Once there was an island and on that island there lived a boy…
Britain 135 BC
Orphaned at birth and raised by his aunt on an isolated island, Icastar has led a far from normal life. His body is misshapen, his days are tormented by whispering winds and demanding ghosts, and he only has seals for friends.
But there is more to this boy than his physical hardships and lonely location. The island and his own body might try to hold him down, caging him inside a world of pain, but he is the Icarus Child.
One day he will fly – or die trying.
Freedom is at stake, and failure is no longer an option.