Genre: Paranormal Fantasy
Release Date: December 19, 2013
Goodreads Rating: 3.76
My Rating: 5.0
Summary: Bjorn needs to find a very special woman . . .
The fate of his people, and his own life, depends on it. But when he does find her, she is nothing like he imagined, and may just harbor more secrets than he does himself.
Astrid has never taken well to commands. No matter who issues them . . .
She’s clashed her whole life with her father, and now her lover, the mysterious man who comes to her bedroom in darkness and disappears to guard his mountain by day as a bear, is finding it out the hard way. And when he’s taken by his enemies, no one is prepared for Astrid’s response.
It is never wise to anger the mistress of the wind . . .
A captivating and magical adult retelling of the fairy tale East of the Sun, West of the Moon.
A clean read that flows, captivates, sweeps and blows you away. An amazing retelling of an already interesting fairytale.
I started reading this book on my kindle and I literally could not put it down. It was captivating and different but it was reminiscent to other books I’ve read, setting and character reaction wise. I was really into this story mainly because it was a retelling and used terms like hag. The whole concept of trolls and demi gods and well elementals to be a bit vague were really the reasons I couldn’t put this book down. There was just so much going on and yet not enough.
I loved the romance between the main characters and the progression of their feelings but I also loved the individual strength they each portrayed. Their devotion and loyalty to one another a beautiful thing and while the story does end, very well might I add, it left me wanting more. More action, more romance, more everything.
Written in a similar style to novels such as Healer by Linda Windsor, Shadow of the Moon by Connie Flynn, Sorcery Rising by Jude Fisher and When Demons Walk by Patricia Briggs; how could I not rate this highly and recommend it all. Though there are some implications to naughtiness, there are no actual depictions so it’s pretty safe to read if you are a bit younger… just not too young J I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did!
About The Author
Michelle Diener writes historical fiction and fantasy. Her Susanna Horenbout & John Parker series includes IN A TREACHEROUS COURT, KEEPER OF THE KING’S SECRETS and IN DEFENSE OF THE QUEEN. Set in the court of Henry VIII, it features the real historical figures of artist Susanna Horenbout and Henry’s Keeper of the Palace of Westminster and Yeoman of the King’s Robes, John Parker.
Other historical novels by Michelle Diener include THE EMPEROR’S CONSPIRACY and BANQUET OF LIES, both set during the Napoleonic Wars in London. DAUGHTER OF THE SKY is set in Zululand during the Victorian era.
Michelle was born in London, grew up in South Africa, and now lives in Australia with her husband and two children.
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“I received a free copy of the book from the author/publisher via Netgalley for my honest opinion. I was in no way compensated for this review and all opinions are expressly my own”