The fate of his people, and his own life, depends on it. But when he does find her, she is nothing like he imagined, and may just harbor more secrets than he does himself.
Astrid has never taken well to commands. No matter who issues them . . .
She’s clashed her whole life with her father, and now her lover, the mysterious man who comes to her bedroom in darkness and disappears to guard his mountain by day as a bear, is finding it out the hard way. And when he’s taken by his enemies, no one is prepared for Astrid’s response.
It is never wise to anger the mistress of the wind . . .
A captivating and magical adult retelling of the fairy tale East of the Sun, West of the Moon.
Praise for Mistress of the Wind:
“Diener’s adaptation retains the familiar elements of the original, echoing both the structure and spirit of the classic, but true to form, she puts her own spin both the plot and the narrative, crafting an intricately alluring tale of self-sacrifice, steadfast devotion and enduring love.“ Flashlight Commentary
“The story is fast-paced and never boring, the world a beauty and Michelle’s writing so wonderfully detailed that I felt I was with Bjorn and Astrid on their journey.“ Book Bird Reviews
Author Michelle Diener takes this re-telling to another level. She doesn’t restrict herself to an East of the Sun, West of the moon retelling. Instead we are also given parts reminiscent of Psyche’s quest. Which just allowed for a much more richer story. Paperback Wonderland
Please tell us a little bit about you.
Thank you for having me, Amber. I live in Australia, near the coast, and when I’m not writing, I’m reading, baking or walking. I have two children and a husband. No pets right now, but that will change–my kids are desperate for a dog. I am a real travel bug, I love to travel, and since we moved to Australia, I’ve managed to expand my horizons to include China and Singapore, which has been really exciting. But still, nothing beats getting lost and swept away into the pages of a good book.
What was the inspiration for Mistress of the Wind?
I love fairy tales, and Mistress of the Wind is based on one of my favorites, East of the Sun, West of the Moon. I wove in some Norse mythology, which I also love, and some other magical creatures. But most of all, I love it because at its heart it is about a woman coming to understand her own power.
Is there a singular character that really touched your heart and why?
I loved the North Wind in this story. He is hurt and confused and his actions lead to things he never imagined, but he redeems himself in the end.
Can we expect to hear more from these characters in the near future?
This is a standalone novel. However, there will be another fantasy based on a fairy tale out next year, called The Golden Apple. It is based on the fairy tale The Princess on the Glass Hill, and I give readers a sneak peek at it at the end of Mistress of the Wind.
How has this story touched your life?
All my stories touch my life, because I live in the world of the story every day I write it, and I walk in the steps of the characters, and know them as well as I know myself. Mistress of the Wind is about magical things and enduring love and finding your strength. I love its depth and the world it is set in.
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