Viking Prince (origin); King Rikk, the Storm Cloud; Princess Asa; The Mute Bard; Torgo the Dragon King (villain); King Harold (mentioned)
Another new direction. No more Twelve Tasks of Thor to regain his kingdom, no more Gunnda... King Rikk, the Storm Cloud, raids England and trains teenage Jon to be his successor. He's also betrothed to Princess Asa, and they hate each other. But the Mute Bard draws sinister visions from the smoke of dragon ships, cages, and weeping...
Viking Prince (origin); King Rikk, the Storm Cloud; Princess Asa; Torgo the Dragon King (villain)
Jon trains hard, fishing by hand, fighting blindfolded. Asa eschews womanly tasks to be a Viking Maiden. Then King Rikk's shipwrecks on rocks and is captured. Jon and the Bard escape by water. They crawl ashore and Jon infiltrates the castle. His father is held in a cage, Asa a captive. Jon battles them all, pulls down a canopy, and defeats Torgo. They sail for home, wondering about "startling adventures we shall see..."
Viking Prince; Princess Asa; King Harold; Jarl Eric the Axe (villain)
While at her father's castle with Prince Jon, Asa vanishes into thin air. Jarl Eric, brother of the Dragon King, imprisoned her spirit in a wooden figurehead. Jon sets off to rescue her. He hauls her wooden form up in a net but is captured. He must fight Jarl Eric wearing a hood, then escapes to his boat with the figurehead as a volcano sets the sea afire. Jon sacrifices his drinking water to save the wooden figurehead - and she returns to life! Fleeing, they skirt a maelstrom, and Eric's ship sinks. Back in Asa's kingdom, Jon is rewarded with a kiss!