A Solstice Journey Advent Calendar Heartwarming A story from the Dreamspinner Press Advent Calendar collection Heartwarming Upon leaving his company s Christmas party Gunnar Dagvi urson decides to walk to the train and enjoy the snowfall onl

  • Title: A Solstice Journey (2013 Advent Calendar - Heartwarming)
  • Author: Felicitas Ivey
  • ISBN: 9781627985994
  • Page: 265
  • Format: ebook
  • A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2013 Advent Calendar collection Heartwarming.Upon leaving his company s Christmas party, Gunnar Dagvi urson decides to walk to the train and enjoy the snowfall, only to get caught in a winter storm that magically transports him to a mysterious foreign realm That s how Celyn finds him, stumbling blindly through the snow, and Celyn takesA story from the Dreamspinner Press 2013 Advent Calendar collection Heartwarming.Upon leaving his company s Christmas party, Gunnar Dagvi urson decides to walk to the train and enjoy the snowfall, only to get caught in a winter storm that magically transports him to a mysterious foreign realm That s how Celyn finds him, stumbling blindly through the snow, and Celyn takes Gunnar home to a castle of faery Gunnar wants to find his way home for Christmas, but suddenly he s faced with a choice does he go back to his adopted family in the human world or stay with the magical family he s found

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    About "Felicitas Ivey"

    1. Felicitas Ivey

      Felicitas Ivey is the pen name of a very frazzled helpdesk drone at a Boston area university She s an eternal student even with a BA in anthropology and history, since free classes are part of the benefits She s taken courses on gothic architecture, premodern Japanese literature, and witchcraft, just because they sounded like fun She has traveled to Japan and Europe and hopes to return to both in the future.She knits and cross stitches avidly, much to the disgust of her cat, Smaugu, who wants her undivided attention He s also peeved that she spends so much time writing instead of petting him She writes urban fantasy and horror of a Lovecraftian nature, monsters beyond space and time that think that humans are the tastiest things in the multiverse.Felicitas lives in Boston with her beloved husband, known to all as The Husband, and the aforementioned cat, whom the husband swears is a demon, even though it s his fault that they have the cat The husband also is worried about Felicitas s anime habit, her love for J Pop music, and her extensive collection of Yaoi manga and Gundam Wing doujinshi, which has turned her library into a Very Scary Place for him.Visit her blog at Iveys_Talesvejournal and e mail her at Felicitas.Ivey gmail.

    731 thoughts on “A Solstice Journey (2013 Advent Calendar - Heartwarming)”

    1. 3.5*Although I wouldn't call this aromance exactly, but it was a very interesting story.Mythology mixed with modern day issues. Gunnar is loved by his family and loves them in return, but he is adopted and is just a little different from everyone else.Despite traveling all through the world he's never found a place where he really fits in or looks like the people around him.Then night he gets lostI wish it had been longer, the idea and world building was promising and I would have loved to see i [...]


    2. Not as good as I was hoping.A nice idea but it was lacking in the telling for me. Maybe because it was a short but everything felt stilted, no real chemistry between the MC and not enough world building to capture my imagination.


    3. This story has warmly enveloping mystical feelings. It posits a theory without being didactic of multiple universes using a fairy tale like platform. The pacing was quietly fantastic, as the dramatically different universes play out before our eyes, presuming this simply is the way these worlds exist. Bless my stars, this totally drew me in and I loved the gracious flow. The articulate universe building is delicately yet firmly supported by having all the main characters be Icelandic or from Nor [...]


    4. This story is heavy on fantasy and light on romance but it was a quick read. Gunner has always known he was adopted but not where he was from. One night he learns where he’s from and has to make a decision to stay with his new love or return home. The romance here is superficial at best since it’s light on emotional or sexual intimacy. Still, the Solstice theme was different than other stories in the Advent Calendar.*review copy provided by publisher*



    5. "Where do I really belong?" is a question many adopted children will ask themselves on a regular basis, possibly along with "I wish my real family would come to take me away" when the going gets tough. In this story, Gunnar, adopted by Icelandic parents and looking very different from them, gets the opportunity to find out exactly where he came from when he is an adult. I really liked the way the author used the legend of the wall between the worlds being thinner around the Solstice. It enables [...]


    6. I have always enjoyed the stories which blend folklore from this world into fantasy. In this case, it's Icelandic folklore of elves and dark elves and the Yule Cat. Gunnar is walking home from work in the snow when he suddenly finds himself adrift and lost in a snowy landscape unlike Boston, where he had just been. He is picked up by a couple of riders and taken to a castle, and everyone keeps calling him "Elf." And though he denies it, it turns out he actually is. He crossed the veil by himself [...]


    7. 2.5 HeartsReview written for MM Good Book ReviewsAs enticing as the main idea for this story was I found it somewhat detached.Here we have Gunnar, being different from all the races known to mankind, raised by a loving family that adopted him when he was little. He grows up to be really content though and chasing a career as an accountant. After the company Christmas party though Gunnar walks his way home only to be lost in a strange snowstorm and find himself in an altogether different realm wh [...]


    8. Gunnar has always known he was the odd one in his family—dark to their light. He always figured he was adopted, but it didn’t matter either to him or his parents and siblings. Family isn’t blood, family is love and acceptance, and Gunnar has always had that in spades in spite of his differences, and to finally get confirmation that he is biologically not theirs does nothing to diminish those feelings. See the entire 3.5 star review at The Novel Approach: thenovelapproachreviews/20


    9. the blurb covers the story very well, it is a short story after all.It is a pleasant blend of myth, with odd man odd in his family Gunnar, getting lost in the snow in Boston, magically moving between the worlds and finding himself in the company of Celyn.Celyn thinks he's an Elf, and when the neighbouring king comes to the palace where he is, Gunnar recognises that he is an Elf - explaining why his family never went anywhere near snow in his 32 yrs with them - all he has to decide now is which w [...]


    10. 3.5 Stars - This was a really interesting fantasy of a Christmas story. I could buy into Gunnar's solstice journey and his connection to Celyn as long as I thought of it as fairytale love. The world building was good and a had the right amount of depth for a short story. I would have liked an epilogue, but I think that's just because I liked Gunnar so much and wanted more of an HEA finish for him.


    11. Intriguing paranormal idea, I just wish it had been longer so we could have seen more of the world and the various beings that live in the different areas.Gunnar was a pleasant character, I couldn't help wanting to get to know him, and especially Celyn, better.



    12. Usually not a fan of fantasy tales but this one is so well written and so sweet that it makes your heart melt just a little.


    13. Interesting story, I would have liked to see the relationship between Gunnar and Celyn developed more, but the world painted was vivid and engaging.




    14. This had some nice fantasy and mythological elements to it, and although kinda romance-lite, I did enjoy the characters and writing.


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