My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This story made me feel like I was sitting by a fire with a winter storm blazing outside. It brought me to the winter world of the Staryk and the opulent world of the tsar. The vivid descriptions of the author just immersed me in the world she created.
This was a book of women – tough women who had to overcome different obstacles in their lives. This book was about magic, good and evil. A grown up fairytale with the happy ending I love.
The author wrote about every form of love there is and packed it in a plot that made you value each one in turn. This is a book I will probably read over and over again – I will read it to my daughter if I had one. Just like the fairytales I loved as a child, this story just grows on you.
I recommend this to anyone who needs the hope of a happy ending in their lives.