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Bracelet of bones

Bracelet of bones

Crossley-Holland, Kevin

It is 1036. Halfdan is a Viking mercenary who travels to Constantinople to become one of the Viking Guard serving Empress Zoe. He promises to take his daughter, but one morning Solveig wakes up to find him gone. Setting off in her own boat, she is determined to make the journey from Norway to the breathtaking city

Book. English. Fiction 13+. Adventure stories. Young adult fiction. Adventure.
Published London: Quercus, 2011
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Statement of responsibility: Kevin Crossley-Holland
ISBN: 1847249396, 9781847249395
Intended audience: Adolescent.
Physical Description: 259 p. : map ; 21 cm.
Series: The Viking sagas
Subject: Europe History 476-1492 Fiction.; Christians Fiction.; Fathers and daughters Fiction.; Girls Travel Fiction.; Vikings Fiction.
Series Title: Viking sagas.

Author note

Kevin Crossley-Holland's Arthur trilogy was translated into 23 languages, and has sold over one million copies worldwide. He has written and presented many BBC radio programmes and is a frequent speaker at schools and libraries. 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.


'Sweeps the reader away on a vivid voyage of adventure ... mesmerising' The Times.||'Kevin Crossley-Holland is one of the giants of children's fiction' Philip Reeve.||'A Norse saga with a difference ... travelogue through a beautifully realised 11th-century Europe, full of incident and subtle characterisation' The Financial Times.||'This beautifully written and sustained story of a journey is based on an intimate knowledge of the Norse and Viking worlds' Irish Sunday Independent.

Back cover copy

'On the run, are you?'

Solveig shook her head.

'Too many beatings?'

Solveig flinched by she gazed straight into Red Ottar's eyes and didn't blink.

'Or worse,' said Red Ottar. 'Put your carving knife into someone, did you?'

'She's looking for passage,' Turpin said. 'Safe passage.'

'I'm following my father,' Solveig replied. She opened her eyes wide, one grey, one violet.

The new, breathtaking adventure from the bestselling and multi-award-winning Kevin Crossley-Holland.