I was shocked to find it FREE at Amazon for my Kindle (well, my Kindle app on my iPad)! So, I gave it a try... and I LOVED IT! I couldn't put it down!!! It did take me several days to read, but it is a pretty long book. It is a marvelous piece of historical fiction!
The book tells the story of Wulf, a young Saxon thane (land owner), who is under the command of Earl Harold of Wessex. Earl Harold is basically running the country for King Edward. One day, they are on a ship which gets caught up in a storm and, after crossing the English Channel, wrecks in Normandy. Eventually, Earl Harold and his men end up as guests (or prisoners!) of William, the Duke of Normandy. To be set free, Earl Harold is tricked into taking an oath that he will support the Duke's claim to the English throne when King Edward dies.
This is, definitely, an adventure story! And, deals with war so there are injuries and even, of course, death. It is very well told and a captivating tell! I really enjoyed reading the 'other side of the story' because what I'd read about the Bayeux Tapestry told the story from the Norman point of view. This book is decidedly English!