by Marianne Slot
"A thundering noise from somewhere above cuts off his thoughts.
Torleif and the dogs have stopped abruptly. Torleif looks around. Suddenly he yells:
"Let's get out of here! I think it's an avalanche!
Just then masses of snow thunder down the mountainside. At first it is only light snow, and small lumps of snow. But soon the air is thick with snow. They can't see a thing in front of them.
Torleif jostles through the snow. He grasps hold of Hilda and drags her off. And Hauge gropes through the whirling snow towards the spot where he last saw Edwina.
"Edwina! EDWINA!" he yells. But it is drowned out by the roaring of the snow-blizzard.
The winter after the avenging raid Hannibal and Edwina are still in Hauge's village. As the last of the snow has melted Hauge tells his mother Aasa that he wants to marry Edwina, although she is a Christian.
The wedding is held as Norse custom demands with a sacrifice of animals to the Gods and three days of celebration. Vagn, one of Sven's men, tries to sabotage the party but is sent away.
A couple of months after the wedding three ships sail on a voyage to Iceland, where Hauge trades for walrus tusks to sell in Haithabu. They leave Iceland after a dramatic confrontation in Smokey Bay.
On their way to Haithabu the ships are caught in a violent gale and Vagn's ship is lost near the Faroe Isles.
When they return home yet another surprise awaits Hauge.
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About the Author
For years she hid her writings in a drawer, however, after six years of living and teaching in Greenland, she felt compelled to write about the many good, sad, and exciting experiences from that beautiful country. It resulted in eight books about an Inuit boy and his life in a small Greenlandic settlement beneath the Northern Lights. Many children in Danish schools have learned about Greenland through these books. (Published in 1994-95 by Gyldendal, the largest publishing company in Denmark.)
This gave her the courage to continue publishing her stories, and a few years later the five books about the brave Viking, Hauge, were published. (The series: "Viking Blood")
Since then she has published several books in Danish, the series 'Prince Salino', which is a fantasy story, and is currently involved in an international film script/children's book project.
She lives with her husband in an old thatched farmhouse in Reersoe, Denmark, a small inlet in an area rich with relics, fortresses, and burial mounds.