Beren, a Viking princess, is forced to flee her home after her father is killed and her people defeated in battle. Guided by her uncle, she and the remains of her tribe come to England seeking sanctuary. But Vikings have been there before and laid waste to the land, and Beren's small group is met with scorching hatred from the locals. When Beren's uncle takes her men south to fight the king, Beren is left struggling to protect the rest of her followers. The only help comes from the local abbey. The monks there want everybody to live in peace. But when Beren befriends a trainee monk, the factions are further divided, and the hatred simmering under the surface begins to boil over. And then a new threat - from Beren's own uncle - raises its head. Now the people must decide: fight amongst themselves and be annihilated by a greater power, or unite under Beren's command, and fight for their freedom.
Used availability for Pauline Chandler's Viking Girl
June 2007 : UK Paperback
March 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition