Warriors and warlords, action and adventure, growth and understanding:
Truth Seeker is a gripping tale about the pursuit of honour and adventure, and the revelations that these bring.
A young Viking boy flees his homeland and cruel stepfather to join his real father - a legendary warrior living in Dublin. His ambition is to gain honour through battle and brave deeds, using his powerful sword, the Truth Seeker. But he soon learns that not all battle is glorious, not all death honourable, and that sometimes your enemies have as much to teach you as your own people.
A powerful coming-of-age story, set against the turbulent background of Viking raids, feudal battles
and the bloody demands of the god Odin.
Deborah Lisson is a well-known author of young adult fiction, living in Banbury, Australia. Her passion for the story of Red Hugh led her to research this book in Ireland. Her novel The Devil's Own won the Western Australia Premier's Award for Children's Fiction and was shortlisted for the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award in 1991; her book, A Place of Safety, won the Western Australia Premier's Award for Children's Literature in 1997. Deborah's latest book, Truth Seeker, was published by O'Brien Press in October 2001.