In the latter half of the ninth century A.D., a young Norse warrior joins his people on his first raid to Britain. He dreams of glory in battle and returning home with tribute and spoils. But when his longship is burned, he finds himself trapped in an unfriendly land. Dreams of glory give way to a fight for survival. When his new home is invaded, his loyalty to those who spared his life is tested. Will he remain loyal to his Scottish saviors, or will he side with the invaders he used to call family? The Saga of Asbjorn Thorleikson is William Speir’s second work of historical fiction and is based on a legend from his own family. The novel is a 2015 Royal Palm Literary Award semi-finalist in the Historical Fiction category.
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