Where the Shadows Lie
($1.59 Main / £0.99 UK
), the first title in the Fire & Ice series by Michael Ridpath, is the Kindle Deal of the Day for those in the UK. For those in the US, this one is $11.99 (and from a different publisher); those in the UK can also pick up the second in the series, 66 Degrees North
), which hasn't been released for US readers.
Amid Icelandís wild, volcanic landscape, rumours swirl of an ancient manuscript containing a long-lost saga about a ring of terrible power. The manuscript, which is believed to have inspired Tolkein's Lord of the Rings, exists... but why is it worth killing for?
Untangling murder from myth is Iceland-born, Boston-raised homicide detective Magnus Jonson. Seconded to the Icelandic Police Force for his own protection after he runs afoul of a drug cartel back in Boston, Magnus also has his own reasons for returning to the country of his birth for the first time in nearly two decades Ė to investigate the unsolved murder of his father.
Binding Icelandís landscape and history, secrets and superstitions in a strikingly original plot that will span several volumes, Where the Shadows Lie is a thrilling new series from an established master.