In the Shadow of the Gods
By James Bicheno
Published: January 31, 2014.
A.D. 789. Thorwulf, the adopted son of a Norse King, is sent with his friend and adoptive brother, Einar, on a trading voyage. A misunderstanding with the locals leads to violence but both soon prove their worth and go on to make names for themselves as warriors.
Thorwulf and Einar’s friendship is tested, however, when Einar’s Saxon slave, Edith, is revealed to be marked by the gods.