Rebel Fire

Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins (Volume 2)

Andrew Lane, read by Daniel Weyman

Macmillan Young Listeners

Fourteen-year-old Sherlock Holmes knows that Amyus Crowe, his mysterious American tutor, has some dark secrets. But he didn’t expect to find John Wilkes Booth, the notorious assassin, apparently alive and well in England—and Crowe somehow mixed up in it. When no one will tell you the truth, sometimes you have to risk all to discover it for yourself. And so begins an adventure that will take Sherlock across the Atlantic, to the center of a deadly web—where a friend is in peril and a defeated army threatens to rise again.

Rebel Fire, Andrew Lane’s exciting second case for the teenage Sherlock, leads the young detective to America, straight into the heart of a shocking conspiracy.


Read an Excerpt

“Have you ever thought about ants?” Amyus Crowe asked.
Sherlock shook his head. “Apart from the fact that they get all over jam sandwiches at picnics, I can’t say I’ve ever given them much thought.”
The two of them were out in the Surrey countryside. The heat of the sun weighed on the back of Sherlock’s neck like a brick. An almost overpowering aroma of flowers and freshly mown hay seemed to hang in the air around him.
A bee buzzed past his ear and he flinched. Ants he was relatively ambivalent about, but bees still spooked


Praise for Rebel Fire

Praise for the audiobook edition of Rebel Fire:

“Narrator Daniel Weyman handles the nonstop action with aplomb…Weyman provides an authoritative guide to an intricate story that covers miles of geography. His dry humor moderates the adventure scenes, and his deep, commanding voice ensures that listeners never lose their way through Sherlock’s escapades” – AudioFile Magazine

"Narrator Weyman takes Sherlock – and listeners – from England to America and from one perilous situation to another in a confident, fluid, riveting performance.” – Horn Book Magazine

“Once again, Weyman does an excellent job of capturing the diverse characters and their accents…Sherlock Holmes fans will get a kick out of this creative new series with eccentric characters, exciting exploits, and a bit of history blended for an extremely enjoyable listen.” – SciFiChick.com

“Daniel Weyman narrates cleverly, lending authentic accents to characters of English, American, Irish, and German descent. This book, part of the first teen series endorsed by the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Estate, will not disappoint.” – Library Journal

Praise for the print edition of Rebel Fire:

“…smart…”--Horn Book

“Fans of mystery and adventure will find much to like in this page-turner wrought with danger, adventure, and a healthy dose of logical problem solving.”--VOYA

“…satisfying and engrossing…"--School Library Journal

“This intriguing look at the times and development of a much-loved character fascinates across gender lines.”--Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Death Cloud, the first book of the series:

“A menacing villain and an unexpected twist make for a thoroughly engaging read that will keep readers

turning pages.” —School Library Journal, starred review

“The plot takes off like a rocket, constantly building suspense.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Purists will applaud.” —The Wall Street Journal


In the Press

REBEL FIRE by Andrew Lane | Kirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of REBEL FIRE . The opening of this second adventuremystery starring the teenage Sherlock Holmes finds two men searching for a giant red leech for their terrifying boss, Duke Balthassaar, ably and ickily introducing the sleuth's antagonist.
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  • Andrew Lane, read by Daniel Weyman

  • Andrew Lane is the author of the Young Sherlock Holmes series of young adult novels, starting with Death Cloud. He has also written numerous spin-off novels based on the BBC sci-fi television series Doctor Who, as well as definitive guides to Babylon 5 and the Wallace and Grommit films, and is the author of The Bond Files: An Unofficial Guide to the World's Greatest Secret Agent. He lives in Dorset, England.
  • Andrew Lane
    Andrew Lane


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Rebel Fire

Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins

Andrew Lane, read by Daniel Weyman