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  • Location: Iceland, Reykjavik

Where the Shadows Lie (Fire & Ice 1 )

Where the Shadows Lie (Fire & Ice 1 )

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2000s: A death is related to an 800 year old saga,and a powerful ring, which inspired Tolkein’s ‘Lord of the Rings’…

  • ISBN: 978-1848873995
  • Genre: Crime, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

What you need to know before your trail

Rumours swirl of an eight-hundred-year-old manuscript inscribed with a long-lost saga about a ring of terrible power.

A rediscovered saga alone would be worth a fortune, but, if the rumours can be believed, there is something much more valuable about this one. Something worth killing for. Something that will cost Professor Agnar Haraldsson his life.

Iceland-born, Boston-raised homicide detective Magnus Jonson has a tough job on his hands. He’s been seconded to the Icelandic Police Force and is part of a witness protection programme due to something which happened back in Boston. However, Magnus has a more personal reason to return to the home of his birth.

And the Sagas are at the centre of Iceland and its people’s lives.

Travel Guide

Welcome to Iceland

This is the Iceland of myths and folklore. The icy landscape and the remote chill of the landscape added to the stories contained in the Sagas and the stories of Vikings add to the evocative and unique landscape where mountains and lava fields lie beside ditches and lakes – all with secrets from the past.
At the centre of it all, the Sagas:

Agnar had been privileged to handle some of the oldest manuscripts of his country’s sagas, copied out by monks with infinite care on to sheaves of calm skins using black bearberry Juice for ink and features from the left wings of swans for pens. Those magnificent  documents were Iceland’s heritage, Iceland’s soul.

Binding Iceland’s landscape and history, secrets and superstitions in a novel allows the story of a long lost saga to really create a fascinating and captivating atmosphere.

Never underestimate the power of Iceland’s wild, volcanic landscape. And never ever underestimate the power of the country’s Sagas.

Streetview Maps

C) Iceland - Reykjavik - police station
D) Iceland - Reykjavik -Seltjarnarnes

Booktrail Boarding Pass Information:  Where the Shadows Lie (Fire & Ice 1 )

Author/ Guide: Michael Ridpath  Destination: Iceland, Reykjavik, Keflavik  Departure Time: 2000s

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