Bracelet of Bones: The Viking Sagas Book 1 by Kevin Crossley-Holland audiobook

Bracelet of Bones: The Viking Sagas Book 1

By Kevin Crossley-Holland

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The Viking Saga: Book 1

7.43 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781681442785

Crossley-Holland, a winner of the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, the Smarties Prize Bronze Medal, and the Tir Nan-Og Award, and numerous other distinctions, has written an absorbing fantasy novel for young adults with a formidable heroine. The Guardian praised Bracelet of Bones as "superb" Crossley-Holland writes "with a poet's eye and love of words, painting a vivid picture of the world his characters move through, whether it's the morning mist on the river or the smoke from a funeral pyre." One morning Solveig wakes to find her father, Viking mercenary Halfdan, has broken his promise to her by leaving to join the Viking Guard in Constantinople, without her. Deciding to follow him, Solveig sets off in a tiny boat and into an epic adventure, encountering Swedish traders, a ghost-ship and a Russian king, braving arrow-storms and witnessing a living sacrifice. Through it all, Solveig's belief in her father is unwavering. Will she ever reach Constantinople? And will her father be there? An imaginative and poignant novel that explores friendship and betrayal, the father-daughter relationship, the clash of religions and the journey from childhood to adulthood, Bracelet of Bones is a vivid adventure not to be missed.

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Crossley-Holland, a winner of the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, the Smarties Prize Bronze Medal, and the Tir Nan-Og Award, and numerous other distinctions, has written an absorbing fantasy novel for young adults with a formidable heroine. The Guardian praised Bracelet of Bones as "superb" Crossley-Holland writes "with a poet's eye and love of words, painting a vivid picture of the world his characters move through, whether it's the morning mist on the river or the smoke from a funeral pyre."

One morning Solveig wakes to find her father, Viking mercenary Halfdan, has broken his promise to her by leaving to join the Viking Guard in Constantinople, without her. Deciding to follow him, Solveig sets off in a tiny boat and into an epic adventure, encountering Swedish traders, a ghost-ship and a Russian king, braving arrow-storms and witnessing a living sacrifice. Through it all, Solveig's belief in her father is unwavering. Will she ever reach Constantinople? And will her father be there? An imaginative and poignant novel that explores friendship and betrayal, the father-daughter relationship, the clash of religions and the journey from childhood to adulthood, Bracelet of Bones is a vivid adventure not to be missed.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Its writing and story sweep the reader away on a vivid voyage of adventure…mesmerizing.” Times (London)
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 (London)

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Author Bio: Kevin Crossley-Holland

Author Bio: Kevin Crossley-Holland

Kevin Crossley-Holland is an English translator, children’s author, and poet. His best known work may now be the Arthur trilogy, for which he won the Guardian Prize. His 1985 novella Storm won the annual Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognizing the year’s outstanding children’s book by a British subject. For the seventieth anniversary of the Medal in 2007 it was named one of the top ten winning works, selected by a panel to compose the ballot for a public election of the all-time favorite.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.43
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English