by Janni Lee Simner
I will not allow it.
or, if you don't count prologue first lines:
Icy rain blew into my hood and dripped down my neck as I knelt on the mossy stones.
A great read on a scorching afternoon. Missed my daily writing page quota to finish it during the baby’s nap. Excellent twisty plot and total immersion into Icelandic lore and landscape. Haley is a believable, funny, and heroic protagonist. Loved it!
If you’re in the mood for more Arctic chill (and polar bears!), follow with Sarah Beth Durst’s Ice.