The Sterkarm Handshake

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HarperCollins, Jan 21, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 576 pages
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"Beware of shaking hands with a Sterkarm."

For generations, the Sterkarms plundered the Scottish border. They were known for shaking on a bargain with a dagger clutched firmly in one hand -- and for not keeping their promises.

Now people from the 21st century have found a way to travel to the Sterkarms' time. The 16th century is rich in natural resources and historical detail, perfect for the modern investor or scholar. Anthropologist Andrea Mitchell finds more than research there, as she falls in love with a young Sterkarm warrior. But when he realizes how powerful and destructive the visitors truly are, he vows to keep them from his land forever. And in the bloody battle that ensues, Andrea must choose between her love and her world.

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User Review  - Jen-the-Librarian - LibraryThing

I love this book. It is classified as YA which I don't get. I think it works well as an adult book. Andrea is an anthropologist who time travels as part of a corporate plan to plunder the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ma_Washigeri - LibraryThing

A really good romp, but obvious that there is a lot of thought and intelligence underpinning it, so a very satisfying read. The characters really come alive to me as the author treats them all as ... Read full review

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