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The Frost Covered Marker

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It is 1943 Norway, and the land lies under the iron fist of the Nazi conquerors. Two schoolboys embark on a dangerous quest to fulfill the last wish of a special friend, and learn about the importance of duty and honor - and each other - on the journey.

Copyright © 2017 Geron Kees; All Rights Reserved.

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  • Action Packed 4
  • Addictive/Pacing 2
  • Characters 4
  • Chills 0
  • Cliffhanger 1
  • Compelling 0
  • Feel-Good 0
  • Humor 0
  • Smoldering 0
  • Tearjerker 2
  • Unique 2
  • World Building 1

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Timothy M.

· Edited by Timothy M.

   7 of 7 members found this review helpful 7 / 7 members

This is the perfect story to read if you're surrounded by snow and would like to get your heart rate up just a little. It is a tale from the past and from Norway, the land of fjords, mountains and skiing, all of which features in the story. It is also a tale of two young boys who for the love of their country and their school teacher set out on a trip which could cost them their lives. I enjoyed the slow unfolding and the underplayed drama of this realistic war time tale.

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Carlos Hazday

   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

It seems unfair Mr. Kees' stories are not as popular as some of the crap floating around. Yeah, I'm gushing and it's not something I'm known for. Frost Covered Marker was that enjoyable. This simple short story about two young men in Nazi-occupied Norway is more than an adventure thriller. It honors the many resistance members throughout Europe who risked and often lost their lives fighting Germany's occupation.

Following the arrest of their teacher, Nils and Rune embark on a short adventure to reclaim something hidden next to a frost-covered marker. Snow and German soldiers stand in their way. WIll they accomplish their goal? No spoilers allowed so you'll have to read the story to find out.

As in other stories of his, the tension builds nicely and carries the reader along. His descriptions are vivid and place you smack in the middle of snow-covered grounds sliding below our skis.

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D.K. Daniels

   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Just read it; you'll be happy you did. It's Norway during the Nazi occupation in the 1940s. Two boys are in love, which is always a plus. It's part drama and thriller. The characters are believable, and the world is well crafted. If you like stories with interesting characters and a historical background, this is it.

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