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Throwback Thursday: A Reflection of Ice

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Lyra plunges into the woods for refuge, leaving the discovery of her stepmother’s affair and the woman’s ensuing rage back at the trailer park. However, a mysterious ringing in the forest leads her to a different sort of sanctuary, a castle of ice with a lonely prince living in his solitary kingdom.

While the castle holds haunting ballrooms, vast gardens, and rooms filled with more treasures than a museum, the cobwebs in dark corners whisper a different story. The longer she stays, the more she yearns to return to her rusty old home. Yet once she uncovers the secret of the ice prince in his castle, if she doesn’t find a way to escape soon, she never will.

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A Reflection of Ice Release Day!

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Get your copy of this dark young adult fairytale HERE!

Lyra plunges into the woods for refuge, leaving the discovery of her stepmother’s affair and the woman’s ensuing rage back at the trailer park. However, a mysterious ringing in the forest leads her to a different sort of sanctuary, a castle of ice with a lonely prince living in his solitary kingdom.

While the castle holds haunting ballrooms, vast gardens, and rooms filled with more treasures than a museum, the cobwebs in dark corners whisper a different story. The longer she stays, the more she yearns to return to her rusty old home. Yet once she uncovers the secret of the ice prince in his castle, if she doesn’t find a way to escape soon, she never will.

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Fairy Tale Inspiration: Bluebeard

When I was working on A Reflection of Ice, one of the fairy tales I drew inspiration from is the French folktale by Charles Perrault, Bluebeard.

Bluebeard is a wealthy nobleman who asks the youngest daughter of his neighbors to be his wife, against her will. She’s terrified, but he whisks her off to his remote chateau. While there, he leaves on a trip, giving his wife the warning to not go to the underground chamber. Of course, once he leaves, she explores the forbidden room.

In the forbidden room lay all of the corpses of Bluebeard’s former wives.

Before she can flee, Bluebeard returns. He chases after her, determined to kill her as well, but her brothers and sister save the day. With Bluebeard dead, she inherits his fortune and lives happily ever after.

Creepy though, right? When you’re reading A Reflection of Ice, see if you notice some of the inspiration from Bluebeard in action!