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A Sword from Red Ice: Book Three of Sword of Shadows

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Great fantay

In the Great Want, Raif Sevrance knows he is in deep trouble as he is lost and running out of supplies, but rescued by the enigmatic Lamb Brothers, who seek the dead to bring solace to restless souls. When a wrall kills one of the brothers, Raif teaches them how to sen...
In the Great Want, Raif Sevrance knows he is in deep trouble as he is lost and running out of supplies, but rescued by the enigmatic Lamb Brothers, who seek the dead to bring solace to restless souls. When a wrall kills one of the brothers, Raif teaches them how to send his soul on before he turns into a Shadowflesh.------------ At the same time Raif struggles to survive, Ash March, still shook from the battle with the Blind creatures, has been separated from her Sull guardian Mal Naysayer, but meets Sull Far Rider Lan Fallstar she is enthralled with his nasty kick butt attitude while he escorts her through the Racklands. Bram Cormac has been sold while the Cursed Clan abducts Effie Sevrance. Raina Blackhail┬┐s plan to replace Mace Blackhail as chief fails as he prepared for such a contingency. The death of Surlord Penthero Iss reaches the battlefield where his chosen heir Marafice Eye sees victory stolen when his allies the Grangelords desert him to claim the surlord as their leader┬┐s right not his. With war seemingly widening, the greatest threat comes from the Endlords and their army of the Unmade ------------ There are a lot more subplots with incredible layers of complexity than the brief simplistic descriptions above as A SWORD FROM RED ICE is a well written transitional tale that implies many more books in the Sword of Shadows chronicles to come. The ensemble cast remains strong especially Raif, who has the dubious distinction of explaining to his saviors the Lamb Brothers that they must choose between what they consider the lesser of two evil choices. Although progress seems slower on most fronts than what is occurring in Iraq fans of the series will enjoy this apparently getting much deeper, wider and apparently longer fantasy saga.------------ Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 9, 2008

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Must dig to find the storyline

Over half of this book is filler (details terrain changes and weather reports). There are a couple of scenes of graphic erotica that are completely innappropriate for this genre and add nothing to the storyline. It's as though the author has made a 5+ book deal for a ...
Over half of this book is filler (details terrain changes and weather reports). There are a couple of scenes of graphic erotica that are completely innappropriate for this genre and add nothing to the storyline. It's as though the author has made a 5+ book deal for a 1-2 book story. Very disappointing considering how outstanding her earlier works were (The Bakers Boy, etc.)and how promising the first book was in this series.

posted by Anonymous on May 23, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2012

    Dawncloud

    Post ur description here.

    U can rp a character from the warriors books (or make up your own! But only once we have enough cats rp'ing characters from Shadowclan from the books u can make up your own!)
    Differences from other clan rps?-
    •You can rp a Shadowclan cat(!)
    •We follow the books but can change and shape our own destinies!(for example- single cats from the books can be young, cats can have different mates than from the books, they can name their kits different names, more generations of Shadowclan cats, dont have to be the age from the book, can have different poaition,Shadowclan can be the best clan in the forest! Etc....)
    Thanks!
    •~•~•~•~•~


    Heres mine for example-
    Name-Dawncloud
    Gender-female
    Mate-none
    Crush-....Blackfoot (shh...u know nothing!)
    Position- Warrior
    Description- A small and lithe black and white she cat with a nick in her left ear and a scar across her shoulders and blue eyes.
    Personality- strong willed, sometimes quiet, natural leader, caring, kind and almost a mother to her clanmates in grieving or need.
    ~Dawncloud•_•_•_•_•_•

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Great fantay

    In the Great Want, Raif Sevrance knows he is in deep trouble as he is lost and running out of supplies, but rescued by the enigmatic Lamb Brothers, who seek the dead to bring solace to restless souls. When a wrall kills one of the brothers, Raif teaches them how to send his soul on before he turns into a Shadowflesh.------------ At the same time Raif struggles to survive, Ash March, still shook from the battle with the Blind creatures, has been separated from her Sull guardian Mal Naysayer, but meets Sull Far Rider Lan Fallstar she is enthralled with his nasty kick butt attitude while he escorts her through the Racklands. Bram Cormac has been sold while the Cursed Clan abducts Effie Sevrance. Raina Blackhail¿s plan to replace Mace Blackhail as chief fails as he prepared for such a contingency. The death of Surlord Penthero Iss reaches the battlefield where his chosen heir Marafice Eye sees victory stolen when his allies the Grangelords desert him to claim the surlord as their leader¿s right not his. With war seemingly widening, the greatest threat comes from the Endlords and their army of the Unmade ------------ There are a lot more subplots with incredible layers of complexity than the brief simplistic descriptions above as A SWORD FROM RED ICE is a well written transitional tale that implies many more books in the Sword of Shadows chronicles to come. The ensemble cast remains strong especially Raif, who has the dubious distinction of explaining to his saviors the Lamb Brothers that they must choose between what they consider the lesser of two evil choices. Although progress seems slower on most fronts than what is occurring in Iraq fans of the series will enjoy this apparently getting much deeper, wider and apparently longer fantasy saga.------------ Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2014

    Shadowclan Bios

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2013

    To Bluestar

    Os Crowfeather of WindClan open?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2013

    To bluestar

    I would like to rp sandstorm of thunderclan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2013

    Bluestar

    RP STARTS HERE! This is the gathering place. Res 3 is Thunderclan. Res 4 is Windclan. Res 5 is Shadowclan. Res 6 is Riverclan. Ask me to join and rp a character within the certain clan. Enjoy!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2013

    Ha

    Ha

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    Neostar

    Shadowclan please

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    Memorial to Fawn's aunt

    May God be with you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    Fawn

    Thanks. This really means alot to me, guys.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    Goldenstripe

    I need a mate she mews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2013

    To: goldstripe

    ILL mate with u

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012

    Goldenheat

    Broad shouldered massive young tom. Kind Loyal an extremely organized. Sea coloured eyes very handsome, though without a mate or crush. Am in ThunderClan where hailstar is leader. Extremely active. Walk, despite of my size efficiently and noiselessly. Great swimmer and tree climber. Dream of being a leader or deputy. Know something of medicine. Please answer back.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    Scorchfur

    My name is scorchfur and i am a tom. My pelt is of a dark grey and my eyes are golden colored. I have no mate or crush. I am currently a warrior of shadowclan and i hope to become the leader in te future. I am fast and somewhat strong. Hunting come naturally to me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2012

    To a tom

    An all grey she cat rushes up to him she licks his shoulder. " please breathe please please" she prayed to StarClan. She stopped when he opend his eyes once more. She gets compry

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2012

    Snowpaw,Minnowpaw&Bearkit

    Snow-"Hi!,"she mewed
    Minnow-she sat down
    Bear-Chased her tail

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2012

    The calico tom...

    Please...PLEASE HELP ME! *coffs up blood* Please he whispers..*collapses* *still breatheing heavily*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2012

    TO STONESA

    No advertising in PoolClan territory

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2012

    Dh

    Ddy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2012

    Stonestar

    I cant rp anymore. You can be leader stone and cloud you can be dep. Sorry

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