A story for all lovers of Vikings. Back in the 13th Century scholars in Iceland wrote down the histories of the Vikings in Iceland, Norway and Scotland that had been handed down over generations of story tellers. These accounts, known as the Icelandic Sagas, are full of life, adventure and humour. The history of Svein Asleifsson told in the Orkneyinga Saga was probably written around the year 1200. This novel pays homage to that, but provides an original twist drawing on over thirty other sagas and tales to provide detail and interest with insight into the period. This novel is a racy, graphic, personal account of Svein Asleifsson, the Orkney and Caithness 12th century Viking. The first person narrative is written in a form of Scots which includes Norse derived Orkney and Caithness dialects.