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King Alfred the Great is dead, and young Prince Edward must persuade the Witan that he should be the next king. His own royal cousin, Ethelwold, rebels, and is soon leading an unholy alliance of influential noblemen and Vikings. Wearing the Viking crown of Northumbria, he invades Wessex. Can Edward keep his throne? Will Wessex finally fall to the Viking onslaught? Prince Ambrose, Edward's uncle, Polonius the Byzantine, a brilliant scholar, and Phillip, master warrior, will once again be called upon to help save Wessex.Closely based on the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles, this story chronicles a little-known time, and has been extensively researched. this is the tenth novel in the Ambrose series.