National Book Award winner Kathryn Erskine presents a
unique novel about a sickly boy’s epic journey through England and Scotland at
the height of medieval times.
Adrian is small for his age,
even for an almost thirteen year old. It doesn’t help that he has albinism,
which makes those he meets wonder if he’s an angel or a devil. His father is a
bowyer, and all Adrian wants to do is become apprenticed and go off to war as
an archer. But that’s not what his father wants for him. Since Adrian can
write, his father wants him to be a scribe. That’s just about the last thing
When the Scots invade England and Adrian’s best friend Hugh runs
off to find his father and fight in battles, Adrian soon follows, intent on
finding Hugh and joining him in glorious warfare against the pagans invading
England from the north. When Adrian finds Hugh, who is caring for a wounded
Scotsman, he’s horrified that Hugh would aid an enemy. But soon, as Adrian gets
to know Donald, he begins to question what he’s been taught about the enemy and
the nature of war.
In this epic journey, an
afflicted boy finds an inner strength he never knew belonged to him. Download and start listening now!