Book four of A Viking’s Thrall novel by Eve Noon. Ayana was adopted by a family not her own and treated as one of their children since her parents’ death. One son Arne has always protected her from the other young men’s advances in the village. Arne had always gone raiding and would be gone for months at a time. Now he comes home to learn that Ayana plans to participate in a once in a decade ritual Freya’ Hunt. He has made his displeasure known. Ayana will learn this night that she should have never poked the bear or the Viking. A nice quick read.