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Draugr (Northern Frights #1)

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"Are you afraid of the dead?" her grandfather asked.

Sarah Asmundson will discover the answer to that question. She is prepared for her grandfather's scary stories, but is anything but prepared when events from the story about a draugr--a man who comes back from the dead--begin to happen around her. A tale to frighten and entertain the young and the young at heart. The firs...more
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Published May 25th 2011 by Dava Enterprises (first published February 1st 1998)
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Sheilagh Lee

Draugr (Northern Frights) by Arthur Slade

I was a big reader of Grimm’s fairy-tales when I was a child I loved the scare that you would get from them. I also loved family tales and legends so this book Draugr (Northern Frights) [Kindle Edition] by Arthur Slade intrigued me despite the fact that it was written for a younger audience.
The young characters in the book Sarah, Michael and Angie are visiting their grandfather in Manitoba, Canada. Their Grandfather whose homeland was Iceland likes to...more
Fourteen year old Sarah, her twin brother Micheal and their cousin Angie go to visit their grandfather in Gimli, Manitoba for the summer. They come prepared for a quiet vacation in the rural community and their grandfather's scary stories based on Icelandic mythology; however all of this changes when the stories start to come true and a draugr, a man who comes back from the dead, comes after them and their grandfather.

I found Draugr to be a quick read that will probably appeal to young readers (...more
I didn't realize this was YA when I started it, but I did enjoy it. Fairly scary for the genre. The main characters are 14-16 year-olds visiting their grandfather in Canada. There's a ghost-boy warning of danger and a big hairy monster loose in the woods that ends up hunting our little group. The teens end up having to rescue their grandfather and friends. References to Icelandic mythology and folklore were interesting. Solid storyline, good characterization, holds attention, good detail. Great...more
Jeffrey Newman
Finally, a great book dealing with the myths from the Scandinavian countries. Read the whole book in almost one sitting. Good detail and a first person point of view made the story easy to follow. Four thumbs up for this novel. I will definitely suggest my students to read this. Now, I need to read the other stories by this author....
It was a creepy book, but should've been more so. Not enough action for me. There were way to many Icelandic phrases and names to keep up with completely. It was an ok book, I might try another book by this author, but only if it is free like this one was. However, it was clean with nothing objectionable.
Lorina Stephens
An engaging young readers novel, well-written, thoroughly Canadian. Arthur Slade examines the Icelandic legend of the Draugr in this Gimli, Manitoba based story.
Bry Jensen
One of my first supernatural reads. Inspired my love of vampires, werewolves and all things otherworldly, and scared me reading late at night as a kid!
Jefferson Smith
A strong spooky story with just enough Old World bogey lore to settle itself inside your skull when the lights are out and the night comes a'howling.
A fairly good read, if a little shorter than I like. Interesting characters and world. I enjoyed reading it very much
Arthur Slade explores the Icelandic legend of the Draugr in this well written story for young teenagers.
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Arthur Slade was raised in the Cypress Hills of southwest Saskatchewan and began writing at an early age. He received an English Honours degree from the University of Saskatchewan, spent several years writing advertising and now writes fiction full time. He is the author of the "Canadian Chills" series of books, "Dust" (which won the Governor General's award), "Tribes," and "Jolted." He currently...more
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