Historical novel from Bethlehem Books. The coast of Ireland in the 9th century is the prey of Viking marauders. Young Ness has been taken captive by Beorn, on his first raiding trip with his father's band of warriors. She must accompany them as they make their way back to Denmark, and so experiences the dangerous tensions and misfortunes that threaten the entire fleet. Her faith in the Christian God--ridiculed by Beorn--helps sustain her during her captivity. But Beorn grows ever prouder and disaster threatens to sweep both him and Ness away. Recommended for grade 6. Black and white. 1961 original copyright by Madeleine Polland, reprinted in 2001. 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Soft cover. 185 pp.
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This is a really exciting book about the 9th century Danish Vikings when they invade Ireland. Ness, a 12-year-old Irish girl, is caught by the son of The Sea King, who presumed all the people on the island to be dead.
I read this book in 6th grade for a book report and it's one of the best I've read. Even for people who don't like historical novels I'd recommend this book because it has a lot of action and a good plot.