Author(s): N. M. Browne
A Celtic warrior girl is held captive and enslaved by a rival tribe. When fever takes her only friend she knows she must escape, but she runs straight into the path of two Roman foot soldiers. Thinking they will kill a warrior instantly, the girl disguises herself as a beggar and asks to share their fire. Using her gift as a seer she discovers that one of the soldiers is not what he seems. Celtic blood courses through his veins too, but there is something else. He is a shapeshifter - a Versipellum. He shares his soul with that of the wolf. The girl needs to reach the leader of her dead friend's tribe, and the boy must escape the Romans before they discover his true nature. Their only chance of survival is to help each other. But what will happen when their powers are combined?
A fantastically page-turning werewolf story with a difference - based on actual historical references and written in N.M. Browne's incredibly evocative style Epic fantasy novel with brilliantly strong male and female central characters Truly amazing battle scenes
Praise for the Warriors trilogy: 'One of the very best magical adventures of the past 30 years ... [Browne] is a part of the grand Celtic storytelling tradition in British children's literature that began with Kipling's Puck of Pook's Hill, continued with T.H. White's The Sword in the Stone and blossomed in Tolkien and Alan Garner' The Times
N.M. Browne went to New College, Oxford to read Philosophy and Theology and then to King's College, Cambridge, to train as a teacher. After attaining an MBA she worked for an oil company as an all-purpose executive and then remembered what it was she'd always wanted to do - write. She is now a powerful voice in children's fiction, 'blending history, myth, archaeology and psychology like no writer since Rosemary Sutcliff'. She lives in London with her family.