Nancy Farmer is an internationally bestselling author whose works include The House of the Scorpion, which, in 2002, won the National Book Award. Other books include The Lord of Opium and The Sea of Trolls, The Land of the Silver Apples, and The Islands of the Blessed. She grew up on the Arizona-Mexico border and now lives with her family in the Chiricahua Mountains of Arizona.
"It's a wondrous tale of hobgoblins, mermaids and sea hags, Saxons and Northmen, old gods and young bards, thoroughly steeping readers in Norse mythology. It's also a long, beautifully written tale, expertly weaving together several story lines and informing readers new to the series of crucial plot points from the previous volumes." -- "Kirkus Reviews", Starred Review