Icebound (#Wattys2016)

Icebound (#Wattys2016)

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RosesRed By PaintingTheRosesRed Updated Oct 02

The harsh winters and freezing blizzards of the tundra are all familiar to Anyu. Living amongst her tribe in the frozen wasteland, she has learned to survive and fend for herself. But when she is lost in a strange blizzard, Anyu finds herself in a world of creatures, spirits, and magic that she has only heard of in legends. Lead by her mysterious guide Kano, Anyu searches for a way back home. But before she can leave, she will have to discover the truth about herself and the land she calls home. What has Anyu's tribe been keeping hidden? What is her connection to this strange new world?

And what are the secrets hidden beneath the ice?

Highest Ranking: 
#44 in Fantasy- June 1, 2016
#83 in Fantasy- May 22, 2016
#287 in Fantasy- May 7, 2016

sambalazs sambalazs Aug 17
I love this! One of my stories is set in a kind of Ice Age environment, so it was cool to see this! I'm drawn to anything icy/cold now because of my own story. This is really interesting so far, and I love the idea of the ijiraq.
LeighaDavid LeighaDavid Aug 22
Interesting intro and very well written! I'm not a fan of ice or snow myself, but I'm pulled into this so far.
bubba_bree bubba_bree Apr 06
I love your setting you convey- its breathtaking and sublime. The imagery and minor details really meld together to create the realistic cold environment. Your writing is fluid, and your style is somewhat poetic. Keep it up!
swpoet swpoet Oct 05
Wow! This is one of the best opening chapters I've read in a while- it really grabs you and holds on tight! I also think your descriptions are lovely and very vivid.
Lesha872 Lesha872 Aug 04
Your writing is beautiful! The opening is great and your descriptions are spot on!
swpoet swpoet Oct 05
This is a beautiful opening. I especially
                              Love the sentence "she didn't know their secrets"