Comment: Jack, a
Saxon farm boy, has recently been apprenticed to a druid who is
teaching him to do magic by drawing on the power of the life
force. Unfortunately for Jack, he's living in what is now the
North East coast of England in a time-period that is fascinating to
look back on but must have been terrifying to live through (as that supposed
Chinese curse says, "may you live in interesting times!" - see sidebar for more
Before Jack's training is complete the Vikings invade and kidnap him and his sister. They're taken to the Norse homeland, to the court of Ivar the Boneless and his terrifying half-troll wife, Queen Frith, who fancies Lucy as her next sacrificial victim. Only Jack can prevent this terrible outcome by completing a ...
Blood at the Root
"A gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism."
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