A research trip to the Arctic and a new book - life can't get much better for David Rain. As soon as David finds himself in the icy climes, he starts to write his story of bears, dragons and the mysterious fire star. Soon he realises that his tale is beginning to mirror real life, and that an old adversary is on her way to meet him. Can David thwart her terrible master plan? Or will his world be destroyed for ever?
Chris d'Lacey is a hugely talented children's writer, whose first novel for older children, Fly, Cherokee Fly was highly commended for the Carnegie Medal in 1999. This is his third Red Apple for Orchard. Chris loves animals and enjoys writing about them, his favourite animals being squirrels, polar bears, pigeons and cats. He lives in Leicester with his wife and manages to find time for a full-time scientific post at Leicester University, alongside his writing.