Before the king set out to battle a new enemy, he sent his children to the safety of a homestead tucked away between an impenetrable wall of mountains and a frozen bay. In the company of their father's most trusted warriors, Solveig, her sister Asa, and their brother Harald pass the long winter months hoping for their father to emerge victorious. As the days go slowly by, Solveig, who doubts her worth compared to that of her beautiful sister and heir apparent brother, begins to learn the value of her own qualities. But after many of the warriors become deathly ill, it seems that there is a traitor in their midst, trying to weaken those sent to protect the royal siblings. Soon the accusations fly and Solveig doesn't know who she can trust. Will her father defeat his enemy before the traitor can accomplish his goal?