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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 6
  • Addictive/Pacing 4
  • Characters 6
  • Chills 2
  • Cliffhanger 2
  • Compelling 2
  • Feel-Good 1
  • Humor 0
  • Smoldering 0
  • Tearjerker 3
  • Unique 4
  • World Building 2

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KrisK

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

This was a very dramatic story set in Nazi occupied Norway. It was heart-wrenching in places, but also full of inspiring hope. The two main protagonists, Nils and Rune, are two young teen boys drawn into circumstances not of their making. Yet, they embark on a harrowing adventure with courage and bravery. 

The story is well-told and quickly draws the reader into the setting Geron creates. There is a gravitas to this story not typically present in the other stories by Geron that I've read. I think that is due in part to the cold reality of war, and in part because everything that happens is so believable that the story seems more biographical than fictitious. 

It's another great story by Geron, but be prepared for something a little different. 

Response from the author:

Thank you, also, for something different. :)

 

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raven1

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

There is a horrible price to pay in war, and the courageous people of Norway who survived Nazi occupation during WW2 know the price well.  This story of Nils, Rune and the people of Norway is a powerful testament to courage and honor.  Geron's elegant combinations of words to create visuals of the beauty of the country border on poetic.  He applies the same skills to the emotions and actions of the characters.  It is a reminder that even now we must not forget history, or it will be repeated. Romance, danger and triumph are infused in this must read tale.

Response from the author:

History often seems familiar to us, probably because we have been there so many times before!

Thank you.

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D.K. Daniels

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

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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Carlos Hazday

   5 of 5 members found this review helpful 5 / 5 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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Timothy M.

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   9 of 9 members found this review helpful 9 / 9 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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