Bracelet of Bones

Bracelet of Bones

by Kevin Crossley-Holland
     
 

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One morning Solveig wakes to find her father, Viking mercenary Halfdan, has broken his promise to her and gone to join his friend, Harald Hardrada, in Constantinople, without her. Deciding to follow him, Solveig sets off in a tiny boat and into an epic adventure along the Baltic and through the river routes of Russia to the Black Sea, encountering Swedish traders,

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One morning Solveig wakes to find her father, Viking mercenary Halfdan, has broken his promise to her and gone to join his friend, Harald Hardrada, in Constantinople, without her. Deciding to follow him, Solveig sets off in a tiny boat and into an epic adventure along the Baltic and through the river routes of Russia to the Black Sea, encountering Swedish traders, a ghost-ship and a Russian king, braving arrow-storms and witnessing a living sacrifice along the way. Through it all, Solveig’s belief in her father is unwavering. Will she ever reach Constantinople? And will her father be there?

A glittering novel that explores friendship and betrayal, the father-daughter relationship, the clash of religions and the journey from childhood to adulthood.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780872100
Publisher:
Quercus
Publication date:
03/28/2012
Lexile:
610L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

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.

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