Miles Drake enjoyed health, wealth, love and friends, and a degree of success that comes too very few; then it came crashing down. One evening, while soldiering through the subsequent bleakness, Miles was having a pint in a pub he had enjoyed in happier times. Though entirely without any social inclinations he was approached by a dignified middle aged man who insisted on a few moments of his time. This man had a most unusual story to tell, and he opened a very strange and bizarre 'door' to Miles. The 'door', as judged by Miles, was probably bogus, yet he 'rolled the dice' and opened it - to a very hard life on a medieval norse world.Forty-two years later as an old man Miles learned there were deep connections between his two lives, but he never knew these lives joined in a forgotten incident as an eleven year old boy.