Giants of the Frost : Europa Suite

  • by Kim Wilkins
  • Narrated by Edwina Wren
  • Series: Europa Suite
  • 15 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An epic saga of love, fate and betrayal.Victoria has chosen career over love, but starts to question this decision when she finds herself working at a remote weather research station on a tiny island off the coast of Norway.In this world of midnight sunshine, the Old Gods still watch the affairs of humanity - one of them has become fixated on Victoria, certain that she is the reincarnation of a woman he fell in love with over a thousand years before. It was a love affair which threatened the very existence of Asgard.Dangerous love and desire are soon running out of control, as the spectacularly supernatural obliterates Victoria's refuge in scientific rationalism.

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Audible Editor Reviews

Having established itself as a landmark of contemporary fantasy, Giants of the Frost finds itself a worthy suitor in the haunting strains of performer Edwina Wren - at once forceful and sensuous. After settling in at a remote Norwegian research station, scientist Victoria Scott soon begins to suffer an uncanny sense of déjà vu, followed by nightmarish visions. The source of these disturbances is steeped in centuries-old Pagan religion - its divine workings beyond the grasp of Victoria’s scientific sensibilities.
Wren’s voice-acting style is refreshingly unique and strikingly convincing, as she personifies stuffy Norwegian scientists, coarse yet mystical deities, and the incredulous heroine, chased by ancient demigods. Moreover, Wren’s lilting, ethereal airs heighten the chilling atmospherics and ancient echoes that haunt this tale at every turn.

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What the Critics Say

"A page-turning supernatural romance/dark fantasy novel with lashings of brooding Norse mythology." (The Age)
"Beautifully rendered....Quite possibly her finest work yet." (The Courier Mail)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Bad ending

The story is well told, if a bit long, but the main problem that I had with this book is that the ending (without disclosing details) is abrupt and unsatisfactory.
I came away very displeased with it.
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- Kindle Customer

Epic Tale With A Modern Twist

I really loved this book, more than I expected to. The author blended epic story telling of the old gods seamlessly with a modern twist. The way she characterized the Norse Gods and explained their existence, and their place in our mortal world, was very well done. Their characters take what we know of the gods, Odin the All Father and Loki the Trickster and the rest of the gang and turn their archetypes on their heads, making them fallible and almost human in their desires and weaknesses. This type of story is a classic in itself, a love story based on past life experience, and Wilkins brings everything we enjoy about the genre and adds her own elements besides. Despite the subject matter, I didn't feel it was cliché.

The narrator was quite enjoyable as well. Not only is her posh british accent melodic, her Norwegian accents aren't bad either. She does a very good job of assigning a different voice to every character, I was impressed by her range.

All in all, well worth the credit.
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- Julia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-17-2007
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd