Under Viking rule the rolling hills of Yorkshire are a dangerous place - it pays to be prepared.
Under Viking rule the rolling hills of Yorkshire are a dangerous place, particularly for women. Kidnapping, pillaging and infighting are rife. It pays to be prepared.
Returning to his farm near Jorvik, Ralf discovers his Saxon wife and daughter have been kidnapped. Suspicions point in the direction of Ivar the Boneless, King of Jorvik.
Ubba, Ivar’s brother, has already befriended Ralf, admiring him for making a life in new country as a lone Dane.
Torri, wife of Ubba, and fierce shieldmaiden, will bloody her hands to protect her sons, the Ragnarsson heirs, at any cost.
The might of their bloodline is recognised the world over, with tales of bloodeagles and berserking striking fear into the hearts of even the most hardened warriors… but the whispers of war are getting louder.
Can Ubba the reluctant king put a stop to his volatile brother’s lust for power and destruction? Or will Ivar’s fits of rage and jealousy threaten everything they have fought for?
He lunged forward, kicked Ralf’s leg from under him and unbalanced him, and flung him to the floor on his knees. Within seconds, he had a seax at his throat.