Princess Solveig and her siblings are trapped in a hidden fortress tucked between towering mountains and a frozen fjord, along with her best friend and an army of restless soldiers, all awaiting news of the king’s victory in battle, but as they wait for winter’s end and the all-encompassing ice to break, acts of treachery make it clear that a traitor lurks in their midst.
I found this to be a good mystery for any age, not just teens. It’s not often that you find a well written book set in an old Nordic setting, but it was not a dry book by any means. Solveig, the middle child between her older, beautiful sister and young brother, the heir, finds herself not only trying to define who she is and wants to be, but trying to solve the mystery they find themselves involved in. As all well written mysteries should, this one keeps you wondering who is behind it all til the very end.