In the year 1000, the ordinary people of the lands surrounding the North Sea are struggling to survive. Meanwhile their nobles and rulers are concerned with only one thing: power. To get power they need soldiers, to get soldiers they need silver, and to get silver there is no better way than war and plunder. This vicious cycle draws all the lands of the north into a brutal struggle for supremacy. But who will emerge victorious? The Wolf Age takes the reader on a thrilling journey through the bloody history of England and the other nations ringing the North Sea. Warfare, plotting, backstabbing and bribery abound as Tore Skeie shows us how intimately England's early history was bound up with that of Scandinavia, bringing the world of the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons to life in splendid technicolour.