The Gateway to Byzantium

Swedish title: Miklagårds lås

Series: Halvdan the viking

Category: Children / Fiction 6-9

Pub date: 03-03-2014

Format: 120 pages, 148 x 210 mm, b/w illustrations

The Gateway to Byzantium

Martin Widmark, illustrated by Mats Vänehem

Inspired by Frans Bengtsson, Martin Widmark really lays it on thick in a series of full-blooded yarns about young Halvdan who ends up in one adventure after the other together with his companion Meia. 
The Gateway to Byzantium is the fifth part of the series “Halvdan Viking”.
In The Gateway to Byzantium, Halvdan, Meia, Björn and Grimulf finally reach Byzantium where Halvdan hopes to find his father. They search in Sofia’s church where they find Halvdan’s name etched on a railing. They receive unexpected help from a girl called Disa who leads them to the City Prison where from a terrace rooftop they catch sight of Halvdan’s father. But how can they free him? And if that’s not enough they have to somehow get into the emperor’s palace and take the red ruby, Oden’s other eye.

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