In Yearning , the historic evil curse so feared by the dwindling descendants of the Ice People comes to fruition. A terrifying child, Kolgrim, is born to Sunniva, daughter of the unrepentant witch, Sol Angelica, whom Silje rescued from the plague in the first novel Spellbound . As Kolgrim grows up, the lives of Silje and Tengel are drawing to a close and the focus moves to their children and grandchildren. A granddaughter Cecilie, governness to the family of King Christian IV, is caught up in the court intrigues in Copenhagen - and with the Thirty Years War raging across Europe, recruiting squads begin dragging off the youngest descendants of the Ice People to fight in that harsh conflict in Germany.