About the book
Poison boy Dalton Fly, a lowly food taster to the rich, has a lucky escape after drinking laced wine.
But his mate is less fortunate, and Dalton wants answers. Who murdered his friend, and what were they really after?
With the help of aristocratic girl Scarlet Dropmore, whose life he unwittingly saved, he sets out to rescue his city from the poisoners within.
“Thrilling, richly imagined, swashbuckling adventure for ages 10-14.”
“An action-packed. Historical adventure, full of grisly goings-on, dastardly plots and near-death escapes. We loved it.”
“This thrilling tale moves at breakneck speed, with danger never far away ... a rich and exciting story from a prize-winning author...”
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