The lantern, swinging from his hand, shifted its light. The monk expected to see the glint of a chain-mail coat or the dull buff of a leather coat sewn with iron rings. But there was nothing
below the head.
Brother Dominic wanders the battlefield, searching for any man left alive. He is overjoyed to hear a voice calling him.
He hurries towards the voice, determined to do all he can to help this fallen man.
Nothing could prepare him for what he finds...
From warrior-bard to disembodied head in one sweep of a sword...
What keeps Egil the Story-Teller alive?
And what, exactly, is his plan?
Tales within tales --
often hilarious --
But the best tale of all is the tale of the Story-Teller.