A fantasy adventure about a boy and a girl in Viking times, full of magic, humour, vivid characters and colourful detail.
In the world of Viking Magic
a mark scratched in stone can take away pain
a cloak can save you from drowning
a boy can turn into a lynx
But what if the magic is back-to-front?
Oddo the farmer's son gets into trouble for doing magic, while Thora the spellworker's daughter is teased because she can't. Using the power of runes to fix things up seems like a good idea, but the two friends discover there's more to it than they thought. And now they face a dangerous sea voyage to a far-off place. Can they do it on their own? And what awaits them on their return?
Runestone is the first story in the spellbinding Viking Magic series; an ideal book for readers who enjoy a strong story and a richly imagined world.
Anna Ciddor has made her name as a versatile writer and illustrator of fiction, travel and historical books for primary school children. Runestone is her stunning debut as a writer of popular fantasy.
Short-listed REAL Children's Choice Book Awards, Fiction for Older Readers 2003 AU
A & U Children
Paperback - B format
9 - 12
Children's, Teenage & educational