Daughter of the wind.

Author:Rosser, Claire
Position:Brief Article - Young Adult Review
 
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Scholastic, Orchard. 266p. c2003. 0-439-35224-X. $17.95. JS

Cadnum has written many YA novels; this one is set in the time of the Vikings and tells several parallel stories, all culminating in the kidnapping and rescue of the daughter of a chieftain. Hallgerd is a courageous beauty who is taken by a war party sent from a rival tribe--sometimes this was the method of arranging marriages that would unite competing clans. Two young hunters from her village have gone out on a bear hunt in a story that begins the novel. The bear kills one of the young men; the other eventually kills the bear and becomes a berserkir--an interesting entomological...

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