(from the back of the book)
Are there no brave heroes who want to deliver an important message? Granted, a trip in the Born Country in winter is not exactly a cakewalk, especially since it can happen to be snowed in at the destination until next spring. But one winter as a guest of a Bronnjar (a sqire) - that sounds like romantic evenings at the fireplace, cheerful sley rides through the snowy landscape, exciting tales of myths and legends.
But who said that life at an estate of a Bronnjar is really quiet? With the first murder will the heroes will understand that they must survice till the snow melts.
And many a native has quickly identified the 'foreigners' as the root of all evil ...