'Powerful ... subtly conveyed sense of time and place'
' One of the best and most perceptive writers for young people'
'A complex and moving story'
'The characters are so real that even when you put the book down, you find yourself still living in the fifth century.'
'Sam McBratney brings the fifth century vividly and startlingly to life.'
One of the 'Top ten Irish books from cradle to college, recommended by Celia Keenan'
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