Kama is a young woman living in a Viking settlement midway between Constantinople and southern Denmark in 900 AD. Her father is the son of King Gnupa, her mother a former slave. Tragic events set Kama on a journey to fulfill her destiny in Hedeby. Crossing the Baltic Sea to reach her grandmother, Queen Astrid, she heroically withstands the brutal laws and rites that govern and tyrannize women. KAMA is not a historical novel, although many aspects are true-including the ritual slaying of slave girls.