Feasting the Wolf
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Farm boys Ottar and Ketil join a Viking ship. As blood-brothers, they have sworn to protect each other, but life among the Vikings tests their friendship to the limit. If they cannot stand strong together, their bodies may be left on the battlefield to feast the wolves.
Susan Price, multi-award-winning author of The Sterkarm Handshake (winner of the Guardian Prize) and The Ghost Drum (winner of the Carnegie Medal) is on familiar territory here presenting a harsh picture of Viking life, in this assured historical novel. Feasting the Wolf maintains the theme of brotherhood from her earlier novels Elfgift and Elfking. It is a dramatic story of courage and honour set in the merciless and, literally, cut-throat Viking world. How the boys deal with strains on friendship and with bullying, however, is as relevant to youngsters in the 21st century as it was in the times when ruthless warriors fought ferociously in blood-soaked battles.