It is 1291 and a ship is sailing westward from Greenland, sailing towards Vinland where the Norse came more than two hundred years earlier. On board the ship is seven-year-old Margaret, Maid of Norway, daughter of King Eirik II of Norway. As the only living heir of King Alexander III of Scotland she is to become queen of Scotland. She is also to marry Prince Edward, heir to the throne of England. Fears for the continued safety of the Maid of Norway have led Norsemen and their leader Guillaume de Pau to make this westward journey in order to protect her life. W.H. Bishop's debut novel is a sweeping drama filled with intrigue and treachery that is guaranteed to keep you reading from start to finish.
L'Anse aux Meadows, on the northern tip of the island of Newfoundland, where Norse sailors first settled in North America in 1,000 AD, is the only authenticated Viking site on the continent.