The Soursop family live on the western coast of newly Christian Iceland. Rolf, the son, is everything his father Hiarandi could hope for. Very good with the bow and arrow he is also thoughtful, loyal and strong.
One night during a storm Rolfs mother convinces her husband to go against common practice and light a fire to help a ship struggling off the coast. In a time when the community lived off the plunder of wrecked ships this is not appreciated and begins a series of misfortunes for the family that end with Hiarandi murdered and Rolf a thrall.
Can Rolf return home and clear his fathers name?
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