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|Download Ebook ¹ Ice Land ì A beautiful epic of love, longing, redemption, and enchantment in the tradition of Marion Zimmer Bradley s The Mists of Avalon Iceland, AD 1000 Freya knows that her people are doomed Warned by the Fates of an impending disaster, she must embark on a journey to find a magnificent gold necklace, one said to possess the power to alter the course of history But even as Freya travels deep into the mountains of Iceland, the country is on the brink of war The new world order of Christianity is threatening the old ways of Iceland s people, and tangled amidst it all are two star crossed lovers who destiny draws them together even as their families are determined to tear them apartInfused with the rich history and mythology of Iceland, Betsy Tobin s sweeping novel is an epic adventure of forbidden love, lust, jealousy, faith and magical wonder set under the shadow of a smoldering volcano. 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In this book Betsy Tobin uses sparse and wintry prose to bring to life the gods and goddesses of Norse mythology The setting is Iceland in 1000 AD in the weeks before the volcano Hekla is to erupt and a new religion Christianity is spreading across all of Iceland The story follows Freya, the goddess of love and fertility, on her quest to posess a special gold necklace in order to possibly prevent the great eruption There is also Fulla, an orphan being raised by her grandfather in the midst of a dispute over land with the neigboring clan of Skallagrim and Dvalin, a half man half dwarf who through a series of circumstances comes into contact with Freya which changes the course of his life forever The book is made up of chapters alternating between the viewpoints of Freya, Fulla and Dvalin with the exception of one chapter narrated by Vili, a young man from the Skallagrim clan Over all, an amazing novel about the power of love, faith and the shadow of fate on our lives from a talented author. A unique and unforgettable take on the Norse gods.The culture of Iceland is explored, during the time period when Christianity just begins to encroach on the old religion via Norway It s a beautiful blend of myth and history, weaving such characters as gods, half gods, dwarves and giants into a tapestry of characters who feel lush and real.The book does a marvelous job of turning the original legend of Freya s necklace into a plausible story as long as you re willing to accept a few premises, such as the concept of a woman turning into a falcon with the aid of a magic cloak As various characters struggle for possession of the legendary necklace, the Brisingamen, it becomes clear that they are really struggling with various aspects and facets of love Their individual conflicts play out against the violent and chaotic landscape of Iceland, culminating in inevitable geologic tragedy that still has a bit of a silver lining.The structure leans toward the literary, with focus on prose and style, so if that s not your thing you probably won t enjoy Ice Land However, if you are a fan of rich words, poignant emotion, and experimental structure, this is one you won t want to miss.I listened to the audiobook with Davina Porter narrating Every time Porter opens her mouth solid gold falls out, so if you want a bonus treat, get the audiobook version of Ice Land and enjoy. Ice Land is a somewhat fanciful take on the legends of the Old Norse Gods set in the year 1000 It is told through the point of view of several characters in alternating chapters from Freya who can don her feathers and fly like a bird, orphaned Fulla who does not wish to marry the man her grandfather has chosen, Vili son of the sworn enemy of Fulla s family who can t stay away from Fulla, the half dwarf Dvalin who dwells inside the mountain with his half brothers, as well as the Norns who foreshadow the building turmoil within the great mountain Hekla The actions of the various characters begin to intertwine and ultimately lead them to their ultimate fate at the hands of the angry volcano Hekla I m really not inclined to go further into the plot line, the other reviewers have recapped the story well enough and there s plenty of additional info on the legends at Wik and other sites It did sound promising enough for a light fantasy, but unfortunately it ultimately failed in the final execution, particularly the alternating point of views I never connected with any of the characters, the writing flat and lifeless as were the characters , and due to my ignorance of the Norse legends I really didn t grasp what was going on until well after page 200 not a good thing for a 370 page book The only part I really did like was inside the mountain with the dwarfs had to flashback on a favorite book from my childhood, Since this book is still being prepared for final publication I would request the editors put in a brief cast of characters or summary of the people in these legends and not presume that the reader knows them ahead of time In the end, it s a very light piece of fluff that kept me entertained for 30 40 minutes a day whilst doing the cardio but I certainly had no problem putting it down and forgetting it once I was done The Gnome King of Oz I gave this 5 stars because it is EXACTLY the sort of book I like As soon as it came out, I was prepared to buy it, and I rarely buy books any Ice Land takes place in Iceland, one of several countries I have never visited but am obsessed with and intend to visit ASAP It s 1000 A.D., the year when Iceland officially converted to Christianity Some of the old Norse gods are beginning to get unsettled, worrying about the possibility of their world falling into ruin Ragnarok A large volcano is beginning to show signs of impending danger Meanwhile, the Icelandic people deal with the same hopes and troubles as always The story is narrated in the present tense this was the only part that kind of threw me off it s very unusual, and intended to evoke an epic mood The speaker is the Norse love goddess Freya, who is going to try to influence the future by going on a quest to get a legendary necklace from the dwarves Here, I think it s essential to mention that although it doesn t happen in the book, Freya drives a CAT DRAWN CHARIOT Too awesome Freya s quest leads her to a lot of unexpected people and situations, and some uncomfortable decisions Her story eventually becomes enmeshed with another plotline, a Romeo and Juliet scenario in which a young woman named Fulla is torn between her duty to her grandfather who wants her to marry well and her love for a man from a rival family There s adventure, romance, and beautiful descriptions of Iceland including GEOLOGY I love geology, especially when it s so dramatic I already like romantic historical fantasies and this one had all the extras that I would like, so since it was right up my alley, I liked it a lot.