Middle grade and up
By Matthew Kirby
I won’t tell you what happens. Hmmm, does its title Ice Fall gives a hint? Add a punch of power (the power from Nature and a band of Viking berserkers). A king leaves behind his family in a protected fjord while he fights a war. No one knows of their hiding place, they think. However, a traitor is in their midst. The number of characters in Ice Fall is small. But they tell a big story: treachery from the one you trusted most, the struggle from girlhood to adulthood, and the importance of choices. This book gave me the sense of what it must have been like to be Viking.