The Serpent (Paperback)
Oceans of blood have stained Scotland's shores for a century. Forging peace between the Vikings and Scots seems an impossible task, but Giric MacDomnail is resolute. Giric meets with Gunnar, chieftain of Clan Haraldson on Islay, with a proposal to end the carnage. But there's more at stake than peace when he meets Gunnar's sister.
Saga Haraldson is a shield-maiden who fights her clan's enemies with abandon-backing down from no one. This Scot, come to play them with his pretty words, deserves an axe in his chest. Instead, his reason and his words penetrate her defences.
Giric and Saga must mend the hatred and prejudice between two fiercely proud cultures. Can love be the binding ingredient for a peaceful future?