A. D. 1000 - The Northern Reaches of Europe: Raef flees from Constantinople with Leif, Icelandic warrior, and the girl Laissa. Suddenly bereft of Raef's patroness and washed up upon the shores of Normandy, Raef is ordered back to Jorvik, his father's hall in England...
And that's just the start. A continuation of Cecilia Holland's The Soul Thief
, this looks to be a raging good adventure; one that might capture most guys' attention. Looks great to me!
Cecilia Holland ("...one of the most respected historical novelists in the world.") has garnered great adjectives: 'rousing' and 'vivid', with 'continual action'. Worth a look-definitely!