Fleeing to Beowulf’s country after the deaths of her father and brothers in Denmark, Freawaru arrives in the midst of a crisis: Beowulf’s king has been killed in a raid. Can Freawaru build a new life among the Geats for herself and the child she carries? The increasing attraction between Beowulf and Freawaru is complicated by a vow each has made to the gods and is threatened by the demands of a rival queen. At home, Freawaru leads the women in worshipping the goddess — the source of Freawaru’s own powers. Abroad, her gifts as seeress and peacemaker are put to the test when she attends the Great Sacrifice at Uppsala. Caught up in the on-going warfare between the Geats and the Swedes, she desperately seeks to foresee the future for herself and Beowulf. Hanging just outside of her reach is the meaning of those recurring dragon sightings in the night sky . . . . What do they portend?