The Swan’s Road
In the eleventh century, Harald, second son of King Canute, attempts to reach Rome in time to prevent Robert the Devil, Duke of Normandy, from assassinating his father. “Filled with non-stop action and with a narrative that threatens to mesmerize, The Swan’s Road was impossible to put down.” (The Coffee Pot Book Club)
In the eleventh century, Canute, the Viking king of Engla-lond and Scandinavia, sails with his son, Harald, and his shield brothers to Rome. Thrown off course by a storm, they follow the route up the Rhine. When Harald hangs back to assist Selia, a beautiful Frisian woman, his path turns perilous. New found enemies, retainers of Robert the Devil, Duke of Normandy, pursue them. Harald, Selia, and their companions fail to rendezvous with King Canute, and are forced to travel cross-country on horseback. If Duke Robert’s plan to assassinate Canute succeeds, an invasion of Engla-lond will follow. Can Harald and Selia reach Rome in time to warn the King?