Set in eleventh century Iceland, this is the story of Halli, a young boy of good birth. Against a background of warring heathenism and Christianity, Halli sets out to determine his destiny. He discovers it in the double significance of the word ""Raven."" For Halli is destined to serve his cousin, the Raven, and to wander the seas on a ship of the same name. A serious student of Iceland, Alan Boucher endows his exciting story with a strong sense of the times and manners of the valorous medieval Northmen. A teen age historical romance of unusual substance, The Raven is highly recommended.