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.
'Margit Sandemo is, simply, quite wonderful.'
— Emine Saner, The Guardian
'Full of convincing characters, well estabished in time and place, and enlightening … will get your eyes popping, and quite possibly groins twitching … these are graphic novels without pictures… I want to know what happens next.'
— Christina Hardyment, The Times
'A mixure of myth and legend interwoven with historical events, this is imaginative creation that involves the reader from the first page to the last.'
— Anne Oughton, Historical Novels Review
'Loved by the masses, the prolific Margit Sandemo has written over 172 novels to date and is Scandinavia s most widely read author…'
— Mia Gahne, Scanorama magazine