An extraordinary series with real codes, real mysteries and real danger. A Da Vinci Code for kids ...
Imagine the chance to solve the Voynich Manuscript - a puzzle that has truly defeated adults for centuries.
It's an ancient manuscript no one has ever been able to decipher. And there are Rules that say it is forbidden to even try to solve it.
A secret hidden for centuries.
But Brodie Bray likes a challenge, and when she receives a coded message through the post her life changes for ever. She's chosen for a secret team working to crack this most complicated code in the world to uncover the secret it hides.
But it's a code that has driven people mad trying to solve it.
Together with her new friends, Brodie must break the rules to break the code, at every turn facing terrible danger. For someone is watching them - and will even kill to stop them.
... plenty of action and adventure, mixed in with generous dollops of facts and information which will definitely appeal to readers who enjoy having their brains challenged as well as their imaginations. - The Bookbag
readers who love to follow clues and solve a mystery will be addicted to this gripping adventure - Julia Eccleshare, LoveReading4kids
This gripping thriller ... will have you on the edge of your seats. - TBK Magazine
Kept me on the edge of my seat the whole way. It was fantastic! - Written Dimension
meticulously planned and very well-written - Carousel Magazine
an utterly thrilling, exciting, intriguing romp. - MostlyReadingYA.com
Humour, despair, fear, excitement... This ticks all the boxes. - Inis Magazine
My favourite part of this tremendous book was the fact it was packed with so much excitement, on every page a new secret was unzipped and leaving you feeling so excited... it is a must read! - Rachie, Guardian
H.L. Dennis was born in Brighton and loves living near the sea. She's worked in a boarding school for deaf children; in a book shop and as a children's story teller in a Native American Tepee. She and her husband taught together at the largest Junior School in Europe where she still works part time as a Year Five teacher and Head of English. Her daughter Meggie, an avid reader, has been amazing help with the building of the 'Black Chamber' series but her dog Benji, who's probably the laziest dog in the world, has been absolutely no help at all!