A craftsman, visionary, and warrior, Shef has risen from slavery to become king of a mighty Viking nation. But his growing kingdom menaces all of Europe, and he has made many powerful enemies. Chief among his enemies are the Knights of the Lance, a fanatical order of soldiers sworn to bring Shef down, no matter what the cost.
To defeat Shef, they will go to extraordinary lengths to find the sacred spear of Christ - and resurrect the Holy Roman Empire.
Driven by dreams, Shef battles to change the course of history, but even the gods themselves may be plotting against him...