Bracelet of Bones

Book 1

by Kevin Crossley-Holland, Michael Maloney

The breathtaking new adventure from the bestselling and multi-award-winning Kevin Crossley-Holland.

One morning Solveig wakes to find her father has broken his promise. Halfdan, a Viking mercenary, has followed the young warrior Harald Hardrada to Miklagard (Constantinople), where he is leader of the Empress's guard.

Solveig sets off in a tiny boat to find him. So begins a fierce journey of discovery and survival, where the young Viking girl will meet a ghost ship and befriend an English slave, shoot rapids, survive an arrow storm, and witness a living sacrifice. Will Solveig reach Miklagard? And will her father be there?

Bracelet of Bones is a glittering novel about fathers and daughters, the clash of religions, courage and self-reliance and a perilous journey to young womanhood.


  • Hachette Children's; March 2011
  • ISBN: 9781849162432
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: Bracelet of Bones
  • Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland; Michael Maloney (other)
  • Imprint: Quercus Children's Books

About The Author

Kevin Crossley-Holland won the Carnegie Medal in 1985 for Storm. His many notable books for adults and children include poetry, classic retellings and anthologies. He has written and presented many BBC radio programmes and is a frequent speaker at schools and libraries. For some years he held a university post in Minnesota. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. The Seeing Stone won the prestigious Guardian Children's Fiction Prize for 2001 and At The Crossing-Places on a Silver award at the 2001 SWPA Spoken Word Awards. Gatty's Tale was shortlisted for the 2008 Carnegie Medal.