In this stand-alone companion book to The Coming of the Dragon, 16-year-old Hild has to decide what’s most important to her, honor or happiness. Those who have read Dragon will meet new characters and see some familiar faces from a new perspective. Readers new to Hild’s world will meet a girl who knows how to wield a sword, but whose job is to weave peace between two warring kingdoms.

Random House Children’s Books 2012


“Entrancing! Barnhouse weaves a web of magic and treachery that will ensnare you.”
-Cinda Williams Chima, bestselling author of the Heir Chronicles and the Seven Realms series

Peaceweaver is splendid historical fantasy. Barnhouse’s sure-footed prose and intricate world building deftly evoke a time of ancient magics, perilous journeys, and thrilling tales spun by firelight. Highly recommended.”
-Elizabeth C. Bunce, winner of the Morris Award; author of A Curse Dark as Gold and StarCrossed

a “fierce and thrilling fantasy”
-Akron Beacon Journal

“top notch historical fantasy”
-Charlotte’s Library (click here to read full review.)

“nerve-racking suspense . . . a thoroughly enjoyable read”

“This vigorous Norse saga is rich in details of medieval Scandinavian life, and Hild grows convincingly from a naïve, judgmental girl into an honorable, capable warrior-queen.”

“The author braids her knowledge of daily life in the Dark Ages effortlessly . . . Hild is a satisfyingly complex character.”

“Definitely a Notable Read of 2012 with top 10 potential.”
-The Book Smugglers (click here to read full review.)