The fifth novel in Tim Hodkinson's Whale Road Chronicles featuring Viking lord Einar and the Wolf Coats, his shipmates. The Wolf Coats must sail to Brittany, to find the famous religious scholar Israel of Trieste. But can Einar overcome his pride, and his injuries, and make it back alive?
Einar must take back control of his destiny in this thrilling Viking adventure.
How do you defeat the undefeatable?
935 AD, Norway. Recovering from horrendous injuries, Einar finds himself unable to fight. He is not strong enough to defeat his rival, Eirik, who has seized Orkney despite Einar being the rightful Jarl.
Eirik's men soon raid the Norwegian coast, led by a warrior called the Bear. Cruel and ferocious, the Bear possesses a legendary blade – one that gives him a skill in battle that cannot be matched. Such an extraordinary sword could be key to Einar's plans – but first he and the Wolf Coats must contend with the Bear himself.
Caught between old foes and new ones, Einar must use all his wits to survive. But is a man who cannot wield a sword capable of being a true Viking warrior?
Reviews for Tim Hodkinson:
'Will appeal to fans of Bernard Cornwell, George R.R. Martin, and especially Theodore Brun' Historical Novel Society
'A gripping action adventure like the sagas of old' Melisende's Library
'An excellently written page-turner' Historical Writers Association