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Snow White's Slide: Volume 1 (Adventure Trek)
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About the Author
Edith Parzefall studied literature and linguistics in Germany and the United States. She strives to combine her two passions: writing and traveling. She supports a street kids project in Recife, Brazil. When she visited Grupo Ruas e Pracas, she took part in a music and crafts workshop with the children. During her stay in Rio de Janeiro, Strays of Rio, a thriller set in this city of contrasts, took shape. In 2008 she traveled through Chile, supposedly the safest country in South America. Stopped at a red light in their rented SUV, she and her partner were sandwiched between two trucks on the Pan-American highway. An unplanned excursion to the local hospital and the Carabineros de Chile allowed her insights she never meant to gain but wouldn’t want to miss. A new story idea sparked: Crumple Zone. Together with British author Francene Stanley, she co-wrote the Higher Ground Series of four post-apocalyptic fantasy adventures. Currently she’s working on the Adventure Trek Trilogy, humorous action adventures with depth—and heights.
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Karo, a control freak, needs a holiday, so her employees arrange for her to go on an adventure trek led by Martin, a cheeky devil. Karo is a courageous woman but she thinks her guide is a sleaze. I, the reader, saw his nicer side. He has baggage from his fractured childhood, which he keeps to himself, and shows compassion and cares about his clients, even though he is prone to play tricks on them. And then there is Hans, jealous, determined and deeply troubled, a dangerous man who leads us into the terrifying climax.
I like the side story too, concerning Kara’s brother and her assistant, Jenny. Their blossoming romance adds a tender contrast to the high adventure.
Ms Parzefall pulls us inside the drama and keeps us there, a travelling companion to the trekkers, enthralled by the challenges and eager to book our next ticket for Adventure Trek 2.
From the beginning of the novel we are introduced to an interesting flux of people—a control freak protagonist, Karo; witty but exasperating protagonist, Martin, who has a warped sense of humor I loved; a sweet but not unrealistic follower and loyal employee to Karo, Jenny, who is brave and independent enough to give Karo the gift she truly needs; and Martin’s girlfriend who’s happy to let him be her hero; and this girlfriend’s soon to be ex, a stalker who will deliver a surprise more often than not.
I’ve never really been inside the head of a stalker before. I didn’t realize they’re actually human, rather than a shade somewhere in the subhuman division, so I owe thanks to Edith Parzefall for an insight that truly amazed me.
From the title we expect to be introduced to a Snow White side to Karo, making it difficult not to attempt fitting the other seven characters into appropriate categories of Dopey, Happy, Grumpy, Sleepy… But true to the uniqueness Parzefall always delivers, these characters are well rounded and offer a twist to every expectation. Masterful.
Parzefall did not create characters. She created real people living through real learning experiences.
This suspenseful adventure also offers a panoramic view, taking place on a snowy alpine mountain, while doling out tension—danger is always lurking a step behind and ahead of the characters, danger from nature as well as from each other. Add a slice of romance and an avalanche of humor and you’ll have a good idea what to expect from this fast-paced suspense thriller. Did I forget I was reading a novel rather than interacting with these people? Yes, many times.
Since her previous works have covered so many genres, I wasn't quite sure what to expect here. It is probably easier to tell you what the book isn't or doesn't have, rather than what it is or has.
There are no paranormal elements. Unlike the Higher Ground fantasy series, this one is firmly grounded in reality and the present. So no magic rings, no visions, and nothing else paranormal.
And there aren't any spies, aliens, big shiny guns, or things requiring fancy special effects if made into a movie. But it has plenty of adventure, excitement, and suspense anyway.
This story doesn't have intense or explicit sex scenes, like I recall a few of from her earlier works. But if you want love and romance, it does have that to offer.
Snow White's Slide also doesn't have a sociopathic child serial killer and rapist like Strays of Rio. But it has a couple very suspicious fellows in Hans and Martin. And it has an excellent thrilling and suspenseful section that I can't tell you anything about without spoiling the tale.
This book also has those psychological elements from Crumple Zone. Lots of stuff going on in everyone's heads and plenty of mind games. It is really a good bit of a psychological puzzle. I had to put the pieces together to make sense of why each character did what.
But of course Parzefall isn't satisfied playing with things she's done before--she has to add some new tricks. Despite all the action and adventure, it actually has a taste of "women's fiction" with the strong female character and her life challenges. And the adventure aspects are definitely much different than anything she's done before.
I know I often complain about books with many POVs, but Parzefall really makes it work. All her transitions are smooth and obvious, so I never had to guess whose head I was in and she never broke her POV--at least not that I noticed and I do tend to notice. And none of the shifts feel unnecessary. Each one provides me with the pieces I long to have to puzzle out what makes these different characters tick.
Overall I strongly recommend this book to anyone who likes any of those elements I mentioned. Even if you only sort of like some of them, there is a good chance you'll like it anyway. I loved the characters so much that I can't wait to see what Parzefall comes up with next. When's the sequel coming??
Add in the authentic setting making me feel like I was there seeing the mountains, hiking with the group, and unexpected plot twists, I found Snow White’s Slide to be an exceptional novel not to be missed. Can’t wait for the next Adventure Trek to be released.