Dragonfly in the Land of Ice: Book Two of the Dragonfly Series
Resa Nelson, Eric Wilder
(CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Oct. 19, 2015)
Dragonfly in the Land of Ice is Book 2 in the Dragonfly series (Series #2 in the Dragonslayer World). When Greeta is abducted by strange Northlander men who set sail for the Land of Ice, she is shocked to find her family aboard the Northlanders’ ship. Even more surprising, her family not only knows the men who stole Greeta away but also has promised to help them by forging weapons using the secret technique reserved for making dragonslayer swords. All Greeta wants is to go back to her simple, everyday life where she can live in peace and quiet. Once they arrive in the Land of Ice, a sorcerer sends ice dragons that attack the Northlanders’ settlement. The Northlanders believe the sorcerer wants to drive them out of their own country. In a strange twist of fate, Greeta is isolated with the Northlander woman Frayka who believes she must find and kill the sorcerer in order to protect her people and their future. When Frayka is injured, Greeta knows that abandoning the Northlander woman would most likely lead to Frayka’s death. Although Greeta would rather return to her own family and home, she isn’t willing to risk Frayka’s safety, even if it means going on a journey that Greeta would refuse under normal circumstances. Traveling together throughout the unusual countryside of the Land of Ice, Greeta and Frayka encounter bizarre magical creatures and unexpected allies. When Greeta realizes her own people back home in the Great Turtle Lands are likely to be the sorcerer’s next target, she steps up her efforts to help Frayka. But has Greeta’s change of heart come too late? Dragonfly (271 words): In a medieval fantasy world where a handful of refugees from a Viking-like world now live in peace in a village of Shining Star people in the Great Turtle Lands, Greeta faces a dilemma. Although she longs to be married and have children, her sweetheart is balking. Something is wrong, and she suspects it’s because she looks nothing like any other young women. Instead of being petite and dark, Greeta is tall and pale. For the first time in her life, Greeta is beginning to realize she has nowhere to fit in. And she could be facing a lonely life without love or a family of her own. The appearance of a shaman in her village changes everything. The shaman insists Greeta must learn to walk in the Dreamtime because dark days approach and a key to the survival of all people in the Great Turtle Lands will be a gift that Greeta doesn’t yet know she has. Convinced she no longer belongs in her own village, Greeta leaves with the shaman. But the travels beyond the village Greeta has always known and loved soon become perilous. She will soon learn that Dragonfly, the name given to her by the Shining Star people, is a clue to both the mysterious past she can’t remember as well as her future. Dragonfly is Book 1 in the new epic fantasy adventure series that is also the second series set in Resa Nelson’s Dragonslayer World, a world brimming with female heroes, shapechangers, ghosts, and dragons. The Dragonfly series revolves around fantasy cultures inspired by the Norse exploration of Native America over 1000 years ago.