Ice Maiden

Sally Prue


Ice Maiden

Ice Maiden

  • Title: Ice Maiden
  • Author: Sally Prue
  • ISBN: 9780192729651
  • Page: 458
  • Format: Paperback



The queen of fairies took me To yon green hill to dwell No one believes in fairies any No one goes up to the common Except Franz Something is there, watching him Something cold and wild And pleasant is the fairy land But an eerie tale to tell Edrin is no longer safe Her tribe is plotting against her, with hatred in their eyes Why is she so drawn to the humaThe queen of fairies took me To yon green hill to dwell No one believes in fairies any No one goes up to the common Except Franz Something is there, watching him Something cold and wild And pleasant is the fairy land But an eerie tale to tell Edrin is no longer safe Her tribe is plotting against her, with hatred in their eyes Why is she so drawn to the human boy Can he save her from the cold and from the tribe


Recent Comments "Ice Maiden"

This was a really interesting little book combining faeries with a lonely young boy and interweaving themes of survival, war, isolation and what it means to be an outsider.The story takes places in England, 1939, shortly after the events of Kristallnacht (Crystal Night) in Germany when the Nazis attacked the Jews. Franz and his parents are now living in England after leaving their home in Berlin behind. Franz feels alone and estranged from his parents, who he believes to be loyal Nazis, capable [...]

I only gave this book 3 out of 5 stars. It took me ages to get into the book and I thought it was pretty strange!The story is set in a village in England during the second world war and follows Franz who has moved to the village from Berlin with his parents, as well as Edrin who can only be described as a fairy.Through from the story we are never really told what she is! Edrin lives in the commonwhich I have gathered to be the woods beside the village with her tribe.The story flips between both [...]

Well, I must say I really enjoyed this! Franz was a very interesting and likable main character. He's a German boy living in England just prior to WWII, who feels very much an outsider and is bullied for being a "Nazi". He slowly comes to learn what it actually is the Nazis stand for and is horrified to think that this is how his parents think or is it? I won't spoil here, but there was a very neat little outcome!And at the same time as his story we have Edrin's. Edrin is the Ice Maiden, or at l [...]


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