It’s 1079 AD and fourteen-year-old Ulf, son of a dung shoveler, lives in a hut in the shadow of the walls of Litchfield Castle. Their hut is but one of hundreds clustered at the foot of Lichfield Castle’s towering granite walls. But Ulf is cursed with a natural intelligence and a burning desire to get inside the Castle, to learn to read and write, to live in a world beyond dungy misery. And he’ll do anything …and anyone, to get what he wants!
Ulf doesn’t know the date, or the castle name, or even exactly how old he is. But Ulf does know he’s not going to waste away and die in feudal slavery. Ulf’s no twonk!
Because Ulf has a dream, Ulf is a one-man, teenage siege machine, and Ulf is going to invade the Castle!