The Doomsong Sword

Davor makes up stories, he is lazy and self-centred. To avoid his chores, Davor runs away to sea with a one-eyed sea captain. The ship is stranded and Davor, who has been bullied, promises to go for help. He runs away again, but into even greater danger. Davor saves himself from a three-headed troll and falls in with a one-eyed Traveller, Master Odo (Odin), whom he believes is taking him home. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Master Odo takes Davor to a wedding feast, where he pushes the fabled Doomsong sword into the Barnstock Oak. The weapon comes into Davor’s hands but, frightened of its power, he drops it. Davor then has to survive alone, confronting appalling situations with only a white wolf for company – until eventually, he is led to the cave of the most terrifying dragon in the cold North . . .

The Doomsong Sword is a high fantasy coming-of-age story based on part of the ancient Norse Volsung saga.

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