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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland Narrator: Michael Maloney Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Viking Saga Release Date: April 2016 ISBN: 9781681442785
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Crossley-Holland, a winner of the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, the Smarties Prize Bronze Medal, and the Tir Nan-Og Award, and numerous other distinctions, has written an absorbing fantasy novel for young adults with a formidable heroine. The Guardian praised Bracelet of Bones as "superb" Crossley-Holland writes "with a poet's eye and love of words, painting a vivid picture of the world his characters move through, whether it's the morning mist on the river or the smoke from a funeral pyre."

One morning Solveig wakes to find her father, Viking mercenary Halfdan, has broken his promise to her by leaving to join the Viking Guard in Constantinople, without her. Deciding to follow him, Solveig sets off in a tiny boat and into an epic adventure, encountering Swedish traders, a ghost-ship and a Russian king, braving arrow-storms and witnessing a living sacrifice. Through it all, Solveig's belief in her father is unwavering. Will she ever reach Constantinople? And will her father be there? An imaginative and poignant novel that explores friendship and betrayal, the father-daughter relationship, the clash of religions and the journey from childhood to adulthood, Bracelet of Bones is a vivid adventure not to be missed. Download and start listening now!

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  • “Its writing and story sweep the reader away on a vivid voyage of adventure…mesmerizing.”

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  • Its writing and story sweep the reader away on a vivid voyage of adventure... mesmerizing. The Times
  • “Crossley-Holland writes prose with a poet’s eye and love of words, painting a vivid picture of the world his characters move through.”

    Guardian (London)

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About the Author
Author Kevin Crossley-Holland

Kevin Crossley-Holland is an English translator, children’s author, and poet. His best known work may now be the Arthur trilogy, for which he won the Guardian Prize. His 1985 novella Storm won the annual Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognizing the year’s outstanding children’s book by a British subject. For the seventieth anniversary of the Medal in 2007 it was named one of the top ten winning works, selected by a panel to compose the ballot for a public election of the all-time favorite.

About the Narrator

Michael Maloney is an actor who has appeared in numerous television productions, including as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet and Prince Hal in Henry IV, parts 1 and 2, for which he won Best Actor/Best Supporting Actor awards. His theater credits include Sleuth, Peer Gynt, and All My Sons, and his film credits include The Young Victoria and Notes on a Scandal. He has narrated numerous audiobooks, earning seven AudioFile Earphones Awards.