When Freya Dane inherits the small Scottish island called Findnar, the young archaeologist finds a treasure house of notes and artifacts from the island's Viking and Christian past.
But that is just the beginning of a story that began in 800 AD.
It is then that Signy, a young Pictish girl, survives a murderous Viking raid.
Taken in by the Christian missionaries of Findnar, she learns their language and their ways - even the mysteries of writing.
But before she can take her vows as a nun, she falls in love with the battle's other survivor- a Viking boy called Magni.
Forced to choose between her faith and the man she loves, Signy's fate will be tragic . . .As Freya uncovers Signy's story and the secrets hidden beneath her new home, she finally realizes that Findnar is as dangerous in the twenty-first century as it was twelve hundred years ago.'Bursting at the seams with romance, intrigue, visions from the past, Viking marauders, battles, and lost treasure . . . Whether a mystery, a romance, a thriller, or historical fiction, this is the perfect summer read.' Library Journal
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 448 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 10/10/1950
- Category: Historical fiction
- ISBN: 9780340920435