Trollbunden Silje Arngrimsdotter var bara sjutton r n r pesten tog alla hennes sl ktingar Utsvulten och frusen och med tv sm barn att ta hand om s kte hon sig till likb len utanf r Trondheim f r att s ka v r

  • Title: Trollbunden
  • Author: Margit Sandemo
  • ISBN: 9789177102465
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Silje Arngrimsdotter var bara sjutton r n r pesten tog alla hennes sl ktingar 1581 Utsvulten och frusen och med tv sm barn att ta hand om s kte hon sig till likb len utanf r Trondheim f r att s ka v rme M rkligt nog var det bara en i Isfolkets tt som hj lpte henne i n dens stund en man som Silje fann n rmast djurisk och skr mmande, men underligt tilldragande p samSilje Arngrimsdotter var bara sjutton r n r pesten tog alla hennes sl ktingar 1581 Utsvulten och frusen och med tv sm barn att ta hand om s kte hon sig till likb len utanf r Trondheim f r att s ka v rme M rkligt nog var det bara en i Isfolkets tt som hj lpte henne i n dens stund en man som Silje fann n rmast djurisk och skr mmande, men underligt tilldragande p samma g ngBokn je ab

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    1. I never would have read this if it wasn't for Kaisa and the MacHalos!It was written in the 80s, I believe, by an author who has sold the most books in Nordic countries. Never heard of her. Oops. But, I'm really glad I know now because I really enjoyed this!It's an historical fantasy with heavy romantic elements about a "cursed" people and a young woman who falls in love with the most-cursed of them all. It sort of has a Beauty and the Beast vibe to it. It might possibly be a little squicky becau [...]

    2. Actual rating: 2.5 stars. Up the review goes, down the rating flows.A question, my Little Barnacles: you do not seriously think I read this book willingly, do you now? Oh, good. I thought it must have been pretty obvious to everyone that the MacHalos someone must have held me at gunpoint to force me to read this delightful story, but I wanted to make things clear for the most clueless decapods among you. Wouldn't want the puny humans my dear friends to think less of me because of my despicable r [...]

    3. (English translation, paperback) A rather spooky cult classic in Europe,Spellbound is the first of 47 books in The Legend of the Ice People series, originally written in Swedish by the prolific Margit Sandemo. Fairly rich in European history -- particularly Scandinavian --- this paranormal romance series spans 400 years. Despite some erotic overtones (dream scenes, emerging sexuality, etc.) and one moderately explicit sex scene, I hesitantly taggedSpellbound as YA (but it captured this adult's i [...]

    4. This whole series is definitely a guilty pleasure for me 47 volumes of a guilty pleasure. It's exactly the kind of overly sentimental, formulaic crap, with elements of fantasy thrown in and lots of sex scenes aimed at a)teenage girls and/or b) bored housewives, that I usually want to kill with fire but for some reason I love it. Whole 47 volumes of it. I've read the whole series a couple of times, and certain individual volumes more than that. It's like eating a whole jar of peanut butter with a [...]

    5. 4.5 starsI don't know what came over me, but this made me feel things. Buddy read with the lovely MacHalo group!Winter 1581, Norway. 16-year-old Silje stumbles away from her plague-ridden village, leaving her dead family behind. Having collected two abandoned children, she stumbles into a forest seeking warmth and sustenance. She encounters there a demonic yet captivating wolf-man, one of the Ice People from the Shadow Mountains whom Silje has been raised to fear.Just a quick note: This isn't YA [...]

    6. In Experiences in translation Umberto Eco argues that translation should be considered a literary genre in itself, an art form in its own right: he knew something about it, given that the semiologist turned author translated himself one of the most untranslatable books of all times, Raymond Queneau's Exercices de style (which in fact Eco didn’t translate at all but rewrote from scratch, thus proving the point he made elsewhere: that a translator is, for all intents and purposes, the co-author [...]

    7. This is where it all started. With this book. Both for the author, and for me, as the reader.This is where Margit Sandemo started writing a series of books that was unlike anything else at the time. We have to keep in mind this is early 1980's, and supernatural books with a slight erotic twist weren't all that common.I didn't get around to read these books until more than a decade later. I was still a kid when these books came out. Later I was holding off reading these because they were a "saga" [...]

