A historical fiction vel, with a slight twist of imagination, The Wolf Queen is a classic tale about the beginning of the Viking Age. The year is 792. It is winter on the rthern coast of Norway. Two brothers are watching their village die. It is the second year without summer or harvest. Plague and starvation have all but halted the fishing and wolves in the forest have killed humans. The two brothers kw they must act to save their village. Arn, the younger, confronts his fear of the forest to search out the Wolf Guard, hoping to find answers and kwledge. Roglas, the elder, wields fear and seizes power, hoping to find favor with the gods. Caught between the two brothers is Heglas Seigfried's Daughter. She has been given a terrible vision from the gods that gives her power above anyone else. It is she who will determine the future of these two-which one will prevail and which one will yield. It is she who will determine if the village is saved or destroyed. But her power may demand the loss of everything she loves. What she must do to save her people may be the greatest sacrifice of all. Though written merely to become a beloved story, readers will soon discover that The Wolf Queen is an epic history that spans centuries--its timeless themes challenging readers to think about the power a choice has generations removed from the decision.
Sara Jonassen has been writing novels and poetry since the second grade.