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Bracelet of Bones

Kevin Crossley-Holland

 

 

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One morning, Solveig wakes to find her father, Halfdan, has gone. He has followed the young Viking warrior Harald Hardrada to Miklagard (Constantinople), where he is leader of the Empress's guard. Solveig sets off in a tiny boat to find him. So begins a fierce journey of discovery and survival, where the young Viking girl will meet a ghost ship and befriend an English slave, shoot rapids, survive an arrow storm, and witness a living sacrifice. Will Solveig reach Miklagard? And will her father be there?

 

Bracelet of Bones is a glittering novel about fathers and daughters, the clash of religions, courage and self-reliance, and a perilous journey to young womanhood.

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