When Gerta’s friend Kay is stolen away by the mysterious Snow Queen, it’s up to Gerta to find him. Her journey will take her through a dangerous land of snow and witchcraft, accompanied only by a bandit and a talking raven. Can she win her friend’s release, or will following her heart take her to unexpected places?
A retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s Snow Queen, by T. Kingfisher, author of Bryony and Roses and The Seventh Bride.
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The writing is gorgeous. The story is thoughtful and brilliant. The magic is of that subtle, organic type that makes enchantment seem like the natural state of being. Every single character feels real and alive and fully fleshed out. Every description is sublime. The balance of comedy and darkness is flawless, and the crow's name is "the sound of mouse bones crushed under the hooves of god." The romance is beautiful and sweet and natural and perfect. I adore absoloutely everything about this book, and having just finished reading it, am literally about to read the whole story over again because it was honestly that wonderful. Click "buy" and thank me later.