In 1405 at the failing Eastern Settlement of Greenland, life is changing for Drustan the Vile. When the imminent death of Chief Thorvald causes dangerous dissent among the Norse, Drustan promises the dying man that he will return the Chief’s favored thrall and her daughter, Finola, to their kinsmen in the east, and in turn, he will gain untold riches. Accompanied by four of his loyal friends, Drustan embarks on an expedition to the Eastern Lands, certain he will ensure a prosperous future for them all.
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New alliances are formed when they arrive, along with new enemies. Drustan discovers that his ward, young Finola, is a Blooded One, gifted with the power to give life to the dead and the unimaginable power to travel through time. Suddenly his plan for peace and prosperity is shattered as he is unwillingly thrust into the heart of a centuries-old battle between rival Clans staking claim upon ancient bloodlines.
Tangled in his growing feelings for the young woman, Drustan refuses to trust Finola’s life to anyone but himself. When her kinsmen demand her return and his new allies object, the Norsemen he trusted above all others turn against him. To protect what he believes to be right and true, he must remind them all how he earned his name – and why his enemies fear Drustan the Vile.
From the decline of the last Norse settlements in Greenland, through the rolling lands of Scotland, to the pinnacle of Powhatan power in sixteenth century America, the journey of one Northman spans both time and history to mold the story of generations to come.
The Five Northmen is a prequel to the Time Walkers series by E.B. Brown.