Martin must find his twin sister, Martha, who is trapped in a house on the other side of London with her sick mistress. And time is running out...
Shades are a series of short novels that don't short change on drama, pace, quality of writing or style. Ideal for readers who may find traditional teen novels too daunting, but still crave the excitement of clever plot lines, well-rounded characters and fast-paced writing.