*Previously published as Raeliksen. (This new edition has been partially rewritten and professionally edited, along with a new title and new cover.)
Mara, the daughter of an Irish king, was raised to believe the Northmen are murderous pagans without a moral bone in their bodies. Despite warnings of their violent raids and the growing threat of another incursion, Mara is continually drawn to her favorite place - the River Shannon.
Dægan Ræliksen, a wealthy chieftain from Norway's frozen fjords, secretly discovers Mara at the water's edge. Charmed by her beauty and sensuous grace, he decides his search for a wife has ended.
Mara and Dægan come face-to-face in a time when every Irishman is being called up to fight against the Viking foreigners. To acquire the woman he treasures, Dægan must make peace with Mara's father, but can Mara move past her fears and find the noble man within the savage?