Blonde Eskimo

A Novel

2016 Annual Indie Excellence Awards- Finalist in the Young Adult Fiction Category

Part Viking, part Eskimo, Neiva Ellis knew her family’s ancestral home, the island of Spirit, Alaska, held a secret. A mystery so sensitive everyone, including her beloved grandmother, was keeping it from her. When Neiva is sent to stay on the island while her parents tour Europe she sets out on a mission to uncover the truth, but she was not prepared for what laid ahead.

On the night of her seventeenth birthday, the Eskimo rite of passage, Neiva is mysteriously catapulted into another world full of mystical creatures, ancient traditions, and a masked stranger who awakens feelings deep within her heart. Along with her best friends Nate, Viv and Breezy, she uncovers the truth behind the town of Spirit and about her own heritage.

When an evil force threatens those closest to her, Neiva will stop at nothing to defend her family and friends. Eskimo traditions and legends become real as two worlds merge together to fight a force so ancient and evil it could destroy not only Spirit but the rest of humanity.

Publication Date: October 13, 2015

Description

2016 Annual Indie Excellence Awards- Finalist in the Young Adult Fiction Category

“Kristen Hunt has created a fully immersive world, one of tribal legends, towns that breathe with mystery and attraction that comes with a high cost. Her descriptions of Alaska are keen and crisp, her prose light and youthful. Neiva Ellis is the kind of brave heroine that we’ve come to love in YA, and I can see middle-grade readers hungrily devouring this interesting saga of Eskimo myth, tradition, and romance.”
—Colleen Oakes, author of Queen of HeartsElly in Bloom, and Wendy Darling

Blonde Eskimo is full of the rich heritage of a culture that most know little about. Ms. Hunt brings this culture to life with vivid descriptions and fascinating characters living a life most never imagined. The relationship between the characters is dynamic and strong, changing as the characters grow. The mystery surrounding Spirit will have the reader riveted to the page.”
Examiner

“Kristen Hunt’s Blonde Eskimo is a magical, mysterious, and romantic tale of discovering where you come from, who you are supposed to be, and who you want to be. Hunt displays an emotionally powerful array of the choices we must make when choosing our own destiny.”
—Jessica Stevens, author of Within Reach

About the Author

Kristen Hunt is an artist and writer based in Phoenix, Arizona. She is an avid fan of movies, graphic novels and Young Adult literature. Anything evolving fantasy and supernatural experiences captures her interests. As a young child Kristen visited her family in Nome, Alaska and learned of her Eskimo heritage. Her Grandmother, known as the blonde Eskimo because of her golden hair and blue eyes, told Kristen the many legends found throughout Alaska, such as the Ishegocks, totems, and much more. It was these stories that inspired Kristen to write her current novel.

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