"Readers interested in adventure-particularly survival-and early medieval history will enjoy these stories." -- Publishers Weekly "Publishers Weekly"
‘A new vision flashed into Niclaus’ mind. He saw an army of bloodthirsty Norsemen hunting down a man. Reaching the cliff top, the man jumped. The chase was on.’
Niclaus has just one aim in life – to win the Trial of Endurance to become the next leader of his village. The Trial is not without risks, and many have perished trying to complete it.
But little does he realise that Cado, leader and oracle of Newgrange, has very different plans for him; plans that involve taking on the might of Hakon the Black, the most feared Norse lord, and travelling far from everything he knows to defend the White Cross Followers.
Hakon’s savagery knows no bounds; battle lines are forming; power beyond imagining is at stake – and at the heart of it all is Niclaus. Will he have the strength to fulfil his destiny?