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is the story of Halla, a girl born to a king but cast out onto the hills to die. She lives among bears; she lives among dragons. But the time of dragons is passing, and Odin All-Father offers Halla a choice: Will she stay dragonish and hoard wealth and possessions, or will she travel light?
--Amal El-Mohtar, NPR, You Must Read This
From the dark ages to modern times, from the dragons of medieval forests to Constantinople, this is a fantastic and philosophical fairy-tale journey that will appeal to fans of Harry Potter, Diana Wynne Jones, and T. H. White's The Sword in the Stone.
No one knows better how to spin a fairy tale than Naomi Mitchison."--The Observer
Read it now.--Ursula K. Le Guin
You will love this book.--Holly Black
The enchantments of Travel Light contain more truth, more straight talking, a grittier, harder-edged view of the world than any of the mundane descriptions of daily life you will find in ... science fiction stories.
-- Paul Kincaid, SF Site
A gem of a book.
-- Strange Horizons
Every page is full of magic and wonder....well worth seeking out.-- Rambles
Combines the best of Rowling and Pullman, being full of magic and fantasy with the hard edge of reality sharp at its edges.
-- The New Review/LauraHird.com