Erin S. Riley
Selia is a girl approaching womanhood. To escape an arranged betrothal, she marries a charismatic Viking warlord. But as his character flaws come to light and she becomes closer to his brother, Selia begins to have misgivings. . . especially when a secret from the past threatens to destroy them all.
Selia is a girl on the verge of womanhood, frustrated by the confines of her gender and resentful of the freedom her brother boasts of. Intelligent and resourceful, she longs for an escape from her sheltered existence.
A decision to sneak to the city’s harbor to view the Viking longships leads to an encounter with Alrik Ragnarson, a charismatic Viking warlord whose outward beauty masks a dark and tortured mind. With the knowledge that her father is about to announce her betrothal to a man she doesn’t love, Selia marries Alrik and within a day is bound for Norway and a new life.
While Selia’s relationship with her new husband grows, her friendship with his brother Ulfrik grows as well. And as Alrik’s character flaws come to light and tension mounts between the two brothers, a secret from the past is revealed, one that threatens to destroy them all.