When his village is attacked, Hauk Johanson has no choice but to step up and lead the young Vikings on a quest for revenge. But there is one problemthe young Vikings have never fought in battle.
Can Hauk and his friends master the skills of sword and axe in time? Will the Gods be on their side? And does Hauk have what it takes to lead when the fate of an entire village lies in his hands?
James Moloney has written more than thirty books for children and young adults. Dougy and its companion novel, Gracey, were Honour Books in the Children’s Book Council of Australia awards, and the third title in this trilogy, Angela, gained an Honourable Mention in the UNESCO Prize for Children’s Literature in the Service of Tolerance and Peace. A Bridge to Wiseman’s Cove won the CBCA Book of the Year Award in 1997. A former teacher and librarian, James was born in Sydney but later moved to Brisbane where he now lives with his wife, Kate, and their three children.