Skalunda Barrow, rumored to be the final resting place of the legendary Nordic hero Beowulf, is being excavated, thanks to charismatic -- and right-wing extremist -- politician Karl Thorssen, and archaeologist Annja Creed can't wait. But with the potential to uncover Hrunting and Nægling, two mythical swords the politician would kill to possess, the dig rapidly becomes heated. As Thorssen realizes the power of possessing Nægling, he is quick to show how far he will go to achieve his rabid ambitions. And when Thorssen marks Annja for death, the only way she can survive is to find a sword of her own.
Skalunda Barrow, Sweden, has long been rumored to be the final resting place of the legendary Nordic hero Beowulf. And there's something of Beowulf's that charismatic and zealous right-wing politician Karl Thorssen wants very badly. Intent on getting his hands on the mythical sword Nægling, Sweden's golden-boy politico puts together a team to excavate the barrow. A team that American archaeologist Annja Creed manages to finagle her way onto. She wouldn't miss this possible discovery for anything.
With Nægling at his side, Thorssen could be invincible…a Nordic King Arthur. What his followers don't know—and Annja is beginning to suspect—is just how far Thorssen will go to achieve his rabid ambitions. When Thorssen marks Annja for death, she quickly realizes that this is much more than a political game. And the only way to survive is to match Thorssen's sword with her own.