As the bombs rain down in the Second World War, one young girl is evacuated to the English countryside. Struggling to make sense of her new wartime life, she is given a copy of a book of ancient Norse myths and her inner and outer worlds are transformed. Linguistically stunning and imaginatively abundant, this mesmerising tale - inspired by the myth of Ragnarok - is a landmark piece of storytelling from one of the world´s truly great writers.
"Lyrical and urgent" (The Times)
A.S. Byatt is the author of fifteen works of fiction including the Booker Prize-winning Possession, The Biographer´s Tale and the Man Booker-shortlisted The Children´s Book. A distinguished critic as well as a writer of fiction, A.S. Byatt was appointed CBE in 1990 and DBE in 1999.