    8. Saga o Ludziach Lodu tak dumnie brzmi, prawda? Usłyszałam o niej parę lat temu i jedną z jej cech było to, że nie dało się jej już nigdzie dostać w wersji papierowej, aby pięknie się prezentowała na półce. Jednak w końcu zdobyłam parę jej części. Niekoniecznie wiedziałam też czego mam się po niej spodziewać, ale po pierwszej części jestem naprawdę zadowolona. Jest rok 1581, a w północnej Norwegii w okolicach Trondheim panuje zaraza, która zabiera ze sobą tysiące o [...]

    9. 3.5 stars~~~~ MacHalo Buddy Read~~~~I enjoyed this story. It was a quick read. A bit dark, full of old superstitions and I like stories like that. Although, many were bothered by the translation, I wasn't really. BUT! Something was definitely lost. Something was off, but I got the gist and liked it anyway.

    10. Sagan om Isfolket är en sådan där klassiker man har hört mycket om men inte riktigt orkat ta sig tid att ens snegla på – typ som Grottbjörnens folk. Speciellt med tanke på att det finns ungefär femtio böcker i denna serie. Men när jag hittade första boken på Myrorna för en guldpeng var det svårt att inte påbörja det stora (snarare långa) äventyret om isfolket. Nu kommer den svåraste delen: att få tag på resten av serien.Efter att Siljes familj dött i pesten i 1500-talets [...]

    11. My mother started collecting this series in the 1980's when she was a teenager and when I entered my teens they became one of my favorite series.The series starts in 1581 in Trondheim, Mid-Norway with Silje, Charlotte, Sol, Dag, Henning and Tengel. Silje is a sixteen year old girl who has lost her entire family and home to the plague and wanders the streets of Trondheim looking for food and warmth, and even though she can't feed or warm herself she decides to take in the two orphans she finds. L [...]

    12. This is one of the best books I've ever read! Love, love, love it =D It's the first book in a series with 47 books!! But I love all of them. And now it's being translated into English. I recomend everyone in the world to read atleast the first book. It has alot of ingredients: fantasy, love, secrets, passion, evil.

    13. Я й ніби свідома, що "мілєнько" - це не найкраща характеристика для пристойної книжки, але якесь таке воно і є. Приємне, ненав'язливе, переповнене анахронізмами та такими пристрастями, що ух! і ах!, романтичне фентезі. Справді дуже скандинавське - сніжне, прозоре і соціально ві [...]

    14. ‘Spellbound’ is a charming and atmospheric tale set in 16th century Norway. It follows a sixteen year old girl named Silje (pronounced Sil-ya, according to the internet) after she loses her family and home to a plague outbreak. After inadvertently adopting two abandoned children, she finds a new home and encounters mysterious persons. I found Silje an appealing and sympathetic narrator, convincingly teenage yet forced into adult pragmatism by circumstance; brave and thoughtful yet frustrated [...]

    15. I usually don't read sagas but I was recommended to try this one and it was surprisingly good! It's a light read with engaging story and interesting characters. I also liked the mix of historical fiction and fantasy/mythology.

    16. I'm just giving these books five stars because of the nostalgia, and it's just very relaxing to read them! And they give me a spring feeling for some reason! :)

    17. Ískisur er skemmtiþáttur um bókmenntir og dýralíf á Alvarpi Nútímans. Vinkonurnar Birna, Helga og Kristín ræða vikulega um einn kafla úr erótíska og sýrða bókabálknum Ísfólkið. Í lok hvers þáttar er rædd Net-kisa vikunnar.Ískisur 0 - Formáli - LOLcatsÍ formála Ískisa skyggnumst við inn í hugarheim meistaranna sem standa á bakvið Ískisur og reynum að skilja hvers vegna í ósköpunum þær ákváðu að blanda saman Ísfólkinu og köttum. Kynnumst aðeins mei [...]

    18. I read the Isfolket books when I was ten and trapped in my grandmother's snowed-in cabin for a few weeks, and I remember especially enjoying the first one. I didn’t get through all 47 of them; since they never seemed to improve after the initial story, I gave up halfway through the series. But I recently found Trollbunden as an audio book and have now listened through it again during a couple of wintry forest walks. The plot is unsurprisingly very thin, being first and foremost a romance, and [...]

