by Catherine Wells
"It must be said we all got what we wanted--Macbeatha most of all. And in the end, we all paid the price."
Kelda expected a simple, not unpleasant life in Norse-settled Scotland, serving in her master's hall and helping her mother work the land. Instead she is wrenched from her family, her life, and her culture and gifted to the barbarian warlord Macbeatha.