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Issue Details: First known date: 2002... 2002 Children of the Light Isles
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y separately published work icon Wolfskin Juliet Marillier , Sydney : Pan Macmillan , 2002 Z1761540 2002 single work novel fantasy 'All young Eyvind ever wanted was to become a great Viking warrior—a Wolfskin—and carry honor out in the name of his fathergod Thor. He can think of no future more glorious. The chance to make it happen is his when his chieftain Ulf is brought the tale of a magical land across the sea, a place where men with courage could go to conquer a land and bring glory to themselves. They set out to find this fabled land, and discover a windswept and barren place, but one filled with unexpected beauty and hidden treasures... and a people who are willing to share their bounty. Ulf's new settlement begins in harmony with the natives of the isles led by the gentle king Engus. And Eyvind finds a treasure of his own in the young Nessa, niece of the King, seer and princess. His life will change forever as she claims his heart for her own. But someone has come along to this new land who is not what he seems. Somerled, a strange and lonely boy that Eyvind befriended long ago has a secret--and his own plans for the future. The blood oath that they swore in childhood binds them in lifelong loyalty, and Somerled is calling in the debt of honor. What he asks of Eyvind might just doom him to kill the only thing that Evyind has ever truly loved. Will the price of honor create the destruction of all that Eyvind holds dear?' Source: publisher's website ( Sighted 21/2/11.
y separately published work icon Foxmask Juliet Marillier , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2003 Z1062769 2003 single work novel fantasy

'At his coming of age, Thorvald learns a devastating secret, and steals away on a perilous voyage in search of the father he has never known. His loyal shadow, Creidhe, was never meant to be part of his desperate journey. But Thorvald has underestimated her.

'The Long Knife people of the Lost Isles are not what the weary travellers were expecting. Suspicious, frightened and ruled by a cruel tyrant, they will not explain why Creidhe must cover her golden hair, or why there are so few children amongst them. But then a baby is born, and Creidhe discovers the horrific truth of the curse the vengeful Unspoken have placed on the Long Knife people – and the only possible solution. The future of the islands depends on a visionary child: the powerful seer of the Unspoken, Foxmask. Snatched away in infancy, the boy is held on the forbidding Isle of Clouds, protected by ancient forces of nature. Only when he is returned to the Unspoken can peace be restored.

'But there are deeper secrets in this battle for survival. And there is another way – an unthinkable way –to lift the curse. One that the newcomers discover when it may be too late…'

Source: Publisher's website.

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