Ajjiit: Dark Dreams of the Ancient Arctic is an outstanding gothic interpretation of Inuit shamanism in this original collection of dark fantasy for contemporary young audiences. Drawing on familiar motifs of the fantasy and science-fiction genres, Ajjiit gives fans of mainstream fantasy fiction and the short stories a whole new world to discover. Ajjiit means "likenesses" and talented co-authors Sean A. Tinsley and Rachel A. Qitsualik have written fantastic stories that appear to be traditional stories about Arctic landscape and creatures. In their Introduction, the authors explain they are not just retelling these 9 traditional stories or legends. They are taking the Arctic way of life and creating their own fantasy stories that may appear to the novice reader as traditional stories. This original collection is assisted by the compelling black and white illustrations by Andrew Trabbold making the mysterious Arctic landscape and invented gothic characters come to life. Recommended.