Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. Grade 8 Up—Novels with a fairy tale at their center are ubiquitous, but even in this crowded market, Ice, based. Sarah Beth Durst is the author of young adult novels Conjured, Vessel, Drink Slay Love, Enchanted Ivy, and Ice, as well as middle grade novels Into the Wild and. Sarah Beth Durst is the author of fantasy novels for children, teens, and adults. Winner of the Mythopoeic Award and an ALA Alex Award and thrice nominated.
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Raised by her father at the Eastern Beaufort Research Station in Alaska , Cassie aspires to become an arctic researcher. On her eighteenth birthday, she spots a large polar bear on the ice and fails to capture him when he disappears.
The incident unsettles her father, who inexplicably insists that she must immediately live with her grandmother in Fairbanks. Cassie refuses and tries again to capture the bear, who finds her to claim as his bride.
Shocked by the bear's supernatural nature, she agrees to marry him on the condition that he save her mother from the trolls. The polar bear called "Bear" takes Cassie to an elaborate castle of ice, where she learns that he is a "munaqsri", a transporter of souls required to maintain the balance of life in nature; Bear is responsible for the souls of polar bears.
Taking human form at night, Bear reveals that as his wife, she is to bear him children to become munaqsri. She refuses and Bear honours her wishes, while they still share the same bed at night. Angered that her father lied to her and failed to rescue her mother, Cassie stays at the castle, where she and Bear become close.
As a munaqsri, Bear frequently leaves Cassie behind to distribute souls to newborn polar bear cubs. Seeing her restlessness, he allows her to visit the research station. Cassie finally meets her mother, Gail, who has been deeply traumatized from her years with the trolls.
Despite her father's wishes, Cassie returns with Bear along with data obtained at the research station to allow him to anticipate the births of polar bears and Cassie is allowed to accompany him during his outings.
Soon afterward, Cassie learns that she is pregnant despite using birth control pills during their wedding night because Bear has used his magic to nullify the effects of the pill.
Feeling betrayed, Cassie waits until evening before turning on her flashlight and seeing his face and human form. Because Cassie was forbidden to see his face as part of a bargain to free Gail, Bear must now submit to marrying the princess of the trolls.
Determined to find Bear, Cassie struggles for several weeks in the open ice, though she is protected by a herd of polar bears.
In desperation, she contacts other munaqsri to find her husband. Learning that Cassie is pregnant with a munaqsri child, she is taken to the munaqsri Father Forest, who has been entrusted to care for her until her baby is born, as the munaqsri all believe the child's health takes precedence and Bear is to be left for dead.
Cassie manages to escape after several months with Father Forest, but ends up falling from a cliff. Found by Jamie Ieuk, a human munaqsri, as she and her baby are dying, he agrees to heal her when she alludes to a large number of souls for him to collect. Recalling her mother is the daughter of the North Wind, she summons the South and East Winds to take her to her grandfather. Feeling guilty over Gail's fate, the North Wind blows her to the land of trolls.
Upon meeting the troll princess, Cassie is allowed to reunite with Bear on the condition that she persuades him to make the troll princess a baby - which Bear refused because the trolls have no physical form to create a baby from.
Forced to choose between her husband and child, Cassie realizes the difficulty of her father's decision and is forced from trolls' castle as her child is about to be born. Jamie arrives to aid the birth, but reveals that he has no available soul for the baby. Cassie realizes the trolls are actually lost uncollected souls who wish to be born and has Jamie collect the troll princess as the baby's new soul.