Toronto Book Review



Embark on a lyrical journey through the mystical realms of Mary Mendenhall’s “Michael and The Ice Princess”, where forgotten princesses and wandering craftsmen collide in a tale of curses, self-discovery, and spiritual awakening.  

Mary Mendenhall, a storyteller and spiritual enthusiast, draws upon her diverse experiences from living in Northern California, Canada, Cyprus, and Uganda. With a background in nursing and anthropology, Mendenhall infuses her narrative with a unique blend of spirituality and cultural insight.  

Michael and The Ice Princess skillfully blends elements of fairy tales with profound spiritual themes. As the forgotten princess navigates her cursed existence, readers are invited to contemplate the complexities of identity, destiny, and the power of inner transformation. Mendenhall’s storytelling prowess breathes life into age-old archetypes, offering a timeless exploration of the human condition.  

With the enchanting allure of Elizabeth Goudge’s prose and the spiritual depth reminiscent of George MacDonald, “Michael and The Ice Princess” is a captivating read for both young adults and those seeking spiritual nourishment within the framework of a fairy tale. Mendenhall’s skillful narrative transports readers to a world where magic and wisdom intersect, urging them to embrace their own journeys of self-discovery and transformation. Don’t miss the opportunity to delve into this enchanting tale—a true gem in the realm of modern fairy tales.

Purchase the Book Today on Amazon.

Rating: 5/5 Stars
Reviewer: Sophia Rogers
Date of Review: May 31, 2024

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