||This is part historical fiction and
part fantasy. Hanne and her family live in Norway in 1883.
Most of the children have inherited the power of the
Nytte. These powers are a gift from the Norse gods and are
handed down from generation to generation. Hanne's
father is a ship-wright. Older brother Steig is a
storm-born. But Hanne is a Berserker. These are the
most dangerous of the Nyttes. The Berserkers are
killers. If anyone Hanne loves is in danger, she
can't help herself. And that is what happens. Her
father is in danger and Hanne's Nytte takes over. The men
who threatened them are now dead as is her father. And now
the kids are running for their lives. If they are found
out, they will be killed. They take a ship to
America and head west searching for an uncle who they
believe can help Hanne control her Nytte. But they are
being chased by men who have a different idea of what
should happen to them.
|SUBJECTS: Ability -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Fiction.
Immigrants -- Fiction.
Mythology, Norse -- Fiction.
Norwegian Americans -- Fiction.
Supernatural -- Fiction.