With the mad Byzantine emperor Michael The Fifth deposed, Harald turns his attention to the north. But General Maniakes has something different in mind for him.
Using Hardrada as an instrument of death, he's not the only one who seeks to rule Byzantium. Bishops lie, soldiers fight, assassins stalk the streets and lovers lament. And in the end, they all lose their lives.
Hardrada needs treasure to win his crown, and the new Empress Zoe has it. With few resources and even less time, Harald faces a difficult choice - and the specter of death is never far away.
Praise from readers:
★★★★★ - "Fast-paced and action-packed... Well developed characters with all of the intrigue and failings and triumphs of life. A recommended read."
★★★★★ - "The second installment of the Varangian series did not disappoint. The intrigue and tangled webs of Hardrada, Zoe, and Maniakes make for great storytelling and narrative brilliance."Genre: FICTION / Historical
Already translated. Translated by Y. W.
Already translated. Translated by Mario Bolanos