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Blessed (or cursed) with an ability to understand animals, the Lass has always been an oddball. And when an isbjorn (polar bear) seeks her out, and promises that her family will become rich if only the Lass will accompany him to his castle, she doesn't hesitate. But the bear is not what he seems, nor is his castle, which is made of ice and inhabited by a silent staff of servants. Only a grueling journey on the backs of the four winds will reveal the truth: the bear is really a prince who's been enchanted by a troll queen, and the Lass must come up with a way to free him before he's forced to marry a troll princess.
©2008 Jessica Day George (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-05-2012

Fairytale

This story was more of a traditional fairy tale than what I was expecting (hoping for). The narrator was dull and didn't add to the story. It felt like I was being read a bedtime story by my sister. I was hoping for a lot more.

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  • Ravenous Reader
  • 10-11-2010

Fantastic Listen!

There is, in this world, a fine tradition of fairy tale retellings and "Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow" deserves a place alongside the best. I caught echoes of Robin McKinley's "Beauty," but they were not overwhelming. Furthermore, by choosing to deviate from the traditional fairy tale stock this novel stands on its own, charming feet.

I had previously read the book, so it was, as usual a shock to hear how badly I had mangled the Norwegian names in my head. Thanks so much to Audible for producing this book! I'd love to hear/read more by Jessica Day George!

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  • Curlygulry
  • 05-11-2018

A Love Story??

I am a huge fan of Jessica Day George so I assumed I would like this book as I loved the others, but... No. It had a promising start and an interesting mystery. But the book is a 7 hour listen and I can't think of what took up so much time. The love story is almost non existent.
**Spoilers**
I understand it was meant to be a beauty and the beast scenario but when the Lass started displaying feelings for her beast I was surprised. I hadn't read anything that explained her strong feelings for him. Every scene they share is told from a third person perspective. So rather then letting us share in the conversations the book tells us they talked about plays and book then moves on. I was waiting for the book to start telling their love story, how they connected but instead it skipped that part and just expected me, as the reader, to fill in the blanks and accept that they had formed an unbreakable bond that was worth risking everything for. When they met again near the end and kissed for the first time it was odd, and felt unnatural.
I'm returning this book. I spent 7 hours on a story that is so bare I feel like I could retell everything in a page or two and not miss anything important. Also there are a few plot holes that are never explained usually I just shrug it off not every book can explain every plot point but this one was a big deal. The Lass's brother was one taken by the Troll Princess but at several points in the book it explains that the troll princess always takes princes but the lass is from a poor family so her brother is certainly not a prince and they never address why the troll princess took him. Another smaller one was the fact that every prince the troll queen takes happens to fall in love with the girl who lives with him. As far as I can tell the girl is chosen at random so how is it that they all end up perfectly matched? Is there falling in love part of the curse or spell? I guess that might explain why the Lass and her princes love story is so thin but that doesn't make good story telling I want real love not this.

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  • Patrick King
  • 06-07-2016

love is all Sun and Moon, ice and snow

beautiful story love and distress it is wonderful I loved it so much you will too

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  • IloveYAbooks
  • 27-01-2016

Not what I hoped

Good, though I never really gave my heart away to this audio book, where I've given my heart to so many similar books. It just lacked strong personality-- and the ending was a women studies 101 nightmare; I know the ending probably came straight from the fairy tale and was softened by some side comments but it still made my inner feminist cringe.

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  • Barb
  • 08-04-2015

Entertaining

It kept my interest and I would have given 5 stars had it had a more satisfying end. Lass and her prince actually got married the servants that had served her all even the supposed dead ones coming alive, free and becoming human again, and going back to families, the name given to the girl having power to kill the evil tolls, and bring back life, the mother being ashamed of how she treated her wonderful, brave and kind hearted daughter, and when lasses Morher heard the praise of the queen ( mother of prince Ashland and how she loved her new daughter in-law and her gift of speaking to animals she changed her tune and saw their blessings in it and felt blessed to be the mother of such a girl, it would have been a 5 star book the prince in the the girls bed was a bit off too. B

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  • Elizabeth
  • 07-03-2012

Fun fairey tale

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The epic monster ending was alittle lame and uneventfull

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The main character could talk to animals and her brothers envolvement, the secret challenge at the castle, her character

What about Jessica Roland’s performance did you like?

good reader

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

sure