Elfgift, the elf's child, is king, acclaimed openly by the Goddess. But the throne is not yet secure. Elfgift's hated brother, Unwin, is raising an army against the devil-spawn.
A truce is struck for the two sides to celebrate Christmas and Jul's Feast. Elfgift's trust is misguided. Despite his piety, Unwin's power-hunger drives him to dishonour the holy night with treachery and bloodshed.
But the Gods are watching. There will be vengeance for Elfgift's violent end...
By the author of the award-winning The Sterkarm Handshake