After a disastrous fire, Sigve the Awful decides to rebuild the old hall. While removing the burnt remains the thralls discover a gold hoard hidden under the stone footing of the old post holes. Where does it come from, and who put it there?
A large warship is sailing towards Vik, and in order to protect the gold the young chieftain must unleash the hidden powers of his magic sword. The only one who can do this is Yljali, his thrall lover. But Yljali is in labour, giving birth to Sigve's child...
The escalating battle between the powerful claimants to the Norwegian throne forces Sigve to fight tooth and nail to protect his property and his people. Will he have to turn to the gods for help?
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