In the freezing Norwegian winter of 1581 the plague robs seventeen year-old Silje Arngrimsdotter of all her family. Homeless, starving and shepherding two newly-orphaned infants, she heads in desperation for the warmth of the funeral pyres blazing beyond the city gates of corpselittered Trondheim. In the shadowy forest she meets a captivating stranger - Tengel of the infamous Ice People. She has heard of his dark reputation but nevertheless feels an irresistible physical attraction. "Spellbound" sets the reader on an engrossing path through four centuries of the history of the 'Ice People'. Earthy and often erotic, Sandemo's saga is always imbued with a powerful narrative drive.