A terrifying story of ancient magic A girl snatched from the wolves, a sealed box that can only be opened by one person, a sinister stranger nearing the end of his quest, and a boy destined to lead his clan are woven together in this story of ancient magic and betrayal.
Set in no specified time or place, THE DARK HORSE is plainly the work of a man well-read in Norse myth - and with it Marcus Sedgwick joins the small troupe of British writers inspired by the glorious, racy, ice-bright literature of early northwest Europe.
Sedgwick's dark tapestry weaves loyalty and betrayal in a stark, affecting narrative.
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Shortlisted for: The Guardian Award The Carnegie Medal The Blue Peter Award