The Viking Age is in its final century; the gods are fading, as the old world shifts to a new belief and their sights to new lands in the west.
Thorfinn, a merchant ship owner, has invested heavily in an Atlantic crossing to Vinland, hoping to establish a permanent presence there, to trade with the Nordic countries and expand further north.
Adam of Bremen, the monk whose presence Thorfinn is suffering at the behest of his king, is seeking Ari Marrson in the new world; a supplanted and tyrannical leader of an independent monastic order of Culdees. Ari uses relics to control the population and takes what and who he wants.
Thorfinn’s wife, Gudrid returns to the land that took the life of her first husband and son of Eirik the Red. The band of explorers—allegiant to the Eirikssons is with her; ready to begin where they left-off twenty years earlier, a grave site at Kjalarness; the burial place of Gudrid’s husband, Thorvald. Where there’s a map to a lost city of gold.
Independent Publisher Book Award Bronze medal winner.