The Silver Dirham

Mosse, Greg (2009) The Silver Dirham. MA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The year is 940 AD. In a village in southern Finland, 13- year-old Patu is looking forward to the end of winter, the first days of spring. Then he has a vision – something coming along the river, devastating and lethal. Vaïno, the village leader, thinks it could be Raider long boats sailing up the estuary from the Great Sea. So does Edda the Coward, living in quarantine up by the Crag. But the animals – and especially Patu’s hunting hound Beast – know better. The Feast of the two villages takes place just as it always does. Patu’s father prepares to win the annual footrace to the weir. His mother is absorbed in the final weeks of pregnancy. His callous elder brother is trekking in the hills. Then disaster strikes and Patu’s family is forced to make a desperate last stand. The Silver Dirham is the first episode in a fast-paced adventure trilogy. The tale continues with The Silver Rivers, an extraordinary quest through the heartlands of medieval Russia, and The Silver City, the climactic assault on Byzantium.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:15
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/733

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