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A dark and powerful story of conflict, betrayal and magic from award-winning author Marcus Sedgwick. Shortlisted for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, Carnegie Medal and Blue Peter Book Award.

A boy destined to lead his clan. A girl raised by wolves. A stranger with a sealed box. One small community living in dread of the coming of the legendary warrior tribe, the Dark Horse . . .

A rich and powerful novel, set on a rocky northern coast in a bewitching, distant time.