Reim and his sister, Tir, are slaves to a mighty earl in tenth-century Norway.Their existence is a bitter and harsh one, with little respite from the toil and pain that pervades each day. But the children remember happier times in Ireland where they lived as Patric and Sunnuva-before the Vikings warriors raided their village and captured them. Proud and strong in spirit, Reim and Tir live for the day they can return to their homeland. But as days pass into months, their chances of escape seen very slim indeed. This gripping novel will transport the reader back in time with its rich details of life in another age.