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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.Reviews'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
In the Valley of the Ice People, amid the beautiful mountains and meadows, Silje and Tengel are raising a family. But they're not like the others. Their lives are bound up with the legacy of an evil spirit and their daughter, Sol, has a frighteningly dark inheritance. When old Hanna, an evil old witch, tells them of their fate, they don't believe her. It's not long though until they are forced out of the valley to the outside world, where witches and sorcerers are hunted down. How will they survive? And will the black magic that runs through their lives prove to be a blessing or a curse?
Sol is a powerful witch who's ruled by a dark spirit – and a young girl who has to obey her parents. Finally, the day arrives when she's fully grown and free to unleash her powers. Her life, and those of all she loves, will never be the same. As Sol journeys through Norway and Sweden, witch hunts threaten her at every turn. But the thrill of her powers, and the sensual call of The Prince of Darkness, drive her on. The Legend of the Ice People takes a dark and dangerous twist.
Deep in the heart of Norway, many centuries ago, live the race of the Ice People. Some are born with magical powers, but some have evil in their veins. Sunniva, the wilful daughter of Sol the witch, can't resist her impulses. Her actions bring a new force of evil and fear to the heart of the Ice People once more. Tengel the Good is ageing, and it's up to the new generation to protect the legacy of the Ice People. Who will survive? And who will have the power to overcome the evil that lies in wait?
Another chapter of the Ice People's story begins in 1625. Cecilie Meiden is beautiful and talented, with a bright future ahead of her. But one night of passion has changed the course of her life forever. Now she must somehow navigate the intrigue and betrayals of the Danish Court without the child she carries being discovered. She longs for Marquis Alexander Paladin – kind, wealthy, and devastatingly handsome – but is he beyond her reach? Meanwhile, the evil inheritance of the Ice People lives on but no one knows where it will strike next... And it's not the only threat. As war rages in Europe, it draws in many of the Ice People, with devastating consequences.
The future of the Ice People hangs in the balance. Their most powerful and guarded inheritance – Tengel's magic herbs and the cursed mandrake root – must be passed to a new generation. But with the evil curse of the Ice People surfacing once a generation, who can be trusted with the unrivalled power their magical inheritance? Kolgrim is the rightful heir, but he has the blood of Tengel the Evil in him, so he could lose everything to his angelic younger brother. The battle of good and evil rages on, and drags the Ice People into torment once more.
As the clan of the Ice People are scattered across Norway and Denmark, their lives bring new joys – and new dangers. When young Tancred, great grandson of Tengel the Good, sets off on his first adventure, he's drawn into a nightmarish vision of deception and murder. Could it be real? Here he meets Jessica, a young noblewoman, who could be his salvation. But she is haunted by the malice and madness of a family who were meant to protect her. As they are both drawn into the highest circles of Court, intrigue and betrayal surround them, and each must face their nemesis.
Rumour and suspicion continue to haunt the Ice People. When the bodies of four murdered women are found in the woods, the family with magical powers is immediately suspected. A young girl, Hilde, is also drawn into the investigation and accused of being a witch. She's lived alone with her cruel father for years, and is now threatened with death for witchcraft. But the Ice People are always kind to those in need. The family take Hilde in and protect her.As the mystery of the murders unfolds, new threats – and new loyalties – emerge. The Ice People must once again pull together to survive.
Mikael Lind of the Ice People has been separated from his family his whole life. He's obediently followed orders and expectations of those who raised him, but always against his own wishes. His life is suffocating, and dark visions are threatening to consume him. But a chance encounter changes everything. It leads him to his family, the Ice People.When Mikael meets his extraordinary family, he finally finds his roots. Meanwhile, Mikael's young son Dominic develops powers of his own and joins the next generation of the Ice People – who are both powerful and cursed.
Villemo is a force of nature. Her fiery red hair and striking beauty leave a strong impression on everyone who meets her. And her yellow eyes mark her out as one of The Ice People with supernatural powers. She's young, wilful and headstrong, so when she falls in love with the dangerous Eldar, no one can convince her to turn back. But Villemo's story is dangerously entwined with a blood feud - and the threat of rebellion between Norway and Denmark. As Villemo learns about love, and the startling extent of her powers, the Ice People are taken on another dramatic and dangerous journey into the unknown.
Villemo's fiery nature and love of magic have already got her into plenty of trouble. She has become entangled with a blood feud that is raging through the generations, and threatens her life. She tries to protect herself and her family, but her journey takes her to the heart of a dangerous rebellion. The youngest generation of the Ice People are in their prime, with some extraordinary supernatural powers. Now they must find a way to save Villemo – and themselves.
Villemo is the most powerful of the Ice People for generations. Her supernatural powers and passionate nature mean that no one can hold her back. Her passion for Dominic, another cursed member of the Ice People family, threatens her life, but she cannot resist him. So when Dominic is sent on a dangerous mission for the King, Villemo cannot help but follow him. They are threatened, hunted, and face danger at every turn. Villemo and Dominic must find their way out of a raging war and back home, to their family and their future.
The footprints are frightening: one naked human foot, and the other that can't be properly identified. He roams the country like a devil, killing everyone who gets in his way. Dominic, Villemo and Niklas of the Ice People understand that this was the evil they had been chosen to stop, but how are they going to neutralise a monster who appeared to be immortal?
Tristan Paladin was the most sensitive member of the Ice People. He is deeply unhappy and has very little to live for until he meets Hildegard. Hildegard suffers from a life-threatening illness and her husband beats and bullies her. Forever chivalrous, Tristan wants to help the poor woman. Through her, he gets to know of an evil order that practises human sacrifice and plans to overthrow the king.
