The Dark Return - The Vikings, Bk 2 Author:Neil Langholm A Shriek from the Devil... — She was young, naked, beautifully rounded, slender -- all these things Erik saw instantly. She held a knife in her hands, a great sword-shaped knife. — Erik watched, as if entranced, as the young brave became abruptly aware of the girl. He must have assumed her dead. He tried to swing his scalping knife sideways. But h... more »e was far too slow and too late. With a wild and savage shriek the girl drove her knife deeply into his face, dragging down through his mouth and jaw, smashing the socket on that side, skewered on into his collarbone and penetrating deeply, loosing a smothering fountain of blood.
He ran a few crazy paces, and the woman hurled herself after him. She caught him about the knees, brought him down with a solid body-slamming force to the ground. She was all over him. Within moments he was dead.
The girl stood up, the wrenched-free knife in her hand, glaring about. Her breasts, smother in blood, moved as she breathed. She looked a golden, condemned, pagan animal... Yes, this was a woman who could survive the savagery of a Viking to undiscovered lands against unimagined enemies.
[note: the book lists ISBN 0523400580, which is not recognized]« less