Skydancer follows the lives of a family of ravens, on particular, Wulf. We meet him, as well as Loki and Murrigan, his siblings, on their first day, newly hatched. Their parents, Darkfeather and Silver, are the centre of their world until they leave their nest. When he fledges, Wulf discovers a passion for flight. As he grows, his love of 'skydancing' grows with him and he learns many complicated and daring moves. But like all creatures, he lives a life filled with risk. Wulf's family has a mortal enemy in Morphius, a powerful and dangerous raven. Wulf must face the possibility of life without flight and is attacked by the older raven.
This is one of a number of test Wulf endures as he grows to young childhood in the wild. Through it all, he and his brother and sister face life with courage and zest. But they cannot escape the curse of Morphius, and in the emd, Wulf must face his enemy to ensure a future for himself and his family.
About the Author
Cathy Brown Murphy was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia and graduated from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. She has received a first place award in the category of writing for children in the Atlantic Writers competition, as well as first place award in the Writers' Federation of New Brunswick competition. Her previous book for young readers, Jasmine's Journey, was recently nominated for the Hackamatack Award. Skydancer is her second book for young readers. Cathy currently resides in Moncton, New Brunswick.