[Summary] Ice Land author Betsy Tobin


10 thoughts on “Ice Land

  1. says:

    A uniue and unforgettable take on the Norse godsThe 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 r

  2. says:

    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 i

  3. says:

    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 AD the year when Iceland officially converted to Christianity Some of the old Norse gods are beginning to get unsettled worrying about the possibil

  4. says:

    Although I am not as steeped in Norse mythology as some I know enough about it to understand and admire what Be

  5. says:

    What a disappointment I was really excited about this book because the little teaser sounded so enticing First of all it took me uite a while to get accustomed to the authors writing style The plot jumped back and forth between characters that had no depth whatsoever as the author found odd ways to connect them I felt like I was reading a fa

  6. says:

    This book was not my cup of tea The mediocre love story the disjointed narrative the boring dialogue the flat characterizations I don’t even know where to begin Tobin’s writing didn’t appeal to me and neither did her novel It

  7. says:

    This book made me miss the Vikings class I took back in college You can tell that the historical and cultural research for the most part is pretty solid but the book also has a weird blend of like the gods are real and they live right over there but wait Christianity is afoot Honestly this blending is done pretty well but it took me longer

  8. says:

    I loved this book The characters came alive for me and they showed real kindness and affection toward one another It was a lovely te

  9. says:

    The Norse mythology bits are fascinating but this book is so woefully painfully slow Too slow to make it enjoyable at all The writing lacks urgency or tension

  10. says:

    Ice Land is a loose retelling of Norse myth intertwined with Icelandic history In the beginning of the 11th century Christianity threatened the old religion and as the people's belief in the Aesir Norse gods and goddesses waned Freya the goddess of love goes in search of the Brisingamen a legendary necklace so powerful it may save

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Ice Land

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 Although I am not as steeped in Norse mythology as some I know enough about it to understand and admire what Betsy Tobin was trying to do with this book a

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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 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

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Who destiny draws them togethereven 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 volcan I loved this book The characters came alive for me and they showed real kindness and affection toward one another It was a lovely telling of the death of

  • Paperback
  • 354
  • Ice Land
  • Betsy Tobin
  • English
  • 01 May 2019
  • 9780452295698

About the Author: Betsy Tobin

Betsy Tobin was born in the US and moved to England in 1989 where she now lives with her husband and children Her first novel Bone House was short listed for the Commonwealth Prize and won the Herodotus Prize in the United States Her other novels include The Bounce Ice Land and Crimson China Crimson China was Radio 4 Book At Bedtime in the UK and was short listed for Epic Romantic Nove