In tenth century England, a boy searches for his father’s sword, but only when he defeats his own fears and becomes a man can he claim it and become Byrhtnoth, a great Anglo-Saxon warrior. “Christine Hancock opens a window to the tenth century; a time rich with intrigue, treachery, plots and skirmishes.” (Matthew Harffy)
England in the tenth century is close to peace, but the king is still in need of warriors.
At the age of seven, his mother dead, Byrhtnoth is sent to train with other boys, but suffers as he has no father’s name. He is shown a sword, his father’s sword, and he is told that it will be his when he proves himself a man.
When the girl he loves is captured by the Vikings, he is sent to rescue her. A king tragically dies and Byrhtnoth blames himself. Can he overcome his fears and discover the truth about his father? Will he live long enough to become a man and claim the sword?
“Christine Hancock opens a window to the tenth century; a time rich with intrigue, treachery, plots and skirmishes.” (Matthew Harffy)