Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Waiting On Wednesday: ICE LAND by Betsy Tobin

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Oh, this will keep my mind off the heat during the dog days of August!
I don't know anything about Icelandic mythology, but I can hardly wait to find out!
What book are you eagerly anticipating?


by Betsy Tobin

Product Details:
ISBN: 0452295696
ISBN-13: 9780452295698
Format: Paperback, 368pp
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Pub. Date: August 25, 2009

Product Description (from
Ice Land is an epic tale of forbidden love. Set in the year 1000 AD, in the shadow of a smouldering volcano, it portrays a society on the brink of change, where the old values of loyalty and kinship are threatened by a new world order.

Freya knows that her people are doomed. Warned by the Fates of an impending catastrophe, she goes in search of a magnificent gold necklace said to have the power to alter the course of history. But to obtain the necklace, she must pay a terrible price and sell herself to the four brothers who created it.

Infused with the rich history and mythology of Iceland, Betsy Tobin's novel is a moving meditation on desire, the nature of belief and the redemptive power of the earth. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author:
Betsy Tobin was born in the American Midwest and moved to England in 1989. She is the author of two other novels, Bone House and The Bounce. She lives in London with her husband and four children. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


bermudaonion said...

I saw this on Shelf Awareness this morning and thought it looked good too.

Missy said...

I love the cover. The book sounds interesting as well ~ sounds like a good story!

Crystal said...

This sounds really good and different. I will have to look for it.

Mine is here.

Zibilee said...

I am hoping to get my hands on this one as well. Thanks for the heads up!

Pam said...

We visited Iceland in 2007 and it is a fascinating country with a rich mythical history. I hadn't heard of this book before. I will definitely look for it. Thanks for the recommendation. I'm anxiously waiting to read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society. I've had it out of the library twice and both times had to send it back for various reasons. It may be our book club selection for August, so I'm waiting to see if we select it. If not, I will read it ASAP!

Toni said...

That cover is breath taking.

Ann-Kat said...

I absolutely adore folklore and mythology, so this looks like a must have. Thanks for helping me with another new book lust. :D

Dar said...

I saw this book on Shelf Awareness. It does sound really good and that cover is just awesome.

Toni said...

yay... I got this book today!! :)

Stephanie said...

I don't know anything about Icelandic mythology either, and I am really intrigued! I also love the gorgeous cover of this book.