When Michael and his father arrive on Drang Island for a camping trip, they find that all the rumors they've heard are true. The island is desolate, sparsely populated and far from civilization. It seems the perfect place for Michael's father to finish the last chapters of his book of Norse stories. Unfortunately it soon becomes apparent that some of the other rumors they've heard about Drang Island – stories about spirits, strange sacrifices and a serpent lurking in the ocean – might also be true!
Arthur Gregory Slade (born 1967) is a Canadian author. He lives in Saskatoon in Saskatchewan, Canada. He was raised on a ranch in the Cypress Hills and began writing in high school. He attended the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon and received an English Honours degree in 1989. His first short story was published that same year. He then worked as a night auditor at a hotel for several months and as a copywriter for a radio station in Saskatoon for several years. His novel Dust received the Governor General's Award for Children's Literature in 2001.