A murdered diplomat, planted evidence and a treacherous sister: once again, Helga had better find the real killer quickly, before heads start rolling - literally - in this brand-new Viking noir mystery.
'For Vikings done right, come to Snorri Kristjansson' Mark Lawrence, author of RED SISTER
After five years on the road, Helga has finally settled near King Eirik's court in Uppsala, where she's well-regarded as a healer. She's even in a relationship, of sorts.
But life is about to get a bit more exciting, for King Eirik has summoned all those who owe him fealty to the King's Council and tempers are already flaring. The body of an unknown boy is found near the river, but with delegations from all over the country arriving and rumours of an imminent attack, there are more important things to attend to than the death of a nobody . . .
Only Helga suspects murder, until a second body makes it clear that someone is intent on breaking up the King's Council - and that a traitor walks among them . . .
A dark mystery in a dark age brought vividly to life. For lovers of the Vikings TV series and Lindsey Davies alike. I look forward to more of Helga Finnsdottir - Robert Fabbri, author of the bestselling Vespasian series, on Kin
Truly entertaining: a new and original Nordic Noir voice - Yrsa Siguroardottir, author of the Thora Gudmundsdottir series, on Kin
An exciting new voice. With his Viking mystery, Snorri has created a new and interesting sub-genre of Icelandic noir - Ragnar Jonasson on Kin
For Vikings done right, come to Snorri Kristjansson - Mark Lawrence, bestselling author of Red Sister
Praise Odin, it's a terrific mystery! With Viking family values and a sharp-witted heroine, Snorri Kristjansson delivers a first-rate chronicle of intrigue and murder - Stephen Gallagher, bestselling author of Red, Red Robin on Kin
An entertaining and claustrophobic tale of familial tension and murder - SciFiNow on Kin
The start of an interesting crime series - Book Worm Mum on Kin
Timeless and universal . . . It will be interesting to see where Kristjansson's imagination takes his beguiling heroine next - Starburst on Kin