A grim yet stirring tale of a family defending their lonely homestead against savage sea raiders; and of the complex love that exists between the hulking, violent but dull-witted Headho and his wife, the strong-willed and fiery Elfswitha. It is a violent tale leavened with a little humour and softer moments of calm amidst the struggle.
When the wild Fynn come raiding, Headho refuses to abandon his stead, resolving to resist them with violence. His family stand by him and their bravery may allow him to stave off the raiders until help arrives.
Blood-swan Songs are a series of stand-alone tales of the wild northern Saes, and include appearances from some of the characters found in the fantasy series, A Road of Blood and Slaughter, also available on Smashwords.
David Hunter was born in Scotland and his life has gone steadily south from that point. Handicapped by an English education, his historical career low-points include: hole-digger, stone-trundler, sales monkey and can-carrier. Today he is responsible for the misdelivery of a substantial quantity of the nation's post. His delusions of adequacy now extend to imagining himself a writer. His stories might appeal to those folk who hanker after some old-fashioned, fast-paced sword and sorcery, but who think the likes of Howard and Martin are a bit too lily-livered. If you just buy one of his stories, he recommends The Berserk and his Wife, although he'd be very pleased if you liked it enough that you bought others too.