Axe of Iron: Confrontation is the second novel in the continuing story of Halfdan and his lieutenant, Gudbjartur and the band of adventuresome souls who set sail from Greenland in the spring of 1008 determined to establish a new home across the western ocean.
Standing in their way are uncounted numbers of indigenous people, the pre-historical ancestors of the Cree (Naskapi), Ojibwa (Anishinabeg), and Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) Indians. From the outset, these native people strenuously resist the incursion of these tall, pale-skinned invaders.
Two calamitous events occur that pave the way from the hostile beginnings to a scenario that seems ordained by the will of the gods. The way is rocky and fraught with danger at every turn. It all has a thin chance to fall into place because of a budding friendship between a Northman and a Naskapi war chief brought about by an affair of honor. Acceptance by the natives is the only way the Northmen will survive.