The Legend of the Ice People: #4 Yearning

***Warning – this post contains spoilers***
to read the review of book #1, click here.



In Yearning, the historic evil curse so feared by the dwindling descendants of the Ice People comes to fruition. A terrifying child, Kolgrim, is born to Sunniva, daughter of the unrepentant witch, Sol Angelica, whom Silje rescued from the plague in the first novel Spellbound.

As Kolgrim grows up, the lives of Silje and Tengel are drawing to a close and the focus moves to their children and grandchildren…


In Yearning, the focus shifts heavily to the new generation of the Ice People families. The books main character is in fact not of the Ice People at all, but from a small farm in the Gråstensholm parish. We meet Yrja, who is a disfigured little girl, bound to spend her life alone or working for her very large family. Or so we are led to believe.

Other main characters include Sunniva and Tarald, Cecilie, Tarjei and one Alexander Paladin, a nobleman from Denmark who Cecilie meets when she moves down there to take care of the Kings (bastard) children.

The most exiting new character however is Kolgrim, the first (or is he?) afflicted child of the Ice People since Sol. Kolgrim however seem to lack her love for his kin, and his dark side is a lot more dominant than it was with Sol. Exciting times in other words.

The main storyline, as in The Depths of Darkness there are more than one, is that about Yrja and her love of one of the male Ice People members, who only have eyes for someone else.
Nothing revolutionary there in other words, but the novel is remarkably relevant in other ways. Ways I will not reveal here, you’d have to buy it for yourself.

Yearning ends in a very interesting way, now more than ever I can’t wait for the next book to come. Dark clouds are looming over the horizon, and the Ice People are being dragged into the awaiting darkness.

As usual I can’t recommend this if you haven’t read the first few books, but if you have, keep reading!






One more thing, if this book doesn’t make you shed a little tear – you’re a rock.


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