Friday, January 28, 2011
ABOUT THE BOOK: Taking a job on an isolated island in the Sea of Norway, scientist Victoria Scott wants a quiet place to finish her doctoral thesis. But Victoria isn’t prepared for the strange shadows outside her cabin window, the rumors of a murderous hag who sucks one’s soul during sleep, and the tales of mythic monsters lurking in the forest. More frightening than the island’s nightmarish mysteries: to Victoria, everything is hauntingly familiar. When an enigmatic stranger appears on the island, Victoria’s sense of foreboding peaks. For she learns that they are connected by a conflict centuries old—one that can end only with her death…
MY THOUGHTS: Giants of the Frost does better than any other book I've read at blending the world of the ancient Norse gods with the modern world. After finishing it, I had to go back and read some of the mythology about Odin and his sons, and some of the old Germanic folk tales (hags--ieek!). The jumps between the modern world and the otherworld are seamless, and the characters (even the obnoxious ones) are memorable.
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