Children of the Chieftain: Betrayed
Michael E Wills
Published Jun 2015
216 x 140mm (120 pages)
By light coming in from the hole in the roof, it was now obvious to the residents of the cave what their new home was like. The large cavern had a rough floor, but the path from the locked door to the storage areas was made of wooden boards to allow easier transport of goods. On the right-hand side, when entering the cave, there were rows of wooden shelves stacked with boxes and packing cases of various sizes, and a long rack on which barrels were resting horizontally. It was from these racks that the two fish barrels had been pushed the night before. At the end of the rows of shelves was a large frame on which hung legs of smoked meat. On the left-hand side of the cave, a stream ran in and disappeared through a tunnel at the other end.
When the town of Birka is raided by the most fearsome of Vikings, the Jomsviking, many of the people are captured. A group of orphans are forced to take action and lead their friends in a desperate attempt to rescue the captives. But not all of their allies are as loyal as they should be. The brave children are betrayed and find themselves in grave danger of captivity and risk being sold into slavery.