The Heart of Winter

The Heart of Winter

351 Reads 69 Votes 6 Part Story
L. M. Faris By LMFaris Updated Feb 12

"Wait a moment." His voice was soft and insistent. It seemed also that I heard the words inside my mind, their tendrils brushing gently against my consciousness.

I knew I should disobey, but my breath caught in my throat. Midnight hair fell across his temple, while eyes just as dark observed me in silence. Something smouldered beneath the surface, some otherworldly quality I couldn't name. Every instinct was screaming at me to run.

I didn't move.


Sixteen-year-old Frida lives in a small, isolated village. Knowing her parents would disapprove, she studies runecraft in secret. One day, an encounter with a mysterious man in the forest causes her to question everything she had always believed to be true up until now...and she discovers that her ordinary life may not be quite so ordinary after all.
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NiamhBran NiamhBran Mar 26
Your plot and descriptions so far give this story a perfect "fairy-tale" sort of atmosphere!
OctaviaLocke OctaviaLocke Oct 28, 2016
There are sentences here I truly love. And the description is just as vivid and woven beautifully in this chapter as the last. Definitely a great read and I will be waiting for your next update. (What is their connection??) Keep up the great work! 😄
RinRobin RinRobin Jan 17
I like the descriptions you used here, "Arrested by the sight" I really got a good image of what she was seeing.
emily_jf_jacks emily_jf_jacks Dec 09, 2016
oh my goodness! This is so intriguing - and so well written! I can't wait to read more!! <3 xx
JettaFrame JettaFrame Nov 13, 2016
I am going nuts imagining the small book. I love little books ^^
RinRobin RinRobin Jan 16
I agree with Octavia. The image you get from it is very vivid. Makes me want to keep reading c: