The Viking invasion of London has reached a fever pitch, and Askeladd and Thorfinn rush to take part in the carnage! Their goal is the capture of Cnut, the son of King Sweyn Forkbeard and heir to the throne of Scandanavia and the Danelaw. But standing in their way is Thorkell, one of the Viking world’s most daring warriors. The defeat of a living legend will be a formidable test of Askeladd’s cunning and Thorfinn’s ruthlessness, and of their ability to set aside personal grudges and fell a common enemy!
At the turn of the 11th century, the North Sea is in the grip of the Viking terror. Askeladd leads his small band of mercenaries into London, with the aid of the ruthless young Thorfinn. But Thorfinn has sworn to kill Askeladd one day to avenge his father’s death.