Hardback book in dustjacket. Very fine/ver fine new unread condition. Signed by the author directly on the title page.
The second in the series charting the adventures of the Oathsworn, a band of Vikings looking for the return of the Rune Sword that will lead them to Attila's Hoard Young Orm Ruriksson the 'Bear Slayer' and the surviving Oathsworn find themselves in Constantinople with nothing but an old sword, having tasted the possibility of untold riches in Attila the Hun's funeral mound. Worse, they are Vikings without a ship. But the sword was Attila's and it is priceless, and only Orm can read the runes on the hilt that will lead them back to his treasure. Disaster befalls the young warrior when he is ambushed in a darkened alley, the precious sword wrenched from his hands by ruthless villains sent by his old enemy, Starkad. And unless Orm can win back the sword, his short tenure as leader of the Oathsworn could be over. The Oathsworn pursue Starkad and his men across the middle-east, become pawns of Emperors, and fight cruel Saracens and bands of ghoulish escaped slaves. For Orm the burden of failure is death, whilst success will bring the possibility of riches beyond his wildest dreams.A fast paced, action packed sequel to The Whale Road, the amazing depiction of a band of brothers, fighting