Deft characterization and an original protagonist elevate a fantasy set in quasi-medieval Scotland…A fresh and exciting debut.
Elliott’s debut, the first in a new series, celebrates differences and takes two unlikely heroes on a journey of overcoming fear, discovering courage, exploring new beliefs, and understanding the strength it takes to be heroes.
Loosely based on Norse mythology and the Viking Age, readers will be attracted to the uniquely flawed yet determined characters who gain confidence and self-worth from the perils they encounter. Readers will clamor for the next title in this riveting series. Meanwhile, pair this with Lloyd Alexander and Susan Cooper.
—School Library Connection
Readers will be swept up in this story of unique heroes, new voices, and Scottish mythos. This is a natural next step for fans of Rick Riordan and mythology.
—School Library Journal