Fire Dreams: A Stepping Stone Book
Random House, 2001 (2001)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
as the fourth book in
The Magic Elements Quartet
. In these magical adventures, Polly, Sam and (usually) Joe encounter riddles as well as legendary creatures, gods and goddesses from Greek mythology.
his time, the trio read a message from a campfire turned wild, on a field of their grandparents' farm. It tells them '
With first light use copper. At daylight use gold. At moonlight use silver.
' They search for items of each metal, after which another fire spits out travel directions, and three
Children of Fire
(made by the god Hephaestus) accompany them into a volcano, to Mount Olympos, and to a mountain where a Titan is chained.
gain, a magical adventure leads to challenges, success and a reward - this time one that may lead to further adventures with a scrap of parchment that says '
You never know ...
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