The Golden SlavePoul Anderson
The Cimbrian hordes galloped across history and clashed in screaming battle against the mighty Roman legions. Led by their chief, Boierik, and his son, Eodan, these homeless pagan tribes hurled back the Romans time after time in their desperate search for land. But for all the burning towns and ravaged countryside, the Cimbri could find no home.
And now it was over. At Vercellae, the Roman armies shattered them completely. Only a handful survived – and for them death would have been more merciful.
Eodan, the proud young Cimbrian chieftain, was sold into slavery, his infant son murdered and his beautiful wife, Hwicca, taken as a concubine.
But whips and slave chains could not break the spirit of this fierce pagan giant who fought, seduced and schemed his way to a perilous freedom in order to rescue the woman he loved.
Poul Anderson (1926–2001) was born in Pennsylvania of Scandinavian stock. He started publishing science fiction in 1947 and became one the great figures in the genre, serving as President of the Science Fiction Writers of America, winning many Hugo and Nebula awards, and also winning the Gandalf (Grand Master) Award.