top of page
paradoxdreamer  Heart of Ice 1.jpg

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 morning 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.

Dearly Beloved Hold On.jpg

Mina earns herself the title of the Ice Queen. She represents a powerful woman, someone who is in control of her life, won't allow anyone to control her, and is someone who demands respect. She fears that being vulnerable, letting someone into her life romantically, may strip her of that strength.


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 for a movie or television series based off the book. This will add to the experience for the visual representation of the book on screen. Learn more about this new addition below under the "Bonus Scene" section of this page.




Mina's father cheated on his wife with her being the result of the affair. After ending his first marriage, he became the husband of his former mistress. She has never felt loved by either of them. After her faith in a romantic connection was betrayed, her trust broken, she has become emotionally detached from others.



Oliver chose his fiancé over the rigid demand of his mother to break off the engagement. He then learned that the woman he loved only wanted to be with him for his family's wealth. Even with a broken heart, he refused to go back to the dominating control of his mother, living life on his own. He is a man struggling to find hope.



Mitch grew up in a family that led a humble life. He didn't go to college and got a job at the local mall. It is there that he met Mina, who came to his defense against those who made fun of him. He is currently a top level manager at a fine dining restaurant. It is through his success that he lives the life he has always dreamed of. 



Alice has grown up under the strict guidance of a dominating matriarch. She had been taught at a young age to obey her mother's wishes and to follow the strict rules in which she has lived most of her life. When Oliver left the family in defiance of their mother, she was the only member of his family that remained in contact with him.



Victoria is Mina's roommate, but their living situation has become a problem for both women due to growing friction between the pair. She is highly opinionated, passionate about life, and although she enjoys what men have to offer her, she gets bored with them easily, quickly moving onto the next.



Ron was born into wealth alongside his twin sister. Even from an early age, the pair were competitive with one another, trying to prove that the other was superior. It became a game to them. He doesn't handle rejection well, often finding ways to get what he wants at any cost, even it means harming another to achieve his goals.

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. 

Fantastic Four 2005

Hidden Author

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 protagonists in a small scene.

X-Men 3 2006

Love the Artwork?

Share your enjoyment with these:









What will you do now?

Click an image to choose your path home or to delve deeper into this book.

            Return Home            


           Delve Deeper           

bottom of page