The daughter of a cheating husband and his mistress, Mina shields herself behind a mask of frigid indifference. She thinks of love as a weakness, refusing to become a victim of its influence.
Oliver was given the ultimatum by his ruthless
matriarch: Choose a life of luxury or to follow his heart into an unforgiving world. However, what was meant to be happily ever after ended in tragedy,
leaving him a broken man.
Fate guides two lives who are about to cross paths, their future shrouded in uncertainty.
In the depths of winter’s desolate landscape,
a heartbeat begins to sound.
Music often inspires scenes, helps mold the tone of a narrative, and in some cases, defines a character.
What follows is a collection of songs that are the soundtrack to this novel.
This is the theme song for Mina. It reflects her strength and independence. In the opening of the movie she is starting her day as the audience gets some insight to her day to day life. At one point, she's dancing with a man, having a romantic interlude in her mind, before snapping out of her distracted thoughts.
This reflects the duality of Mina as she struggles with being independent while yearning to connect with someone. The song plays with the concept of being this strong, powerful figure. Yet, they are asking for this person in their life not to leave, to give them a chance. This is her connection with Oliver.
This is a reflection of Mina's feelings in that she wants to be more emotional, connect with others, but is afraid to do so. The lyrics speak of someone who would do these things if they didn't have to worry about being hurt. That fear of vulnerability, choosing to shut off that part of herself led to her heart of ice.
This song inspired a "deleted" scenario that does not occur in the novel but would be ideal visually for a movie or television series based off the book. This will add to the experience for the visual representation of the book. Learn more about this new addition below under the "Bonus Scene" section of this page.
Heart of Ice : The Movie
She can properly embody Mina's fierce personality when the audience is first introduced to her. As Mina develops into the woman she wants to be, Perdita has proven that she can reveal this gradual change. She is able to express so much emotional depth with a look in her eyes or a flicker of a smile.
She has the talent to play a threatening woman in a subtle way. Combine this with her ability to come across as inviting, kind, and a much more gentle person, but then shift instantly to a cruel individual is ideal for who she will represent. She can allow both sides of Victoria to surface when interacting with others.
Daniel has proven he can express enthusiastic energy with a playful, animated reaction to those around him. These are qualities ideal for Mitch who is self-confident, flirtatious, and a positive influence for those he cares about. Mitch steals the spotlight of any scene he is in, and Daniel would have a lot of fun with this role.
Bonus Scene: Not Found In Book
In a movie/television presentation of Heart of Ice, the final scene is not the one in the book. The setting is at a karaoke stage with Mitch performing the song "Done with Love" as mentioned earlier on this page. The camera pans out to someone watching the events going on inside through a window. Someone that the audience will be introduced to in the next book. Hoven is watching in curiosity, a smile parting his lips because he loves music. He turns away, putting in his headphones before shoving his hands in his pockets and walks past the building. A hint of things to come in Queen's Court.
Where would the Author make a cameo?
Stan Lee is notorious for making a cameo in movies and television series based off his written works. With that in mind, where would the author of this novel make an appearance in a visual adaptation of the book?
Oliver and Mina go to a restaurant for their second date. Since the arrangements for the meal had been set up by Mina's friend Mitch, he puts down the reservation as "kitten". The man who greets them, the host that gives them a confused reaction about the names provided would be none other than the author. This role provides him the opportunity to interact with the two main characters in a small scene.