Junior Booklovers Contest Winner Aaron, age 11, Surrey,
This book is an amazing example of current writing styles mixed
with an enchanting medieval storyline. That old-world charm makes
it, so that there are so many twists and turns in the plot that to
relieve the mounting suspense, you have to finish the book all at
A nameless thirteen year old boy, known to all as "Asta's son"
becomes an orphan when his mother, Asta, dies. When he is declared
a "wolf's head*"for a crime he did not commit, he is forced to flee
his town of Stromford. He takes only two things with him: his
baptismal name - Crispin and his mother's cross of lead.
Every road-trip has a pit stop, and one on this journey led
Crispin to Bear, a middle-aged giant of a man. Eventually, Bear and
Crispin got along like father and son. Together they travelled to
Great Wexly to find out the secrets behind the identities of
Crispin's parents. What they uncovered during this journey will
have you sitting on the edge of your seat.
What I honestly thought about this book was that it was filled
to capacity with emotion that poured through. In the beginning it
was grief and sorrow, then fright and joy and then vengeance and
happiness. Frankly, I just thoroughly enjoyed this book.
* wolf's head: Someone who is not considered human and can be
killed on sight.