THE VIKING CLAIMS HIS WIFE Kara Olofdottar thanked the gods when she married her childhood hero Ash Hringson. But this fearless raider has been gone so long his proud arrogance is the only memory she retains of him. Now she must remarry to protect her lands for her son. But then, on her wedding day, the conquering warrior returns - to gasps of horror and surprise! After all, Ash was supposed to be dead...though to Kara's starved gaze he seems very much flesh and blood...and less than impressed to find his beautiful wife intent on marrying someone else!