From a land of ice and fire comes a tale of Vikings and Magic
still lurks in the dark corners of the world. At the ends of the Earth
in an ancient land of ice and fire, the last remaining life-forger plies
his trade, crafting legendary living-blades for those few Viking nobles
who can afford them.
Betrayed and on the run, Fornulf and his
family must enlist forgotten allies and forge new alliances to rid their
homeland of evil. To defeat the usurper king and save his people,
Fornulf is forced to make a choice no man should have to.
- Filled with magic, betrayal, heartache, and courage, "Of Ice & Magic" defines Epic Fantasy. * A Novella (19,300 words)
Of Ice & Magic is Fantasy, the tale is firmly rooted in history and
combines a detailed historical setting--medieval Iceland--with Norse
Mythology and Viking supernatural beliefs.
In this epic tale you'll find examples of Magic which the Vikings believed in and practiced:
Seith - spirit walking among the nine worlds
Galdr - chanting the runes to cast spells
Runic Divination - using the runes to divine possible future outcomes, predating Tarot by many centuries.@goodreads
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1372688251 5 STARS
The old gods died. Magic died. I wept to see them gone.
Wow! Who knew that a novella of an epic fantasy could be so freaking good! I totally loved this book.
What do I say without giving out spoilers :) I just want to talk about the whole thing.
so you have have Fornulf (which means ancient wolf), he is the last
living-sword, life-forger. Although, his son, Karl is his apprentice and
has been for four years, so hopefully this will continue on in the
Fornulf forges a sword for the evil Lord Torgny, but at the time he didn't know Torgny was evil.
Fornulf forges a sword, not only does it take a lot of materials, it
takes a willing sacrifice that say the words to the sword that they give
their soul willingly. Well... when I say life-sword, I mean LIFE SWORD.
Fornulf also has a daughter named Brynn that is very good with weapons, better than her brother even.
Fornulf and Karl go to the towns for a couple of days to buy supplies
and nice things for Brynn and their mom Hilde with the large bag of
money they got for the sword the jerk Torgny comes back to their home
attempting to kill them all. Some did get killed but I won't say who.
leads to an alliance with Torgny's nephew Gunner and brings the
townsfolk together to help forge another sword for Gunner. They also
have magic and sorcery that help in this endeavor. What occurs is just
so awesome and sad that I'm holding back from telling everything what
happened. OH and the end is so good I can't hardly stand it. Talk about
I recommend to all high fantasy book lovers!