Sven is living the high life in Constantinople--the Las Vegas of the 11th century--when he learns of his father's death and sets out to the frigid islands of the North Sea to reclaim his birthright. Intending only to take his money and run, he discovers far more than he bargained for back at home. What follows is a bloody quest to free his people, a struggle to discover his place in a rapidly changing world, and an introduction to the awful sacrifices required to transform from a prince into a king.
Included in this volume is the final epic arc, "The Icelandic Triology," which reimagines a history of the nation from settlement to civil war.
Collects NORTHLANDERS #20, 29, 35-36, 42-50.
“"A well-reserched, richly realized world that illuminates politics and culture without getting bogged down in history-book stuff."--Entertainment Weekly”