I discovered this book because of Battle of the Books, and didn't expect it to be that good. This book though, definitely met my standards. It is a perfect mix of action, heartbreak, and drama. There were some big plot twists and interesting bonds created in this book. After reading it, I immediately searched for other Matthew Kirby books because he knows how to create good, balanced stories. If you are looking for a book to read, search no more, read Icefall.
The fjord is freezing over. When a war breaks out the king sends his children and some of his most trusted servants to make a journey to a little town where the sea will freeze over for the winter and they will be safe. The king's three children; Asa, Solveig, and Harald along with Per, Raudi, Ole, and Bera are shipped up to survive the winter. They were sent on a ship in the middle of a random night, so they didn't have much time to pack, and even before the winter the winter starts they are running low on supplies, hoping and praying that the ship there father promises to come will get there before they are unreachable. Solveig spends her time bonding with her beloved goat, Hilda, waiting anxiously for the ship to arrive. When a ship does, but not the ship they were looking for. It is a Dreaker, suspected to be full of the other armies men. Will the ship be there to kill, or help them? Will they make it through the winter? Read Icefall and find out.