The Norse Queen
Ninth century Norway -- a land shattered into thirty warring kingdoms, where a woman can seize power, if she is bold enough.Daughter of a Norse king, fifteen-year-old Åsa prefers swordplay to needlework and dreams of becoming a shield-maiden. When she spurns a powerful warlord, he attacks, killing her father and brother and taking her captive. To save her surviving people, Åsa must wed the murderer. To take vengeance, she must bide her time while secretly mastering the warrior's craft and the dark mysteries of sorcery.