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review ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ô Caroline Lea ICELAND AN ISOLATED WINDSWEPT LAND HAUNTED BY WITCH TRIALS AND STEEPED IN THE ANCIENT SAGASBetrothed unexpectedly to Jón Eiríksson Rósa is sent to join her new husband in the remote village of Stykkishólmur Here the villagers are war. I enjoyed this novel thoroughly for the plot and wonderfully created atmosphere of the place and period Iceland in the 17th century seems to be a place that is dominated by all shades of grey and black and so is hard life which brings chores and little joy Occasionally there is a splash of cheerful yellow just like there may be a cheerful moment or two for the inhabitants of the islandThe plot is intriguing the place dark and yet appealing and characters that do not leave a reader indifferentFive stars from me as I will return to this novel

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Download ✓ The Glass Woman 107 ¶ ➼ The Glass Woman Download ➻ Author Caroline Lea – 1686 ICELAND AN ISOLATED WINDSWEPT LAND HAUNTED BY WITCH TRIALS AND STEEPED IN THE ANCIENT SAGASBetrothed unexpectedly to Jón Eiríksson Rósa is sent to join her new husband in the remote village of ICELAND AN ISOLATED E villagers mistrust them both Dark threats are whispered There is an evil here Rósa can feel it Is it her husband the villagers or the land itselfAlone and far from home Rósa sees the darkness coming She fears she will be its next vict. But such moments of savage contentment are as fleeting as the reflection of the swelling moon blinking upon the surface of the sea Only ever minutes old they dissolve with a passing cloud or a gust of windIn every human heart glows a tiny flame of hope that tomorrow will bring a love that might satisfy the smouldering yearning to be known In some hearts that fire is greedy and becomes a devouring inferno It leaves only dead ash and dry dust behind The wind whirls it into emptinessBut there is such heat while it burns And the light is infinite cThe darkness is smothering but I can hear the inhalations of the waves and smell the salt The sea has been present all of my days like lifeblood cNeither of us will let the other fall cLove opens us as an earthuake opens the earthI turn to face the sea and I walk I am overwhelmed by the sensation of lightness as if the stones weigh nothing It is a return to the still waters after a lifetime of currents and driftAnd beneath the breathing sky I have never felt alive cOne day she will return cSome stories she will not tell She will choose day by day which truths to reveal And gradually the tales she tells will become truth In this way she will live with who she has become She is a woman capable of violence She is a woman who did what was necessary She is a woman who has survivedBut the truth isn’t solid like the earth; she knows that now The truth is water or steam; the truth is ice The same tale might shift and melt and reshape at any time cThoughts of her husband and all that happened in Stykkishólmur are distant and ice covered They belong to another life For now this closeness this comfort is all that exists c

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The Glass WomanY of outsidersBut Rósa harbours her own suspicions Her husband buried his The Glass MOBI #8608 first wife alone in the dead of night He will not talk of it Instead he gives her a small glass figurine She does not know what it signifiesTh. 17th Century Iceland Witchcraft is punishable by death Women are held submissive by virtue of Biblical scriptures Food is scarce and the ocean is a death trap The season of winter looms over villages like the shadow of the Engill dauðans Rosa trades her freedom and future by marrying the well off bóndi Jon in order to help save her ill mother After marrying and moving away she is met with the haunting realization that his croft is filled with secrets and the village brimming with gossip Her husband is distant but the noises are near Is she going mad hearing thingsFilled with Icelandic saga references and superstitions this is a story that I found bewitching The beginning was a bit difficult for me to adjust to with the use of old language but I could not stop reading This novel kept me engaged throughout I was constantly trying to figure out how did Jon’s first wife die How did he kill her or did he have someone else do it What are the mysterious noises in his croft Will Rosa be safe or will she run or will the marriage grow into love What about her and Pall Is Petur to be trusted I recommend reading on a Kindle in order to translate the Icelandic words and phrases; however my Kindle was unable to translate some There was a glossary of Icelandic words in the very back but I didn't realize that until I had finished reading Many thanks to HarperCollins Caroline Lea and Netgalley for an advanced copy in exchange for my honest review 17th Century Icelandic Tales Witchcraft and Sorcery in Iceland