Katherine Langrish is the author of several fantasy novels for children, including the Viking trilogy West of the Moon, and Dark Angels (HarperCollins). Her most recent publication is ‘Seven Miles of Steel Thistles’, a book of academic essays on fairy tales based on her well-known blog of the same name. Her writing for children draws on British and Scandinavian folk-lore and legends, and has been compared with that of Alan Garner.