This story has a strong sense of place that really grabbed me. I truly loved the descriptions and narrations surrounding Icelandic history and lore. I was searching on google as I was reading so I could delve deeper!
I also loved how the author created this sense of uncertainty and tension throughout the story.
Now, what didn't work... the romance and characters. Didn't happen, and I wasn't endeared to any of the characters. I was also left going "huh" at the end of the story. Could have been because of the amnesia and his uncertainty about everything, but it didn't work for me. Also, really, that's all we get about Sven? Alex?
It just didn't leave me satisfied, even if it kept me reading.