By Scholastic

Reviewed for Fifth Grade, 2011


Stranded with a group of restless soldiers at the edge of a frozen sea, Solveig and her siblings must wait to hear if their father, the king, has been victorious in battle. But soon, boredom turns to fear: there’s a traitor in their midst. This slowly paced, but strangely riveting tale is a wonderful and unusual read. (Scholastic Press, $12.10)