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The Viking Claw

The Viking Claw

(Book #4 of Finnegan Zwake)
For Ages: 12 and up
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Finn and his mystery-writer uncle head to Iceland in search of the Haunted City of Tquuli, where Finn's archaeologist parents were last seen before their odd disappearance eight years ago. Finn doesn't believe the creepy legends about the Haunted City and the ancient Vikings who lived there -- until a member of the rock-climbing expedition vanishes from inside a sleeping bag...one that was dangling a hundred feet from the base of an icy cliff!

Then another climber disappears, leaving a trail of footprints that abruptly end in a field of snow. Is it modern-day murder, or the revenge of phantom Viking warriors?
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  • Simon Pulse | 
  • 192 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442431010 | 
  • April 2011 | 
  • Grades 7 and up
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Chapter One: Thor's Mountain

Ping, ping.

Uncle Stoppard tightened his seat belt. He turned to me and said, "That's the five-thousand-foot signal."

Through the plane window I saw a vast field of greenish-blue water. We were descending over the Atlantic Ocean. I squashed my face against the clear plastic and stretched my eyeballs to get a glimpse of our destination. A brown shore of jagged jigsaw pieces was rushing toward us. Farther away the sun was rising over dark, sharp-edged mountains. Volcano country.

"You should put that away," said Uncle Stoppard. "If we have a bumpy landing, those papers will fly all over... see more

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