Lone swordsman Siegfried, the last of an ancient clan of legendary bodyguards called the Wolfguard, must overcome inner demons, discover himself and conquer a sociopathic, barbarous monarch in order to unite the three kingdoms of the Ancient Germanic lands.
Synopsis:When the grand patriarch and Warchief of a line of legendary Wolfguard warriors dies while protecting the baby son of royal lineage from exiled barbaric hordes in the Valley of Solingan, the Germanic Lands are safe…for now.
Decades later when a young woodsman name Siegfried saves the life of the upright Prince Klause of the Midlands, he is swept into a fight for survival, not just for himself but also for his country. Yet, because Siegfried doesn’t know his origins (thereby an outcast in Germanic Dark Age society), he has become addicted to agaric (mushroom) waters, which makes him an unpredictable loose cannon. Apart from being an impeccable fighter with war axes, Siegfried is the only man that can wield Wolfsblade, a mystical sword that is referred to by name and not as a weapon, a sword that he knows is part of his past but doesn’t know how or why. Finding the answers to these questions is just part of his life’s angst and quest.
Accompanied by his bodyguard, master archer and swordsman Egil, Klause is on his way to the Southlands to wed the eldest daughter of Frederick, in order to join forces and prevent the loathsome Lothar of the Northlands from taking over all the Germanic lands from Asia to the Frankish Kingdoms (today’s France). Yet Frederick’s daughters, Helga and Gundula, are twins and since their birth only the twins and their mother know who is the eldest. But when evil powers want their way, betrayals are ways that can reveal the identity of the future Queen, thus the mother and twins are not as protected as Frederick thought they were.
As Lothar succinctly tells his nefarious ally Gruntsel, leader of all the mercenary barbaric tribes in Dark Ages Europe, “To be a king of oblivion, one must be a guardian of a loveless land by eating the flesh of mortal man and turn them into mold. My power shall shape the fate of our world.” Lothar plans to kidnap the eldest daughter, marry her on a specific day as laid down by the Soothsayer 20 years earlier, and under the ancient Laws of Kin, Frederick would have no choice but to join Lothar and defeat the country’s only righteous leader Klause. Lothar then conspires to assassinate Frederick and become the land’s only King, and plunge the country into further death and despair.
When Klause is injured beyond human endurance, he beckons the loner Siegfried to join Egil in rescuing the twins before Lothar can figure out who is the eldest then marry her. Egil distrusts Siegfried and although they forge a friendship, due to allegiances to his slain wife Schteffi, Egil turns on Siegfried. Lothar captures, tortures and offers Klause as a sacrifice to the mysterious Monster of Rotlich. Klause somehow survives.
However, it’s now three days before the pre-determined date of the wedding and Lothar has sinfully figured out who is the eldest twin.
Still battling his own demons, Siegfried has one final mission: he must travel through the uncharted lands of Germany’s most feared barbaric tribe, the Ax Clan of the High Mountains, in order to reach Lothar’s castle and then through blood and gut wrenching combat, he must single-handedly delay the wedding long enough in hopes that Klause and Frederick’s armies can arrive in time to defeat Lothar. But Lothar is aware of the plan. Apart from the final showdown with the excessively ferocious Gruntsel and his slicing and dicing saw-toothed sword, Siegfried must be cognizant of Lothar's final carnage ace up his armored sleeve…Bucklegar.