Since Gudrun came from the frozen mists beyond the edge of the world, the Jarl's people have obeyed her in hatred andterror. But the enchantress has one weakness: a son, Kari, banished to a forbidding fortress in the north, never seen by the Jarl's people. In secret they wonder: Are the rumors true? Was he born a monster?
Now Jessa and her cousin Thorkil have been exiled to the north, and if they survive the journey, they will find the truth: Is Kari a beast? Or the means to stop the sorceress?
About the Author
Catherine Fisher's acclaimed works include Darkhenge, Snow-walker, and The Oracle Betrayed, which was a finalist for the Whitbread Children's Book Award. She lives in Newport, Wales.
“Fisher comes out with another winner.”
— Horn Book Magazine
“Interesting characters, creatures, and tasks will engage readers. An excellent addition to the genre.”
— Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
“A spell-binding story, sure to kindle the imagination.”
— Times Educational Supplement
“Fisher is a skillful storyteller.”
— School Library Journal