Meet Erik Sheepflattener. Each member of his modern-day Viking-heritage family has a motto to live by. His parents have FAMILY and PRIDE. His sisters have CONQUER and WIN. His grandfather has TURNIP. But Erik is developing a motto he can truly believe in: AVOID STUFF. Mostly, Erik’s fierce family ignores or discounts him, especially when he tries to say no. But while he and his older sister Brunhilde spend the summer with their rough-and-tumble cousins in Minnesota, axe-wielding Bru gets the idea to name and CONQUER all of Erik’s fears. Will anyone hear him say “no” before it’s too late? And will Erik end up defined by his fears, or by his fearless family?