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This is historical fantasy at its best. Sixteen-year-old Hild has always been a favorite of her uncle, king of the Shylfings. So when she protects her cousin the crown prince from a murderous traitor, she expects the king to be grateful. Instead, she is unjustly accused of treachery herself.

As punishment, her uncle sends Hild far away to the heir of the enemy king, Beowulf, to try to weave peace between the two kingdoms. She must leave her home and everyone she loves. On the long and perilous journey, Hild soon discovers that fatigue and rough terrain are the least of her worries. Something is following her and her small band of guards--some kind of foul creature that tales say lurks in the fens. Will Hild have to face the monster? Or does it offer her the perfect chance to escape the destiny she never chose?

Rebecca Barnhouse's companion to The Coming of the Dragon is sure to appeal to younger fans of Tamora Pierce, Esther Friesner, and Shannon Hale.

From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2012.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780375967665
Branch Call Number: j F BARNHOUS
Characteristics: 325 pages ; 22 cm.


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SPL_Childrens Jul 05, 2012

Sixteen-year-old Hild has been falsely accused of treachery by the King of the Shylfings and as punishment, sent to make peace with an enemy king. Travelling for many days through dangerous territory, Hild begins to fear that she will never reach her destination, for it appears that a large, evil creature of some sort is stalking her through the thick forests and marshes.


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