Melkorka is a princess, the first daughter of a magnificent kingdom in medieval Ireland.
But all of this is suddenly meaningless when she is kidnapped and taken aboard a Viking slave ship.
Thrown into a new and unknown world, amongst people her former country's laws regarded as less than human, Melorka must learn quickly if she is to survive.
Taking a vow of silence, however, she finds herself an object of fascination to her captors, and she soon realises that what little power she has may just make a difference.
Based on an ancient Icelandic folktale, this is a heart-breaking story of a young girl who must learn to forget all she knows and carve out a place for herself in a new world - all without speaking a word.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages, 1 map
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
- Publication Date: 07/04/2008
- Category: Historical
- ISBN: 9781847382559
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Review by wyvernfriend
Melkorka is captured and enslaved by Vikings. She was a princess but her life changes completely when she becomes a slave. She decides that her only act of defiance is by keeping quiet. This marks her as different and makes her attractive to her captors.It's not a bad story, it just didn't work for me. I didn't really like the main character at any stage and I though she was more than a little bit superficial. It's not a bad story it just wasn't a good story for me