Chains of Ice (Chosen Ones Series #3) [NOOK Book]

Chains of Ice (Chosen Ones Series #3)

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Overview






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As a wildlife observer in the untamed mountains, Genny Valente had no idea that a beast more fearsome than any
leopard lurked in the forest-a man, one of the Chosen Ones, betrayed by his gift and tormented by his memories.
John Powell fled his fate and his duty, yet in Genny he sees his one chance for redemption. He will stalk her, kidnap
her, and love her as only a savage can.




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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101188514
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 7/6/2010
  • Series: Chosen Ones , #3
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 67,326
  • File size: 530 KB

Meet the Author

Christina Dodd is a New York Times bestselling author whose novels have been translated into twelve languages. She lives in Washington with her husband and two dogs.
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  • Posted July 7, 2010

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    A perfect story to lose yourself within!

    Christina Dodd weaves an intricate tale of paranormal bliss and passion, in her newest release, Chains of Ice.

    John is one of the Chosen Ones. An incredibly rare and powerful group of individuals, who each have their own special gift. John's gift is his ability to wield strength and power. He can stave off attacks and control objects, with a sort of power force field. When a mission goes inconceivably wrong, leading to the deaths of everyone in his group, with the exception of him and the group's leader, he isolates himself from the world, within the wild.

    Genny has always allowed her father to call the shots in her life, even deciding her career path. These decisions, however, have never been made out of love, but rather by what would be most beneficial for him. Little does her father know just how drastically this final betrayal, disguised as a gift, will send Genny's life spiraling.

    When Genny Valente receives a gift from her father, which includes a wilderness trip to help scout out and track the coveted Lynx, she is thrilled beyond words. That is until she discovers the strings attached to the gift - the fact that she is to find John Powell and convince him to return to New York and his contracted duty to Gypsy Travel Agency. However, John has no intention of returning to a world that has left his heart, soul and life shattered. Those intentions begin to slip and weaken, however, when he meets Genny, whose life-force is incredibly strong and so difficult to resist. When a partial truth emerges, John's inability to trust changes both his and Genny's lives forever.

    Chains of Ice is the third in The Chosen Ones series by Christina Dodd, following Storm of Visions and Storm of Shadows. Each installment focuses on one of The Chosen Ones, telling their story. It is because of this that each story is able to stand alone, and can easily be enjoyed, without feeling as though there are bits and pieces missing.

    I absolutely sank into Christina Dodd's writing, her voice, style and characterization are superb and engrossing. The chemistry between Genny and John sizzle, at times the descriptions so vivid it was as though I could reach out and touch the characters and their surroundings. Feelings of empathy, anger, passion, heartbreak and desperation filled me, as I raced through the pages of Chains of Ice.

    The paranormal aspect of the story was nowhere near overdone. For me it was the perfect blend of mythology, paranormal and romance. In following with Ms. Dodd's excellent use of balance, in her writing, the heat between Genny and John is heady and sensual, without being overtly so.

    With that being said, I do have to be honest in saying that there were a couple of areas within the story, that left me scratching my head. I don't want to get into too much detail for the simple fact that I don't want to give too much of the story away. For me, there was one scene, near the end of the book, that just simply did not seem to fit with what was taking place around it. One other area, which seemed to lend a bit of emptiness for me, pertains to a two year gap, which takes place within the story. I felt that, perhaps, there could have been a bit more elaboration in this particular area. Please note that these incidents are in and of themselves and, as far as I know, are not the result of not having read the previous books in the series.

    Even with those two things, Chains of Ice is an excellent tale of love, paranormal, the ability

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 20, 2010

    Excellent series

    Great book even though had to wait like two years for it to come out! I really enjoyed the twists and turns of it. Kept me on my toes. Fast read too!

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  • Posted August 23, 2010

    Great book for a rainy day

    I flew threw this book! I was a little hesitant after reading a few not so great reviews but am very happy that I downloaded this little gem! Def. recommended if you love paranormal romances.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2010

    Had to force myself to finish this book.

    I really liked the new series that Christina Dodd came out with. The first book was not so great, Caleb was too overbearing for my taste and Jacqueline did not fight hard enough. The second book was great!!!! I loved the characters, the interaction of the chosen ones together, etc. It was funny and an interesting read. Rosamund was strong and funny and Aaron was sensitive and strong. This book, Chains of Ice, yuck! I have to force myself to finish it so that I can read the next installment. Dodd spent too much time, 294 pages, describing scenery and mountians, which are nice, but it was much and not enough time was spent on the team of the chosen. Genny is a wimp, not strong at all and the whole forced sex thing in the waterfall, give me a break. I cannot relate to the hero at all. The author did not create anyone who seemed to be suffering and islotaing himself from the public, not if he stalked women and kidnapped them to have sex with. How could someone like that be suffering? Abstaining from that would have been better. I will be glad to finish this book and I look forward to Samuel and Isabelle's story. Those characters have personality.

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  • Posted July 8, 2010

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    Thrilling, Rich, Romantic, and Hot Paranormal Romance!

