Author(s): Justin Hill
The year is 1066, and a great general has won a crushing victory over the English just outside the gates of York. His name is Harald Hardrada, King of the Norse, and he is the most brilliant warrior of his age. Driven into exile as a callow youth, he travelled the known world, deposed emperors, punished the heathens, and took the empress of Constantinople as lover. But there are demons too that he must conquer, and the uncomfortable fact of having a saint for a brother. He has just won his greatest victory, but a week later he too will be dead, and with his death the Viking Age will come to a close. Harald Hardrada is the last of the Vikings. This is his tale.
A brilliant, novelistic account of the most famous battle on British soil, from Justin Hill, author of Shieldwall.
Justin Hill has been the winner of the Betty Trask, Geoffrey Faber and Somerset Maugham awards, and his books have been translated into fifteen languages.