A highly original story that draws the reader into the icy, remote world of the North, with a protagonist I wanted to follow around and felt for. The description of the antagonist (if Runo is such) is so vivid and fascinating that I understand her motive for following him, even if it looks daring or careless at first glance. Her fascination became my own, and so I watched with bated breath as the horrific climax unfolded, and here the author really exceled herself. She writes best at the paranormal/horror core of the story and the descriptions are vivid to the point that I cringed. In this story you can see that she writes cross-genre, as she can pull off not only that core, but also the relationships, the characterisations, the flirting and attraction, the setting of the scenes...and I absolutely loved the quirky villagers that are hovering in the background all the time! The unexpected ending makes this an absolutely wonderfully chilling read with many aspects to it -- and is so satifsfying, too! I definitely want to read more of her as she puts so many genre-aspects into one little story.
(review of free book)