Ylva, a young Viking girl, is swept by a storm on to a desolate English beach. Cruelly orphaned there, Ylva becomes set on avenging her mother’s death, tracking a killer north through dangerous hinterland. She wants only the favour of the Norse gods and the comfort of her stories. But when a stranger steps in to protect Ylva – seeming to understand her where others cannot – Ylva must decide if her own legend will end in vengeance or forgiveness.
A startlingly original, emotional and compelling adventure set in the Dark Ages from acclaimed author Dan Smith.