A fleet of longships emerge out of the morning mist on 8th of June in AD 793, and race toward the island of Lindisfarne, one of England’s most holy sites. After beaching their vessels, blood-thirsty Norsemen wearing
helmets and shields, disembark with swords and battleaxes in hand. They sprint to the monastery, force their way in and then leave behind them a swathe of ruin, vandalism and slaughter, as they ransack the buildings, dig up the altars, and haul away the holy treasures and capture many slaves in chains.
The architect of the raid was Jarl Magnus Magnússon, nicknamed the Red Plagye. But distracted by his campaign to build the foundations of a vast empire, he underestimates the greed and jealousy of another scheming Scandinavian noble called Sigvald Foeslayer, who covets the Red Plague’s shipping fleet and burgeoning territory gains back in Norway.
With the fate of his family and homeland at stake, unless he can slay the rival chieftain and his allies, Magnússon’s reign could come to a sudden, bloody end in the Clash of the Vikings.
This historical action-adventure conveys the spirit, manners and social conditions of the period, portraying the life and death of Vikings. It will appeal to those with an interest in adventure and historical fiction.