A young prince of Wessex is captured by Viking raiders. In order to save his friend from being a sacrifice to a Viking god, Ambrose must escape captivity in Denmark. They begin an epic journey to Norway and then Sweden. Ambrose, welcomed by a friend of his Danish master, is being trained as a trader when pursuing Danes arrive.
The rest of the story is loosely based on the Primary Russian Chronicles. Ambrose and his companions join a Rus expedition to conquer Novgorod, and, within a year, they travel down the mighty Dnieper river to settle in Kiev. A agreement is reached with the Slavs, but soon both are threatened by the Pechenegs, a fierce tribe of steppe nomads who hate all cities. Only the military genius of Ambrose's friend Polonius give the Vikings and Slavs a chance.
Ambrose, Prince of Wessex; Emissary to Byzantium, is now available. Here are some comments made by readers like you.
"Ambrose is back!!! Headed South to the lands of Constantinople. Terrific concept and plot. Corbett has written a great follow-up and I am looking forward to the following books in this terrific series."
"Excellent series of a fascinating epoch."
"I have read the entire Ambrose series and wish there were more. A great story of the Viking explosion throughout Europe from Russia to Turkey to England."