Publication date: April 2015
A striking movie tie-in edition of the stunningly told, warmly imagined survival story of a boy expected to fail, but whose extraordinary adventure leads him to succeed.
13-year-old Oskari is sent into the cold wilderness on an ancient test of manhood. He must survive armed only with a bow and arrow. But instead, he stumbles upon an escape pod from a burning airliner: Air Force One. Terrorists have shot down the President of the United States.
The boy hunter and the world’s most powerful man are suddenly the hunted, in a race against a deadly enemy.
Crouched in the shadow of a silver birch cluster, I lifted my head and sniffed the breeze. The earthy musk of damp moss and soil filled my nostrils, but there was a hint of something else; something warm and wild.