A fantasy quest novel, with a setting that has a remarkably different
feel. Yes, there is an evil dark lord type, in the form of a scary
serpent. Three people must set out on a quest to see what they can do
about it. A naive young man from a northern norse type culture, a
warrior that has done a lot of slaying in his time, and a woman that is
a victim of the aforementioned slayer.
The novel has a dark, brooding feel, stylistically.