Published Jan 2010
You do not betray a Fellowship and live to see your hair turn white. For a Fellowship is an honour and oath-forged thing, as strong as a bear, as fast as a dragon sip, and as vengeful as the sea. If you betray a Fellowship you are a dead man, and Ealdred of Wessex had betrayed us. Raven: a mysterious young man from England with no memory and a blood-tainted eye has found friendship and purpose amongst a fierce brotherhood of Norse warriors. He has proved himself in battle and is certain now that Viking blood flows in his veins, but to survive in this harsh world, his cunning must be as sharp as his blade. With revenge on their minds, Raven and the Wolfpack plough the sea road in pursuit of the traitor Ealdred. There will be a reckoning, but in following him, Raven and his sword-brothers find themselves in the heart of a Christian empire that would wipe their kind from the face of the earth. Danger waits round every bend of the great river up which they travel – there are battles to be won, a time-honoured and brutal duel, and Raven will be taken prisoner and left to rot.