Alfred the Great has been dead for a decade. His legacy: an uneasy alliance between the neighbouring kingdoms of Wessex and Mercia.
Wulfgar, a young priest in training, more at home with his books than with a sword, has been tasked with an impossible mission. He must travel secretly to the badlands of the North and find the bones of a long lost saint.
But the Northern territories are under the rule of Viking invaders. And if Wulfgar is discovered, they will have his head...
A historical epic in the tradition of C.J.Sansom. V.M.Whitworth also writes as Victoria Whitworth and is the author of THE TRAITOR'S PIT and DAUGHTER OF THE WOLF.
VM Whitworth's gripping tale combines convincing historical details with a well constructed plot, but its greatest asset is undoubtedly its central character. In Wulfgar, she has created an immensely appealing hero whose further adventures readers will anticipate with relish.
Excellent - definitely for Sansom/Parris readers.
Once you're in, you will be hooked.
...an excellent debut whodunit with a Viking theme which is to be followed next year by The Traitors' Pit, to which I am already looking forward.