Hope. That is the feeling I had when I closed this book. Hope and determination. Hild was so brave to endure extreme hardships: from being accused of being possessed, to being attacked by a monster and losing her maid on a journey to be a false bargaining tool. It wasn't her choice to be possessed, and the punishment is unfair, but Hild doesn't complain. She simply does as she is told, hoping it will all end well. Then she arrives in the land of the Geats, which has been ravaged by a dragon. She almost runs from the small kingdom with so little to offer but decides to stay and help the new king rebuild his country and possibly make peace with hers. Hild must have felt hope, determination and also a certainty that this was her home now. This story attracted me because it supposedly involved Norse Mythology. I was disappointed to learn the author only made use of the three most common gods and goddesses, but it was still a great story. What more can I say? It was an amazing and extraordinary story, the kind that makes you want to laugh and cry at the same time. Thank you, Rebecca Barnhouse.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Lake City, IA USA