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The Norseman Eyvind, a fierce and loyal Wolfskin, came to a new land on top of the world to find his destiny. With his priestess bride Nessa he saved the land and weathered the treachery that was caused by Eyvind's blood-sworn friend Somerled. After much pain and sorrow the two lovers have managed to create a society where the Norse warriors and the gentle folks of the Orkney Isles live and thrive in contentment at last. A decade and more has passed since the devastating events of the creation of the settlement and Eyvind and Nessa have watched their children grow and thrive in peace.But not all on the islands are content or at peace. Thorvald, the young son of Margaret, widow of the slain king and Eyvind's war leader, has always felt apart and at odds with all he knows. He learns upon his coming to manhood that he is not his father's son but that of the love that Margaret bore for the hated Somerled and that Somerled was not killed for his treachery but sent on a boat, adrift with little more than a knife and skein of water, doomed to the god's will. Thorvald is determined to find a boat and cast off to the West in a desperate bid to find a father he never knew... and to find out if he is made of the same stuff as the henious traitor.The tragedy of this scheme would be horrific enough... if it were not for the fact that Creidhe, the winsome daughter of Eyvind and Nessa has loved Thorvald since birth and unbeknownst to him conspires to go along on this most perilous of quests.What happens to them on their journey of discovery will ultimately change the lives of all they know and love... and will doom (or redeem) an entire people.
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2004
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780765306746
Branch Call Number: FIC FAN
Characteristics: 464 pages : maps ; 25 cm


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LoganLib_Petra Jan 21, 2018

As usual, a fascinatng and heart rending read. Marilliar has an impressive story telling style full of complicated characters and unusual twists bringing history and places alive.

Apr 05, 2017

A fitting sequel to Wolfskin but not as engaging. I'm glad Juliet spun her yarn and took the story further but for me, it wouldn't have mattered if she hadn't, probably because this one had more elements of fantasy.

Jan 01, 2013

wolfskin would not be complete without the foxmask story. I am wondering if there will be a sequel. Juliet is an outstanding weaver of a magical story. The Sevenwaters Series is outstanding. This series was more difficult to keep my interest. The ending is so great. I love hsappy endings :)

Mar 18, 2010

not as engaging as Wolfskin but still very enjoyable, I was actually hoping for a sequel.

Compared to the next trilogy of the Dark Mirror, Wolfskin and Foxmask rank higher on my ratings.

brightling Nov 06, 2009

I liked seeing where some of the characters had come about from "Wolfmask". The plotline was definately interesting but not as engaging as I had hoped. I still think I prefer Marillier's "Daughter of the Forest" as a more intense read.

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