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Lost at sea while her sister is taken captive on a marauding slave send, Brigid is much faraway from the single lifestyles she knew as a princess and the pampered daughter of an Irish king.
Now Brigid has few offerings. on my own and deserted, she disguises herself as a boy and vows to discover her blameless sister compelled into slavery. Over the process her seek, a long time go and Brigid grows from a baby to a woman—and she nonetheless doesn't surrender. She lives off the land, meets buddy and foe alongside the best way, and profits a name as a difficult girl, fierce adequate to overcome males. it's not fierceness that publications her however the love for her lacking sister and the eager for her family members to be reunited. She pushes ahead on her trip, figuring out that her merely genuine energy comes from inside of herself.
Based at the legend of the 1st lady Norse pirate, award-winning writer Donna Jo Napoli has crafted a striking survival tale spanning years and continents—a sweeping story that may remodel readers.
By John Lothrop Motley
By Siobhan Dowd
Memories of mum are the one factor that make Holly Hogan chuffed. She hates her foster kinfolk with their too-nice methods and their fake sympathy. and she or he hates her existence, her silly college, and how everyone seems to be regularly on at her. Then she unearths the wig, and every little thing adjustments. donning the lengthy, flowing blond locks she feels remodeled. She’s now not Holly anymore, she’s Solace: the lady with the slinkster stroll and the supersharp speak. She’s older, extra confident—the form of woman who can stroll correct out of her humdrum existence, hitch to eire, and locate her mum. the type of woman who can face the realm head-on.
So starts off a bittersweet and occasionally hilarious trip as Solace swaggers and Holly tiptoes throughout England and during reminiscence, researching her real self and unlocking the secrets and techniques of her past.
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