Solveig has travelled alone from Norway to Asia to join her father, the right-hand man of the legendary Viking fighter, Harald Sigurdsson. Joining the Viking army, as it is about to invade Sicily on behalf of Empress Zoe of Byzantium, Solveig is soon horrified by the brutality, betrayal and ruthlessness of her own people. She makes up her mind to run away, but in doing so she embarks on a challenging journey that shows her that people of different races and religions can live in peace together.
This thought-provoking novel is the sequel to the acclaimed Bracelet of Bones. Rich in poetic language and imagery, and full of atmosphere, this is a fascinating historical novel for confident readers.