The Sea Dragon ~ The Azure Wind ~ Shadow of Midnight
Bjorn Guthbrandr – a one-time reiver turned priest of Esu; a humble Hand of the Great General, the Allfather of Men – has been caught up in a quest that began in the distant past. Travelling to his homeland in the mountains of far-off Jarla to consult with his superiors and seek out the trail of an artifact of ancient evil, he finds himself burdened with a most unusual companion: Salimankerias, a dragon of the sea. Together they must leave the south behind and make their way to the frozen northlands in the depths of winter, searching for the holy city of Kofalls, where they hope to find Bjorn’s superiors in faith, and the answers that they seek. They find much more than that; not only answers, but danger, disaster and death – and proof that the ancient evil that they feared has indeed awoken, more potent and dreadful than any they had expected to find. The holy city, Bjorn’s homeland, and even the world itself are at stake as the two ill-matched comrades strive to overcome the differences that divide them, and work together to defeat the dread powers that hope to enslave Bjorn’s people, and entomb the northlands in a shroud of eternal ice and darkness.
“The Sea-Dragon” is the first book of the Bjornssaga – three tales that concern the deeds of Bjorn Guthbrandr, Fist of the Allfather, in the months after his departure from the company of the Brotherhood of the Wyrm. Those earlier tales will be told in a forthcoming eponymous trilogy. While the Bjornssaga thus begins in medias res, each of its books, including this one, stands on its own, recounting a single, self-contained episode in the overall saga. The second book, “The Azure Wind”, and the third, “Shadow of Midnight”, will appear in the near future.