Ten years after the Black Death devastated the country, a poor family sets out on a journey to search for better living conditions. In a deserted mountain pass, they are attacked by a gang of ruthless killer thieves. The only one spared is 19 year old Signe. She is taken prisoner, and the gang brings her back to their camp. Here, she soon learns that they have a fate worse than death in store for her, and realises that her only hope is to escape.
11-year old Modulf thinks he is a super hero. Every day he is bullied by the toughest guys at school. And that’s fine. Because if Modulf is the one being bullied, the other children won’t be. Lise, a new girl in class, does not agree with Modulf’s theories. She cares, and creates havoc in the ranks – and suddenly she is the one who must be saved.