Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow Hardcover – 8 Jan 2008
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Perhaps the biggest difference is that in SUN AND MOON, ICE AND SNOW there seems to be more characters. The lass's siblings have a role to play in the tale; some more than others. The personalities of her parents are also discussed, making you feel as though you know more about her as a young woman embarking upon such a dangerous quest.
What I also loved about this book was that it turned the fairytale stereotypes that we have in this country on their head. WIthout wanting to give too much away, the lass meets three very old crones on her travels yet they were nothing like I was expecting.
This is a lovely tale. It has a little of everything that you would wish for in a good story. Reading it at the moment, with snow on the ground and ice clinging to the trees, it makes reading it even more magical. I would recommend this and I would recommend "The North Child" by Edith Pattou.
When the lass is sixteen, rumors of an isborjn, a white polar bear, surround the village. The lass has been gifted with the ability to talk to animals. Upon hearing of this gift, the white polar bear seeks the lass out and asks her to join him at the palace of ice for one year. Hans Peter tries to argue that she can not go, but the bear promises her family riches if the lass joins him. The lass agrees and travels with him to the ice palace.
While there, she meets an array of magical creatures. All seem to be under enchantments of the evil troll princess. There's also a mysterious visitor to the lass's room every evening, but she is unable to see his face or talk to the stranger, and each morning he has disappeared.
Thanks to Hans Peter's carvings, the lass realizes that she can read the carvings on the wall, which tell stories of the spells and curses the troll princess has cast. When the lass's own isborjn is taken away by the troll princess, the lass must risk everything she has to find the palace East of the sun and West of the moon and break the curse upon him.
A beautifully written tale of spells, magic, romance, and wit, SUN AND MOON, ICE AND SNOW is a retelling of the Nordic tale, EAST OF THE SUN, WEST OF THE MOON.Read more ›
I have read a couple of other books by this author (Dragon Slippers & Dragon Flight) and have really enjoyed all of them.
This is a re-telling of 'Beauty and the Beast'. Although a classic story this version is quite different from the original, with polar bears, fauns and magical winds.
I was drawen in from the very beginning and couldn't put the book down. The main character, Pika, is very likeable and carries you through from start to finish. With many different types of creatures throughout the story, some that are recognisable from other fairytales, others that are not so familiar, you become part of the world that Pika lives in.
This is a great read for fairytale fantasy lovers of all ages.
It is about a girl called Lass; because she
was not given a real name.The Lass meet's a magic reindeer who grants wishes and he gives her a name but he has given her another gift a gift which allows her to understand animals ...
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Well written and perfectly narrated story. Interesting from beginning to ending. Look forward to reading more stories by this author and narrator.Published 18 months ago by Kindle Customer
I have read some of Jessica Day George's books before, and I loved her other books, so I bought this one. It is a very good book. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Gracie Kielstra
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