Geatland in the first decades of the sixth century is an island of peace amid the upheaval which marked the death throes of the Roman Empire in the West. Under the benevolent rule of King Hrethel and his sons, the king’s grandson is carefully groomed by the family in the skills and duties of the warrior elite.
As Beowulf reaches adulthood a death suddenly tears the dynasty apart. Sensing weakness the Geats most feared enemy appears on their northern border and Beowulf must fight his first desperate battle to save the kingdom….
Sorrow Hill is the first in a trilogy of novels which seek to unravel the threads contained within the original poem by recounting the early life story of Beowulf and his family.