Evyn, a young Welsh serf, has dreamed all his life of becoming a storyteller. But in a cruel twist of fate, Evyn and his father suffer a brutal attack by a group of murderous ruffians. Evyn’s tongue is cut off and his father is killed. Orphaned and unable to speak, Evyn assumes he is destined to a life of slavery. But Evyn is resilient and teaches himself to read and write. He is then appointed the personal companion to Earl Harold of Wessex, who later becomes the King of England. The two travel the countryside together, forming a close father-son bond. Evyn chronicles all of their exciting journeys, which culminate at the Battle of Hastings, where the future of the country is decided.
Maine Student Book Master ListWINNER 1996
Texas Lone Star Reading ListWINNER 1999
Mass Market Paperback
Published by Laurel Leaf Jul 07, 1997| 272 Pages| 4-3/16 x 6-7/8| Young Adult| ISBN 9780440220114