    19. I am in two minds here. Reading this story again, so many years after its original publication in 1982, was rewarding enough. It was nice being back in this story, which back then had a special impact in my young mind. (I was introduced to this story by my late paternal grandmother.)For that, I'd like to give the story 4 stars.On the other hand, I am older now, and a more critical reader than I was in my youth. And there's just too many clichés, cringling sentences (downright bad writing--and n [...]

    20. Jeg tror efterhånden godt de fleste der følger med herinde ved, at historiske romaner ikke lige er min kop te. Well… Ingen regler uden undtagelse! For hulan hvor blev jeg dog bare fanget af den her bog. Hvad det præcis var der gjorde det, ved jeg ikke, måske det fact, at det føltes som om den var skrevet til kvinder, eller måske fordi den ikke var så beskrivende, som jeg ellers synes mange historiske romaner er.Hovedpersonen Sille er et fantastisk menneske. Naivt, godt, håbefuldt. Næs [...]

    21. Nu har jag äntligen läst första boken i denna jättelång och välkänd serie. Jag tänkte lite löst om jag läste ett par böcker varje år från serien, skulle det går bra. 47 böcker i hela serien. Då skulle jag vara femtio något när jag läser klart. Det törs inte tänka på.Lättläst historisk romans med lite övernaturlig i det. Det är någonting skönt över den, som mysig och att vara hemma jag vet inte hur jag ska beskriva det. Inte att den blir bästa boken någsonsin skrivi [...]

    22. Not a bad read. This was a nice combination of historical fiction and fantasy - the two blended well together. I guess this book is classified as fantasy romance; I'm not a big romance reader, and I found the overall plot to be rather predictable, as I usually find romance tales to be. However, there was enough other stuff going on besides the romance/sexual tension to hold my interest.The ending of the book felt more like a chapter ending rather than a novel ending, but that could be because th [...]

    23. Egyelőre kicsit tanácstalan vagyok. Azért kezdtem el a sorozatot, mert egyszer, évekkel ezelőtt egy könyves hosszasan áradozott róla, hogy ha igazi irodalmat akarok olvasni, és ez aztán de jól meg van írva. Akkor azt mondtam, jó, elolvasom majd valamikor. Évek során többször is szemeztem vele, mert mástól is hallottam, hogy ilyen jó és olyan jó. Nos, néhány napja rászántam magam, ma végeztem is az első kötettel, és most csak ülök és keresem, mi varázsolhatta el [...]

    24. This is a book that was recommended to me by my Great Dane friend. The author is Swedish-Norwegian, and has written 47 Ice People book of which about 5-9 are translated into English, the rest are in Swedish and Norwegian.I read this not knowing what to expect, and wondering if the English translation would match up with the Swedish/Norwegian version that my friend loved so much.It is not a complicated book. The story is simple, and told through the eyes of a peasant girl, although educated. Her [...]

    25. Here's a book I want to recommend to every single person I know who also likes supernatural stuff with some sexiness included. This is the first book in one of my favorite series, by Swedish/Norwegian author Margit Sandemo, finally translated into English. The series is 47 books long, and part one of a series-trilogy. I do not know yet, if they plan to translate the other two parts once they've translated all 47 books, but that's OK. They're all single-standing series, and you won't know there's [...]

    26. Spellbound. Silje, a daughter of Arngrim, was only 17, when the epidemic in 1581 took all her relatives. Starving, cold with two orphaned kids she was going to the place away from the town, where the corpses were burned. She wanted to warm up by the fire. In that dramatic moment mysterious man took care of her - a man from Ice People clan, whose looks made her fear, but was also strangely attractive.First volume of the series beloved in Scandinavia, Iceland, Poland, Russia and Hungary. I love it [...]

    27. I really enjoyed reading this book. I thought it was really good and sweet, and it had just the right amount of sexual tension. I would give it 5 stars but since there was one part that i thought was really weird and that i did not enjoy at all, i just couldn't bring myself to give it a 5. But anyway, it was indeed really good.I would recommend this book to anyone who is intrested in scandinavian history with a dash of fantasy/supersticion.

    28. I really wanted this to be good, since the author is Norwegian, but no matter how much goodwill I allow it, I cannot give it more than two stars. I think the translation must be poor, but having not read the original I cannot say for certain. I think people who like sagas will like it, but it wasn't for me.

    29. I had to start reading this series, because two different people said my novel reminded me of it. I was amazed realizing how much the language as well as the plot resembled my own. I really liked it and am gonna continue with the second book out of many.

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