    In her latest novel CHAINS Of ICE, New York Times bestselling author, Christina Dodd, returns to delight her fans with a third dynamic and action-packed installment in her highly successful and blazingly romantic paranormal series, The Chosen Ones.-----

    First, I want to say I loved the story's setting. At the beginning of the book I was immediately swept away by the vivid, picturesque descriptions of the Ural Mountains, and I could well imagine the beauty of the forest, how it pulsated with energy and vitality--its sense of aliveness. And I could picture the quaintness of the little Russian town of Rasputye in the middle of it all, with its wary and watchful villagers who still believed in the unbelievable, the mystical, and in the myths and legends passed down to them through the centuries. I saw it, as it was all seen through Genny's eyes. I, too, wanted to find the beautiful wild lynx, observe them in their natural habitat, and capture them on film just as much as she did. I think Ms. Dodd did a terrific job of making the setting so rich, distinctive and visually pleasing, that I could imagine it--and see it--in my mind's eye, as if I were actually there. I love when the author's skill with words can produce such strong, vibrant, mental imagery, and can pull me into the story like that.-----

    I thought the relationship between the main characters, John and Genny, was fully and superbly developed; these spellbinding characters literally had sparks flying between them and chemistry that sizzled and singed up the pages! I have to say I've read and enjoyed the first three books of the series, and right now, I think this is my favorite book so far. I loved these characters, and I really felt for them. They were good people and I knew they both needed to find someone who wouldn't betray their trust or use them or their powers for whatever nefarious reasons they had, or even for good moral reasons--being used for bad or good is still being used. And they each needed a mate who would accept them for their innate goodness and just genuinely love them. I was happy Genny and John were able to cut through all the wickedness, depravity and corruption they'd been exposed to, that had at times surrounded and overwhelmed them, to find a true love with each other.-----

    I thought the story was skillfully paced and well written. There were many intriguing events, surprises, twists and turns, and great action, with the terrific setting. Also two very good and honorable main characters, the type of decent, responsible people we can all feel good about cheering for their ultimate triumph over adversity, deadly danger, multiple betrayals, and their own personal fears and distrust of commitment. And let's not forget Ms. Dodd has a remarkable talent for writing some of the very best, intensely passionate, and electrifyingly HOT--gets your pulses pounding--STEAMY and romantic love scenes.-----

    Loved the book, love the series! I wouldn't mind being one of the Chosen Ones in this great group of characters; they make you want to be part of their group, to stand beside them and bravely, daringly, and knowingly fight the evil "Others" of the world against almost insurmountable odds. It makes the reader want to rise to the challenge to do some greater good, to make a difference in this world, even if it means you had to battle the DEVIL HIMSELF to do it!

    ----- Can't wait for book 4 ~ CHAINS of FIRE!

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  • Posted July 6, 2010

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    Chains of Ice is a HIT!

    This is the third installment of Christina Dodd's new series of "The Chosen Ones". In this book you see the return of a "lost" Chosen and learn the "Chosen Ones" are in more danger then ever before.

    John Powell is a "Chosen" who has lost his way. He has put himself in exile and has stayed hidden for years after a horrible accident caused the death of 5 Chosen. His story is filled with loss and betrayal. But with loss comes rebirth.

    Genny Valente has known loss and betrayal as well. But she is also filled will love, laughter and life. John sees her on his mountain and is entranced by her. He cannot escape the pull she has on him. But John can't let the past lie for betrayal lies at every turn.

    Their story was an emotional rollercoaster. It was filled with ups and downs and twists and turns. I never knew what was going to happen next. I read the book in one sitting - because I found that I couldn't put the book down until I knew how it would end. I LOVED IT!

    For those of you who are a fan of "The Chosen One's" series - you won't be disappointed!

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  • Posted June 29, 2010

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    Great read!

    Ohhhh, I loved this one. Hot, hot, hot! The hero is tortured and twisted which always makes for great conflict and even better sex. I liked Genny's background and her character was really well developed. Always nice to have a strong female character. And the plot twists kept me guessing. As always I enjoyed seeing all the members of the Chosen Ones. Can't wait to read the next book (Chains of Fire) from Ms. Dodd!

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  • Posted June 12, 2010

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    exciting mountain romantic fantasy

    After a horrific life, John Powell feels he has finally found a place where he belongs. He likes working for the Gypsy Travel Agency especially on Gary White's team as an operative seeking the lost Chosen. However, In Indonesia his idyllic world with Sun Hee implodes; leaving John once again feeling alone. Despondent, he flees into self exile in the Ural Mountains where he has remained hidden for five years.

    Almost a decade ago, Kevin Valente was fired from the Gypsy Travel Agency barely avoiding prison. His family life was destroyed. Now his daughter Genny graduates from grad school and he gives her a present with a stipulation. If she would like to join Koslov's study team in the Russian Urals to study a rare lynx, Genny must find John the recluse and get him to come in from the cold. She is unaware what she has signed onto when it comes to John which includes peril and her heart.

    The third Chosen Ones saga (see Storm of Visions and Storm of Shadows) is an exciting mountain romantic fantasy that grips readers once the heroine heads to Europe. Fast-paced, readers anticipate a triangulation in the Urals as the Others, John and Genny converge with fans wondering who will return to New York City.

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted March 14, 2010

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    For one magic summer, Genny Valente escapes to spend time as a wildlife observer in the untamed mountains. Little does she know that a beast more fearsome that any leopard lurks in the forest.a man, one of the Chosen Ones, betrayed by his gift and tormented by his memories. John Powell has fled his fate and his duty, yet in Genny he sees his one chance for redemption. He will stalk her, kidnap her, love her as only a savage can. But when a new betrayal threatens, John must call on the powers he swore he'd never use again. Then only Genny's love can save him.if she dares tame the one man she can't live without.

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