Matthew J. Kirby, author of THE CLOCKWORK THREE, deftly weaves a brand-new tale with chilling cleverness and subtle suspense that will leave readers racing breathlessly to the end.Trapped in a hidden fortress tucked between towering mountains and a frozen sea, Solveig, along with her brother the... show more
Matthew J. Kirby, author of THE CLOCKWORK THREE, deftly weaves a brand-new tale with chilling cleverness and subtle suspense that will leave readers racing breathlessly to the end.Trapped in a hidden fortress tucked between towering mountains and a frozen sea, Solveig, along with her brother the crown prince, their older sister, and an army of restless warriors, anxiously awaits news of her father's victory at battle. But as winter stretches on, and the unending ice refuses to break, terrible acts of treachery soon make it clear that a traitor lurks in their midst. A malevolent air begins to seep through the fortress walls, and a smothering claustrophobia slowly turns these prisoners of winter against one another.Those charged with protecting the king's children are all suspect, and the siblings must choose their allies wisely. But who can be trusted so far from their father's watchful eye? Can Solveig and her siblings survive the long winter months and expose the traitor before he succeeds in destroying a kingdom?
Publish date: 2011-10-01
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
What a beautiful coming of age novel. When a Viking king faces war, he packs his three children and a small household off to safety in a hidden hall in a glacier. There’s Asa, the beautiful eldest daughter whose father refuses the bride price offered for her by an older rival king; Harald, the onl...
See this review over a Kara's blog, Great Imaginations!I like to read about things I enjoy. But when it comes to things I love, I tend to steer clear. Like Norse mythology and Vikings.I find that I am super protective of anything relating to Scandinavia, and to save the author from a poor review an...
It was okay but I didn't feel that it was worth it. I was bored most of the time. I didn't really like the characters. Even the idea was not that interesting. I only picked up the book because of the cover, the title and the fact that I'd read "The Clockwork Three" and thought it was okay, maybe thi...
A journey of a young, forgotten princess, whose fiery beliefs, big heart and unerring trust place her in the midst of battles of country, kind and heart - and how, amid the ice, danger and strife, she discovers the meaning behind self discovery and finds a way through storytelling to reach each and ...
4 ice cream sandwiches (trying to think of a cold cookie...)Cover Love: It is eye catching but the whole book I felt it was misleading. This makes it look magical and really adventurous. By the end, though I felt it was just fine! Plus that can be any character and the cover screams boy book eve...