Uhtred is thrown in chains on a ship and Hild and Ragnar embark on a mission to free him.
Calling upon Saxon forces to rally and drive the Vikings out of Wessex, Uhtred and Alfred prepare for a decisive battle, but treachery awaits.
Winchester celebrates Aethelred and Aethelflaed’s wedding, but the festivities are short-lived as the clouds of war gather and Alfred runs out of options to keep the peace. When rumours swirl, Alfred’s mistrust of Uhtred reaches a new low and Uhtred is relegated in his duties as the warlord of Wessex. Aethelred is called to step up to the plate, but a fatal mistake allows Erik and Sigefrid to outwit the Saxons and terror reigns.
Trouble is brewing in nearby East Anglia.
Ragnar is intent on avenging Kjartan. Can Uhtred come to his aid without defying Alfred?
When spies infiltrate the Cumbraland army, Uhtred must rely on his troops to protect him from a perilous attack.
Uhtred, the fearless and instinctive warrior, begins his voyage north to reclaim his fate.
King Alfred and Uhtred make a rallying call to unite the Saxon armies with England’s future at stake.