Winner of the Tir na n-Og AwardShortlisted for the Young Quills Historical Fiction AwardLonglisted for the Carnegie MedalIt is the year 454AD.
The Roman Empire has withdrawn from Britain, throwing it into the chaos of the Dark Ages.
Mai has been kept safe by her father and her sister, Haf.
But when Saxon warriors arrive at their farm, the family is forced to flee to the hills where British warlords lie in wait.
Can Mai survive in a dangerous world where speaking her mother tongue might be deadly, and where even the people she loves the most can't be trusted?
3F c 500 CE to c 1000 CE, 5AM Interest age: from c 11 years, YFT Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage), YNH History & the past: general interest (Children's / Teenage), YXZW Social issues: war & conflict issues (Children's / Teenage)