The Fated Sky

The Fated Sky

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When her father and brothers are killed in a Viking raid, Ran's life changes forever. Her mother finds comfort in the arms of Vigut, a cruel stranger, and Ran must journey with them to the winter sacrifice. On the way her mother is fatally wounded by wolves, and Ran knows that her own life is worth nothing to Vigut. When she is chosen by the evil magician as the winter's sacrifice, she knows she must flee. Fortunately, a blind musician, Toki, comes to her aid, and together they set out on a perilous trek across the wilderness.Eventually, Ran and Toki find their way to Iceland, where, for a time, life is good. Then Toki is killed in an attack by raiders, and Ran finds herself alone again - this time with their two children to protect. But Ran is resilient, brave and determined to survive . . .show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 11mm | 130g
  • Hachette Children's Group
  • Hodder Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 034066102X
  • 9780340661024

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To call this book compelling would be an understatement: teen readers will relish it . . . * TES * Henrietta Branford has brilliantly recreated the harsh world of the North at the time of the Vikings . . . * THE DAILY TELEGRAPH * . . . a brutal, stark, utterly convincing evocation of the Dark Ages - and my tip for a future classic. * PHILLIP PULLMAN, THE GUARDIAN *show more

Author information

Henrietta Branford was born in India, and also lived in Jordan and the New Forest as a child. She began writing late in life, but soon became one of the best-known children's authors of her generation. In 1994 she won the Smarites Prize for DIMANCHE DILLER, and she was shorlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Award twice. Henrietta died in 1998 and in her memory the Branford Boase Award was more

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63 ratings
3.46 out of 5 stars
5 21% (13)
4 30% (19)
3 33% (21)
2 6% (4)
1 10% (6)
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