Two longships glide silently towards the village of Wucestre at dawn. On board, Ulv prepares for his first battle, with enemies on both sides. His plans have gone terribly wrong, and now death or dishonour await.
Ashore, Marcus observes the ships approaching. Three winters have passed since he lost his mother in a Viking raid. This time, it's his duty to fight the heathens, alongside a handful of village men.
His life is forfeit, but his sacrifice might just give his sister Julia the time she needs to escape.