Tofi and Leofric set off to rescue the snatched women of Crowhurst, including Tofi's young wife Judith. En route they encounter the Normans, the ruthless Ozouf, the gentler Coutances and the mute Drogo. But Tofi and Leofric outwit their pursuers and reach safety.
The English arrive at Stamford Bridge, catching the Viking army off guard. An early attack could be the only chance of an English victory. But the Norsemen have a secret weapon, Gyrd the Giant, who must hold the bridge until Viking reinforcements arrive. But he can't hold it forever. And after an epic battle through the rivers and trees our English heroes triumph over the Vikings. Tragically, this spells the end of the Viking age. But before Ordgar, Leofric and Tofi have time to recover, news reaches them that a new predator has landed in Sussex.
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