Maze Running and other Magical Missions

Lari Don


Quick Look

  • Fourth, and final, thrilling adventure for Helen and her fabled beast friends
  • The fabled beasts must save Yann the centaur and face their old enemy the Master of the Maze
  • From the award-winning author of First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts, Lari Don

The Master of the Maze is back. Can Helen and the fabled beasts finally defeat him? The heart-stopping finale of the bestselling Fabled Beast Chronicles.

Floris Books
Age Range:
From 8 to 12 years
288 pages
Publication date:
14 Jun 2012
Fabled Beasts Chronicles


One of Helen's friends is dying, stabbed in the heart by the Master, and this life-threatening injury needs a magical remedy. Helen and her fabled-beast friends unite, with the help of the dragons, to find a magical token with the power to cure. But they only have until tomorrow night.

On their quests through Scotland for the enchanted healing tokens, they battle with magical lizards, monstrous goats, and a vengeful giant. Fighting together, can they cure their friend and finally defeat the power-crazed Master of the Maze?

Don't miss the heart-stopping climax to the bestselling Fabled Beast Chronicles.


'... Maze Running is firmly entrenched in the Scottish landscape. This has the effect of grounding the magical events and fabled beasts in the real world and making them easier to imagine. The plotting is excellent throughout, giving readers the opportunity to work with Helen to complete her quests.'
-- Inis Magazine


Lari Don has worked in politics and broadcasting, but is now a full-time writer and storyteller. She grew up in the north-east of Scotland, and lives in Edinburgh. She is the author of First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts; Wolf Notes and Other Musical Mishaps; Storm Singing and other Tangled Tasks; and Rocking Horse War, for older children, as well as four picture books for younger readers, The Big Bottom Hunt, How to Make a Heron Happy, Orange Juice Peas and The Magic Word.

You can also visit the author's own website at


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Also available in paperback:
Maze Running and Other Magicial Missions(Paperback edition)

Find out about the other books in the First Aid for Fairies series by Lari Don:
First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts (Book 1)
Wolf Notes and Other Musical Mishaps (Book 2)
Storm Singing and Other Tangled Tasks (Book 3)

Find out more about the fantastical creatures and fabled beasts from Scottish tradition which appear in Lari's books, in these books:
The Coming of the Unicorn: Scottish Folk Tales for Children
An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales

Don't miss the Discover Kelpies website for children with exclusive author interviews, fun stuff and latest gossip on your favourite Scottish stories.

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