In Yearning, the historic evil curse so feared by the dwindling descendants of the Ice People comes to fruition. A terrifying child, Kolgrim, is born to Sunniva, daughter of the unrepentant witch, Sol Angelica, whom Silje rescued from the plague in the first novel Spellbound. As Kolgrim grows up, the lives of Silje and Tengel are drawing to a close and the focus moves to their children and grandchildren.
A granddaughter Cecilie, governness to the family of King Christian IV, is caught up in the court intrigues in Copenhagen – and with the Thirty Years War raging across Europe, recruiting squads begin dragging off the youngest descendants of the Ice People to fight in that harsh conflict in Germany.
Margit Sandemo (1924-2018) was a Norwegian-Swedish historical fantasy author. She had been the best-selling author in the Nordic Countries since the 1980s, when her novel series of 47 books, The Legend of the Ice People, was published. She also wrote many other book series such as Häxmästaren and Legenden om Ljusets rike.
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The Legend of the Ice People consists of six works. The current recommended reading order for the series is provided below.