Valor is under arrest for the attempted murder of the crown prince. Her parents are outcasts from the royal court, her sister is banished for theft of a national treasure, and now Valor has been sentenced to life imprisonment at Demidova, a prison built from stone and ice.
But that’s exactly where she wants to be. For her sister was sent there too, and Valor embarks on an epic plan to break her out from the inside.
No one has escaped from Demidova in over three hundred years, and if Valor is to succeed she will need all of her strength, courage and love. If the plan fails, she faces a chilling fate worse than any prison…
An unforgettable story of sisterhood, valour and rebellion, Prisoner of Ice and Snow will fire you up and melt your heart all at once. Perfect for fans of Katherine Rundell, Piers Torday and Cathryn Constable.
Ruth Lauren’s Favourite Things about Valor
Hi Luna, and thanks for having me on your blog! What a great topic to write about. The main character of Prisoner of Ice and Snow is thirteen year old Valor Raisayevna and here are my favourite things about her:
- She’s fiercely loyal and protective of her family, particularly her twin sister, Sasha, who she’s attempting to rescue from an impregnable fortress prison of ice and stone.
- She’s strong and physically capable—she can ride and hunt and she’s extremely skilled with all types of bow (as she’ll show anyone given the slightest chance).
- Valor doesn’t always think before she speaks and she doesn’t always say the right thing, but she’s always driven by motives of loyalty—to her family, to her friends, to the royalty she works for, and to her beloved country, Demidova.
- She can be stubborn, but that also means she never gives up. Valor perseveres even when things don’t go her way and I think that’s the thing I like best about her.
Ruth Lauren lives in the West Midlands in England with her family and a lot of cats. She likes chocolate, walking in the woods, cheese, orchids, going to the movies, and reading as many books as she can. She’s been a teacher and worked in lots of different offices, but she likes writing best. Prisoner of Ice and Snow is her debut novel.