The events in the book unfold in AD 27 (2073 according to the old calendar). To avoid monopolizing power, the ruler of Vinland controlled Artificial Intelligence. He served on the Continent as arbiter and custodian of 282 laws, also called the Code. This system was designed to protect citizens from dictatorship, to prevent the concentration of power in the same hands.
(The book was published in 2017. ISBN: 9785449367259. 16+).