Bracelet of Bones

Bracelet of Bones : The Viking Sagas Book 1

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Crossley-Holland, a winner of the Carnegie Medal, the "Guardian" Children's Fiction Award, the Smarties Prize Bronze Medal, and the Tir Nan-Og Award, and numerous other distinctions, has written an absorbing fantasy novel for young adults with a formidable heroine. "The Guardian" praised "Bracelet of Bones" as "superb" Crossley-Holland writes "with a poet's eye and love of words, painting a vivid picture of the world his characters move through, whether it's the morning mist on the river or the smoke from a funeral pyre." One morning Solveig wakes to find her father, Viking mercenary Halfdan, has broken his promise to her by leaving to join the Viking Guard in Constantinople, without her. Deciding to follow him, Solveig sets off in a tiny boat and into an epic adventure, encountering Swedish traders, a ghost-ship and a Russian king, braving arrow-storms and witnessing a living sacrifice. Through it all, Solveig's belief in her father is unwavering. Will she ever reach Constantinople? And will her father be there? An imaginative and poignant novel that explores friendship and betrayal, the father-daughter relationship, the clash of religions and the journey from childhood to adulthood, "Bracelet of Bones "is a vivid adventure not to be missed.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 313 pages
  • 154.94 x 198.12 x 22.86mm | 320g
  • Quercus Books
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1623658659
  • 9781623658656
  • 1,792,567

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"Brilliantly compelling." --"Financial Times" "Its writing and story sweep the reader away on a vivid voyage of adventure . . . mesmerizing." --"The Times" "Crossley-Holland writes prose with a poet's eye and love of words, painting a vivid picture of the world his characters move through." --"Guardian"show more

About Kevin Holland-Crossley

Kevin Crossley-Holland's Arthur trilogy has been translated into 24 languages, and has sold more than one million copies worldwide. His re-tellings of traditional tale includes "The Penguin Book of Norse Myths." He has won many awards for his fiction, including the Carnegie Medal and the "Guardian" Children's Fiction Prize. He is an Honorary Fellow of St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, a patron of the Society of Storytelling, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.show more
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