A Time of ConflictIt is 997 CE, the end of the Dark Ages. The king's grip on the country is fragile and chaos reigns.
A young boat builder dreams of a better future after a devastating Viking raid shatters the life he hoped for. Lives IntertwinedA Norman noblewoman follows her husband to a new land only to find her life there shockingly different; and a capable monk at Shiring Abbey has a vision of transforming his humble home into a centre of learning admired throughout Europe. The Dawn of a New AgeNow, with England at the dawn of the Middle Ages, these three people will each come into dangerous conflict with a ruthless bishop, who will do anything to increase his wealth and power, in an epic tale of ambition, rivalry, love and hate.