Style: Outstanding

Attitude: Objectionable → Unobjectionable

In Brief: Powerfully written story based on Icelandic sagas. Disturbing vision of a future very pagan Britain ruled by brutality and where strength and cunning prevail. Christianity is reduced to an undistinguished sect.

Author: Melvin Burgess

Publisher: Penguin

Published in: 1999

Age Range: Mid Teens+

Period: Future

Genres:  FantasyGrittyMythical


Set slightly into the future when a decaying Britain is controlled by large criminal clans. The daughter of one clan is wedded to the father of another to create an alliance. However her family is trapped and killed and their empire taken and destroyed while she remains half in love with her husband.

Tuesday 1st January 2002