By Robert Low
The gripping action-packed sequel to The White RavenThe Oathsworn became feared and revered in the course of the Viking international, and although men cower of their presence, status comes at a cost. whereas the Oathsworn experience their new-found reputation, Sterki, an previous enemy with revenge in his center, assaults their homestead—the Fjord Elk is sunk, previous oarmates die, and the Oathsworn are pressured to escape into the mountains. Unused to wasting, the Oathsworn retreat to lick their wounds and to deal with Queen Sigrith, pregnant and shortly to undergo the inheritor to the crown of Sweden. although the urge for revenge is powerful, Orm's first responsibility is to guard the queen, and Orm quickly realizes that revenge isn't the in basic terms factor on Sterki's mind—he has joined forces with Styrbjorn, nephew of King Eirik and subsequent in line to the throne if he can in simple terms cast off the present inheritor. because the Oathsworn struggle to safeguard themselves, their fortunes, and an unborn prince, they've got time to mirror that the hammer of destiny can fall heavy at the recognized.
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It was true, of course – accepting the fostering of another’s child was also an acceptance that the father was of a higher standing than you were. But this bothered me much less than the fact that Leo, the innocent monk from the Great City and barely out of his teens, had worked this out. Even then, with only a little more than twenty years on him, he had a mind of whirling cogs and toothed wheels, like those I had seen once driving mills and waterwheels in Serkland. He also ate the horse, spearing greasy slivers of it on a little two-tined eating fork.
Tow-Hair went down in a bloody eyeblink and the axes flailed on in Stygg Dusi’s fists, his carefully applied skin-marks streaked with blood, as he hurled himself in a bellowing whirl of arms and legs and axes over the side and into the crowded Dragon Wings. Men scattered before him. ‘Stygg Dusi,’ Nes-Bjorn pointed out and split a feral grin as the man by-named Shy Calm howled and chopped and died hard in the middle of the enemy ship. ‘There are twelve of them,’ I offered and Nes-Bjorn scowled. ‘Eleven now – no, ten, for Stygg has done well.
I should have known better; I should have remembered myself at his age. ’ I asked lightly, reminding Crowbone of the biting stories he had told us, a boy holding grown freemen in thrall out on the cold empty. ‘I have tales left,’ he answered seriously. ‘But the one I have is for later. ’ He saw the confusion in my face and turned away, trotting towards the ship. ‘An eagle told me of troubles to come,’ he flung back over his shoulder. ’ The chill of that stayed with me as I watched Short Serpent slither off down the fjord and even the closeness of Thorgunna under my arm could not warm it, for I was aware of what she carried in her belly and of what her sister cradled in her arms.