After a vicious act of revenge, Disa and her son are on the run. Desperately seeking safe passage to the home of her brother’s wife, Aud, Disa looks back at her life, and to the litany of passions, tragedies, and betrayals that have led her here.
At once brutal and elegant, The Sorrow Stone is the latest novel from Saga Land co-author
Fans of Hannah Kent‘s Burial Rites and Kiran Millwood Hargrave‘s The Mercies will find much to gravitate towards here. And they’ll be duly rewarded, as families feud, tensions simmer, and ancient tradition buckles under rising Christianity.
With so much packed into the story, it’s tempting to go into The Sorrow Stone expecting it to lean to melodrama. But that’s not how you tell a saga.
And through it all, Disa endures; the wronged woman, vengeful sister, and fleeing criminal of the original saga given voice at last. There’s a lot to explore here, from her relationships with her brothers and her duty to her family, to her eventual marriage and the tragedies that await.