The Thala Talisman

In the year 878AD, a longship bears down on the coast of Wales. Commanded by the renegade Viking, the Jarl Leif Olafsson, his ship, the Freyaspaar holds a crew of Norsemen and women seeking to settle away from the wars between the Danes and the Anglo-Saxons. Their destiny is ill-fated, the band of Norse settlers encounter first peace with the inhabitants of the island, the discovery of a long concealed talisman of evil; then war with their vengeful Danish overlords bent on the destruction of Olafsson and his people.

In the modern day, Erich Barton becomes involved in the hunt for a brutal murderer. In the examination of the crime scene, Barton, with his trusted colleagues, is faced with the discovery of a mysterious icon of evil guarding a priceless collection of ancient artefacts. They are not alone in seeking the answers to the thousand-year-old riddle. The spectre of evil has arisen once again, to thwart their efforts and to deny the world the treasure of knowledge the discovery holds within the dark confines of the hidden crypt. The race for possession of the find is on, who will succeed in claiming the vast riches beyond the bounds of material value…

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