The true history, more or less, of the other island in the middle of the North-most seas – up a bit from Ireland, right a bit from Greenland, left a bit from Scotland. Not that one, that one.
The Princess Bride meets ‘Vikings’ in this enchanted tale of high adventure, buried treasure, villainous treachery, violent ends, and, of course, true love.
This winter, siblings Ruairi and Dani Miller visit their ancestral homeland: the legendary Viking island of Yondersaay. Even with Granny Miller’s storytelling to pass the time, the pair manage to find trouble. In under twenty-four hours, Ruairi is mistaken for the lost Boy King of Denmark, kidnapped by Vikings, and scheduled to be sacrificed at sundown. Granny is not pleased.
But when everyone except them goes Viking, the three turn to Granny’s epic tales of the legends of Yondersaay, The Gifts of Odin, and King Dudo the Mightily Impressive for clues. But not all stories end happily, and Ruairi, Dani, and Granny will have to write their own happy ending.
This middle-grade adventure, featuring stories within stories across three timelines is a standalone novel, the first in a planned series.
Author: Aiofe Lennon-Ritchie