The Ice People are cursed with a terrible forefather, Tengel the Evil, whose actions resulted in at least one cursed individual being born in every generation. The cursed individuals were born with magical and mystical abilities, but also the potential for bottomless evil. They have also yellow eyes, malformed shoulder blades and Mongol features. Some cursed individuals fought their tendency to evil, whilst others embraced it.
Each book tells a separate story, very often the story of one or a few individuals of the clan. Quite often the protagonist of each book is a female, sometimes of the Ice People, but sometimes one who will marry into the clan. Many of the books also focus on the cursed individuals, their battle with their evil tendencies, and also how they utilize their powers, be it for good or evil.
The Ice People 1 – Spellbound
Norway, 1581. The plague is sweeping through the country and the city of Trondheim is falling. Hidden deep amid the mountains that surround the city is a place where evil spirits are said to roam. Silje has always been haunted by visions of what's out there. But when she loses her family to the plague, her only choice is to take a path into the Land of Shadows.
Her journey takes her far beyond her imagination and into the realm of the Ice People. Could the legends be true? Even as Silje fights to survive, she becomes entranced with a new world of spirits and magical powers. She meets handsome and dangerous men who make her burn with desire. As her fate unfolds, she is spellbound.
Spellbound, the opening volume in The Legend of the Ice People, begins a journey that spans four centuries and interweaves romance and the supernatural in narratives that are passionate, earthy, often erotic and imbued above all else with a powerful narrative drive.
Translation: Anna Halager
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