The Dark Horse

by Marcus Sedgwick
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A girl snatched from the wolves, a sealed box that can only be opened by one person, a sinister stranger with black-palmed hands, and a boy destined to lead his clan are woven together in this riveting story of betrayal and ancient magic. Set in a distant time, in a distant place, the Storn live quietly, fishing and farming, eking what living they can. But on the day of the wolf hunt their lives will change for ever. That's the day Sig rescues a small, ragged, howling child, more like the wolves she came from than a human being. They call her Mouse, but who is she really? What is her secret? Years later they find out. The shocking discovery of her true identity brings to life a terrifying legend and plunges them all into treachery and a cruelty from which there is no escape.

"Marcus Sedgwick shows the potential of a young Alan Garner." – Dinah Hall, Daily Telegraph

""highly charged, timeless mystery... Sparely told, rich in imagination."Guardian


Release date 2002

Details updated August 29, 2021

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