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The Winter Drey

The Trilogy of the Tree, Part II

by (author) Sean Dixon

Key Porter Books
Initial publish date
Aug 2009
Norse, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2009
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In The Feathered Cloak, Rolf watched his sister Freya take flight. Is it his turn now to do something extraordinary?
Rolf the Ranger isn't a typical nine-year-old boy. For one thing, he's a giant--ten feet tall and still growing. For another, he's so shy that he speaks only single words. And his sister, Freya, is gone--flown away on her newly grown wings. Rolf is lonely. He needs a friend.
Will it be the little squirrel Rat-A-Task, who speaks to him from the rafters of his bedroom and urges Rolf to set out on a mysterious journey? Or perhaps Rolf's friend will be the man they see in the woods; a man who carves stories into the turnks of trees and calls himself Egil the Poet. And then there are the sons and daughters of Erik Blood-Axe, a band of Viking warriors who want to restore the old ways even a s new religion, brought by a young Christian king, threatens to take over the land.
In The Winter Drey, all will meet in the vast and beautiful branches of the Tree of the World. It is where their destinies will become intertwined, and where a nine-year-old giant just might discover the courage to be who he really is.
Also available:
The Feathered Cloak, The Trilogy of the Tree, Part I

About the author

Sean Dixon is a novelist and playwright, co-founder of the seminal 90s Winnipeg physical Theatre Company PRIMUS. His novels include The Girls Who Saw Everything (published in the UK as The Last Days of the Lacuna Cabal) and The Many Revenges of Kip Flynn. His recent plays include Theatrefront's The Orange Dot, (which Toronto Star's Karen Fricker called a "finely nuanced observation of male-female interaction ... that is part triumph, part tragedy of wronged, vengeful women"), Blyth Festival's The Wilberforce Hotel (published by Scirocco, about a short-lived African American settlement in 1830's Ontario) and Tarragon Theatre's 'A God in Need of Help' , based on the true story of four strong men who were forced to carry a painting over the Alps in the early 17th Century (GG nominated for best new play). Upcoming is a play for the Tarragon (Orphan Song) about two different species of early humans involved in the elemental experience of adoption, and a children's picture book about a kid making a family tree.

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