When Karl XII decided to invade Russia, he had no idea how much sorrow and despair his decision would cause. Vendel Grip was one of many miserable souls who landed in a prison camp deep in Siberia. Following his eventual escape in an old boat, mighty rivers carry Vendel northward to the tundra by the coast of the Kara Sea and, amazingly, to a distant branch of the descendants of the Ice People.
Three members of the family, young Dan Lind and his two relatives, Ingrid Lind and Ulvhedin Paladin, set out on the long journey north to the forgotten Valley of the Ice People. Dan's objective for the trip was purely scientific, while the other two wanted to get hold of the powerful, magical root that they were convinced they would find there: the mandrake, also known as the gallows flower because it was said to grow at places of execution.The Legend of the Ice People series has already captivated over 45 million readers across the world.The story of the Ice People is a moving legend of love and supernatural powers
Three members of the family, young Dan Lind and his two relatives, Ingrid Lind and Ulvhedin Paladin, set out on the long journey north to the forgotten Valley of the Ice People. Dan’s objective for the trip was purely scientific, while the other two wanted to get hold of the powerful, magical root that they were convinced they would find there: the mandrake, also known as the gallows flower because it was said to grow at places of execution.
Daniel Lind of the Ice People embarked on a long, solitary journey to the Nenets by the rim of the Kara Sea. That was where he met Shira, Vendel's daughter. She had been chosen to lift the evil curse of the Ice People. Before she could do so, Shira must undergo a series of inhuman tests. Shira faces a long and terrifying journey through the very Garden of Death.The Legend of the Ice People series has already captivated over 45 million readers across the world.The story of the Ice People is a moving legend of love and supernatural powers
Daniel Lind of the Ice People embarked on a long, solitary journey to the Nenets by the rim of the Kara Sea. That was where he met Shira, Vendel’s daughter. She had been chosen to lift the evil curse of the Ice People. Before she could do so, Shira must undergo a series of inhuman tests. Shira faces a long and terrifying journey through the very Garden of Death.
Elisabet Paladin had the courage of her convictions and will not allow herself to be influenced by her mother’s constant talk of influential families and a rich husband. No man had succeeded in awakening her interest, no man that is until she meets Vemund Tark; however, when Vemund comes to talk to her parents about marriage, he was not making a proposal for himself, but on behalf of his younger brother.
It was not until Sölve Lind was nearly grown up that he discovered that he was one of the “touched” of the Ice People, and that he had abilities that were out of the ordinary.He always got what he wished for, even when his wishes were selfish or even criminal. Sölve cynically took advantage of his abilities to gain wealth and seduce beautiful women. But one day he was told that he had a son – a monster, whom no one in the world must ever see ...
In a gloomy valley deep in the Transylvanian Alps there lay an isolated village and an imposing castle. Numerous men had lost their way when travelling there, and none had ever been seen again. When Heike Lind and his companions, Mira and Peter, arrived there they soon discovered that the villagers lived in a constant, paralysing state of fear – a fear that was somehow connected with the ladies who lived in the castle, the Princess Feodora and the stunningly beautiful Nicola ...
Gunilla of Knapahult was brought up under the discipline and admonitions of the Lord. This meant beatings for sins she had never committed. Although she loved somebody else, her father’s fervent dream was for her to marry the distinguished Arv Grip.Then Arv’s relative, Heike Lind of the Ice People, came to the parish. With his special gifts, he soon discovered that Gunilla and Arv needed his assistance. He sensed the fatal danger that threatened them all from a ravine in a dense forest ...
At long last, Heike Lind of the Ice People reached Norway to take possession of his rightful inheritance. But when he arrived, he found that all his relatives had passed away and unscrupulous bandits had seized his property. Heike did not know what to do – but then he discovered a shy girl who roamed the forest like a shadow ...
Vinga Tark and Heike Lind, both members of the Ice People, started their fight to regain the family’s property. But the ruthless Judge Snivel was still firmly in possession of Graastensholm, which was Heike’s lawful inheritance. Heike was forced to make use of his “evil” inheritance and invoke supernatural powers in order to break the judge’s hold, and he would need the help of a virgin to do so – but was he willing to sacrifice his beloved Vinga …?
Anna Maria Olsdatter arrived in the small mining town of Ytterheden in Sweden to teach the miners’ children there. But not everyone was entirely enthusiastic about her presence, and at one point someone even tried to kill her. Anna Maria wrote to her relative, Heike Lind, to ask for his help. And he arrived only just in time, because now even more people were in danger.
From an early age, Tula Backe realized that she was different from everyone else: she was one of the Ice People’s stricken. She did not use her extraordinary gifts solely for good purposes, and her secret was revealed because an evil power, much stronger than her, had devilish plans for her. It was Tengel the Evil who had chosen Tula to be the one to wake him from his long slumber …
As a child, Eskil Lind had heard about the house in Eldafjord and the incredible treasure that was said to be hidden there. He had dreamed of that treasure ever since, and when he grew up he journeyed to find it. When he came to Eldafjord, he met greed, evil and a very unhappy woman with a critically ill son. He also heard that everyone who had searched for the treasure had suffered a sudden and cruel death …
Young Christer Tomasson was convinced that he was one of the stricken of the Ice People when he met the weak and submissive Magdalena at a sanatorium. He believed that he would be able to help her by means of his magical abilities. But Magdalena mysteriously disappeared, only to be replaced by a different girl. Christer soon discovered by there was something terribly wrong, and the truth that was about to be revealed would send shock waves through all of Sweden.
Belinda was the black sheep of the family, a naive and clumsy girl who had always stood in the shadow of her beautiful and talented older sister, Signe. But the feelings that burned within Belinda were as hot as fire. When she first met the loner, Viljar of the the Ice People, she grew frightened. For people considered Viljar to be slightly mad, and his gaze was as cold as ice.