""Your name here is Aedelric. That name was given to you when you were brought here for your safety. Your real name in Norse is Arnvatr, King Arnvatr."" Raised as a simple Christian monk in ninth-century England, Aedelric finds himself compelled to journey to the farthest reaches of the known world to Scandanavia, a land steeped in darkness and superstition. Accompanied by an elite band of Norse warriors for the voyage, he encounters the excitement of battles, storms, witchcraft, and political intrigue as he struggles to bring Christianity to the Norse and not lose his faith by the enormity of changes in his own life. A matchless tale of conquest based on real places, people, and events, Aedelric is a realistic, action-filled novel the whole family can enjoy.