The first in a new series of seven books featuring a wonderfully villainous character, Grim Gruesome – a mysterious, shape-shifting, child-hating trickster, the terror of the North Lands.
Bjarni needs a sword so he can join a pirate ship and win some treasure, but he can’t afford one. Then Astrid’s mysterious long-lost uncle appears out of the blue and offers to lend him one; but the strange runes carved on it are a dangerous curse.
When he uses it, he and Astrid plunge into a terrifying adventure – which leads them straight into the clutches of the evil Grim Gruesome! Historically accurate but with a plot as rich as a fairytale.
©2011 Rosalind Kerven (P)2011 Oakhill Publishing Limited
"[A] truly villainous character." (Books for Keeps)
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