A young apprentice shaman in 11th-century Iceland must embark on a perilous journey across the barren wastes of Iceland, where monsters dwell in black lakes and bandits swarm in the mountains. And at the end of the quest lies the greatest danger of all.
Gary Cross is a junior fiction writer who writes primarily in the horror genre. His publications include Borderland (Reed, 2005); Plague of the Undead (Penguin, 2009) and Empire of the Undead (Penguin 2010). The breadth of his appeal is evoked in a review in Tearaway of Plague of the Undead, [It's] a great book for horror, vampire, history and fantasy buffs alike.'