Fifteen-year-old Sigurd, son of King Sigmund, is the last surviving member of the Volson clan. His father's kingdom -- the former city of London -- is gone. And his father's knife, a gift from Odin himself, has been shattered to dust.
Now, Odin's eye is upon him. Armed with a powerful sword forged from the remnants of his father's knife, Sigurd will face death, fire, and torment. He must travel through Hel and back...to unite his country once again.
Melvin Burgess has produced a body of work that is both challenging and thrilling, including the seminal teen drug and love novels Smack and Doing It. His books have been adapted for film, stage, and television.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 18, 2011)