Bk. 05, Metal and Other StoriesBook - 2011
Opening in 9th century Norway, Erik, a blacksmith, meets Ingrid, a girl enslaved by corrupt Christian missionaries. When Erik liberates Ingrid from her captors, they set out to live by the "old ways," hoping to find something - anything - they can feel is their own. The Church will not let them go that easily, though, and sets out to bring them back by any means necessary, driving Erik to adopt a scorched earth policy their pursuers.