Mistress of the Wind by Michelle Diener


Norwegian Fairy Tale Adaptation


As you may know, one of my deep-down favourite retellings is the Norse fairy-tale East of the Sun, West of the Moon. I have loved Edith Pattou’s and Jessica Day George’s versions. Therefore I was thrilled to find a third addition!

What’s different about Diener’s version is that the female lead, Astrid, is stronger. It is also told with more reference to Bjorn – who is shown actively seeking the cure for his enchantment.

There are an array of funny, quirky characters such as the Winds – you must read to find out more!

The storyline is well known in the literature world, and so far all the renditions of it stay true to the main story line, so I don’t want to give too much away.

Diener is descriptive, extending a beloved fairy tale! And for any Beauty and the Beast/Cupid and Psyche or East of the Sun, West of the Moon love, it is a wonderful addition.

Who’s it for?

Fairy tale lovers

Read Again-ability?




If you loved this, you’ll love

Jessica Day George’s Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow

Edith Pattou’s East