The Gripping Beast
by Torgeir Hansson
Eirik Hjaltison barely escapes his father’s enemies, and soon finds himself in the heartland of Europe, up against greater forces than he can take on alone. But there is an Egyptian girl who can sew wounds, and seven Northmen who come along for some plunder. On the dark trail of the Medieval Slave Trade they become part of a struggle to the death, to avenge the family and restore their honor.