The Short Knife by Elen Caldecott



It was amazing! The book is a puzzle that the reader has to solve, aided with clues until the very end when all is revealed and yet the future is uncertain. The character of Mai is interesting, her adventures, sorrows, triumphs, all become the readers as they follow her through England in 485 AD! It was also very interesting to me to find out more about the ‘dark ages’ as I never knew a lot about them, and have realised it was a very interesting time. All in all, I loved it! Rating: 5/5. By: Konnie (age 15).

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Young Mai and her sister, Haf, are suspicious of the Saxon soldiers arriving in their village. Proved rightly so by a brutal attack on their family home, the sisters must seek a new place to belong, encountering betrayal, love and everything in between in the process.

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