ELFGIFT, the elf's get and the Goddess' darling, fights to keep his throne. If he loses, he loses everything: crown, love and life. Elfgift's Christian half-brother, Unwin, will never be satisfied untilElfgift is dead. He vows that, on capturing Elfgift, he will hand him to his Danish allies to be sacrificed to Odin. The sacrifice of the blood-eagle.
It's a gruelling war, but Elfgift is sustained by the love of the Goddess he fights for...until he asks that the life of his brother, Wulfweard, be spared. Wulfweard's life is owed to Odin and the Goddess tells him he must choose: will he have Her at his side, or his brother?
A brief truce, to celebrate Jul and Christ's Mass, ends in brutal treachery. Elfgift falls into Unwin's power. Will the Goddess now come to his aid or has She deserted him?
Goodreads rating: 3.6/5