Icefall by Matthew Kirby

Both an exciting tale of intrigue and adventure and a character-driven coming of age story, Icefall is the gripping newest novel from Matthew Kirby.  Solveig is the disregarded daughter of a Nordic king.  When war threatens their nation, she is sent far away up a fjord along with her brother and sister and some of her father’s berserker warriors.  As winter descends and the ice locks them in, it becomes clear that there is a traitor in their midst and Solveig must figure out who she can trust before it’s too late.  Solvieg’s struggle with betrayal and fear ends up leading her to a discovery of her own self-worth.  Layered in the icy atmosphere of winter and with an unforgettable heroine, this book was one of my favorites.

For ages  9-14

Reviewed by Anna from Books Inc. Chestnut Street

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