Young Ragnar and Hilda. Ragnar the Destroyer and Rose.
Two polar opposite people, who were born worlds apart in a time when their people enslaved each other and fought bloody wars.
Rose was just 12 years old when her life changed forever.
A well-born girl, daughter of a rich merchant, smarter than men who were old enough to be her father.
But she needed more than a sharp mind when she was taken from her home in the middle of the night and taken across rough seas, only to be enslaved by people who speak a strange language. She needed a friend. She needed protection.
A huge viking, infamous throughout Scotland, England and his home country in the north.
Ragnar is still a boy when he first laid eyes on the blonde-haired slave girl on the shores of Fyrkat.
He knows he cannot let another man buy her. He must make a choice. A choice that will forever alter the path of his life.