1062,nbsp;a time many fear is the End of Days. With the English King Edward heirless andnbsp;ailing, across the grey seas in Normandy the brutal William the Bastard waitsnbsp;for the moment when he can drown England in a tide of blood. The ravens of warnbsp;are gathering. But as the king's closest advisors scheme and squabble amongstnbsp;themselves, hopes of resisting the naked ambition of the Norman duke come tonbsp;rest with just one man: Hereward.To some a ruthless warrior and master tactician,nbsp;to others a devil in human form, Hereward is as adept in the art of warfarenbsp;as the foes that gather to claimnbsp;England's throne. But in his country's hour ofnbsp;greatest need, his enemies at court have made him an outlaw. To stay alive--and anbsp;free man--he must carve a bloodynbsp;swathe from the frozen lands outside the court, in thisnbsp;evocative tale of a man whose deeds will become thenbsp;stuff of legend.