The first publication in an epic story of mesmerizing event from the acclaimed writer of the Sevenwaters series
"A multilayered plot, exciting characters and lyrical prose" Publishers Weekly
"An engrossing, superbly written paintings of ancient fiction" Booklist
Growing up on a farm in Rogaland, Norway, all Eyvind has ever sought after is to develop into one of many maximum Viking warriors-a Wolfskin-and struggle for his chief within the identify of the Warfather god, Thor. yet his pal Somerled, a wierd and lonely boy, has his personal plans for the longer term. they usually start with an oath of brotherhood, which Eyvind swears to turn out to Somerled that he has an ally.
A international away, Nessa, niece of King Engus of the people, starts her education to develop into a priestess of the sunshine Isles, and study the methods of the mysteries.
Many years later, Eyvind, now the most very popular Wolfskins, is obliged to accompany Somerled and a gaggle of settlers, led by means of Somerled's a lot revered brother, Ulf, to start a brand new payment at the attractive islands rumoured to lie around the western sea. The day trip starts badly, in spite of the fact that, with a sad occasion on board one of many ships. whatever tells Eyvind that it can no longer were an coincidence ...
In spite of those beginnings they achieve the islands, and Ulf's new cost is a harmonious one. Then someday, on a visit to a Holy position of the folks, a brutal homicide happens. Now Eyvind starts off to suppose the ties of his boyhood oath, and realises what kind of destiny Somerled had in brain for himself all these years in the past ...
Fans of Marion Zimmer Bradley, Isobelle Carmody and Robin Hobb will love Juliet Marillier.