Gegnum þyrnigerðið won The Icelandic Children's Literature Prize in 1991.
With cover illustrations by Búi Kristjánsson.
About the book:
This is a book of adventure that takes place in a fantasy world that has been divided in two (East and West Valley) by an evil spell of the cruel Óþyrmir. The story can be seen to reflect on the fates of East- and West Germany and the difficulties that faced the German nation both before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall.