Fire & Ice (Icefire Trilogy, #1)

Fire & Ice (Icefire Trilogy, #1)

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by Patty Jansen
     
 

Deep under the City of Glass in the frozen southern land, an age-old machine called the Heart of the City radiates a power which locals call icefire. Most citizens are immune to it, but a few, always born with physical disabilities, can bend it to their will. For fifty years, the ruling Eagle Knights, who fly on the back of giant birds, have killed these

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Deep under the City of Glass in the frozen southern land, an age-old machine called the Heart of the City radiates a power which locals call icefire. Most citizens are immune to it, but a few, always born with physical disabilities, can bend it to their will. For fifty years, the ruling Eagle Knights, who fly on the back of giant birds, have killed these Imperfects, fearing the return of the old royal family, who used icefire to cut out people's hearts, turning them into ghostly servitors.
The old king's grandson Tandor only sees the good things icefire brought: power and technology now forgotten while the people of the south live in dire poverty. He's had enough of seeing his fellow kinsfolk slaughtered by ignorant Knights, of Imperfect babies being abandoned on the ice floes to be eaten by wild animals. His grandfather's diary tells him how to increase the beat of the Heart the first step to making the land glorious once more. Arrogant as he is, he sets the machine in motion. All he needs is an army of Imperfect servitors to control the resulting power.
Isandor is Imperfect, an ex-Knight apprentice, betrayed by his best friend and running for his life.
The queen Jevaithi is Imperfect, living like a prisoner amidst leering Knights, surviving only because the common people would rebel if their beloved queen were harmed.
Both are young and desperate and should be grateful that Tandor wants to rescue them from their hopeless situations. Or so he thinks. The youngsters, however, have no inclination to become heartless ghosts, but while they defy Tandor, the Heart beats, and he alone cannot control its power.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148981923
Publisher:
Patty Jansen
Publication date:
12/03/2013
Series:
Icefire Trilogy , #1
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
2,032
File size:
733 KB

Meet the Author

Patty lives in Sydney, Australia, and writes both Science Fiction and Fantasy. She has published over 15 novels and has sold short stories to genre magazines such as Analog Science Fiction and Fact.

Patty was trained as a agricultural scientist, and if you look behind her stories, you will find bits of science sprinkled throughout.

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Fire & Ice (book 1 Icefire trilogy) 3.3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 33 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story is great and intriguing but it needs a better hook so i dont have to force myself to read it before becoming interested halfway through. Also needs a better editor. Lots of strange but subtle grammar mistakes. Not fun for a grammar freak like moi. Needs better character development. The only character i could fully visualize was ruko and for obvious reasons. Personally it was too dirty for me. Every time there is an anal sex scene i skip two pages and then have to work my way backward so as not to miss any story parts. Just...ew. not for under 18years old. Next time they need to inform people about mature content rating in the summary. I love love LOVE the concept but the little things like this diminish my respect for the book and the author. I have enough negative critiques to give this 2 stars but i love the story line enough for 3 stars. ---TigressAyura
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had to be the most akward and confusing books Ive read in a while. I DO NOT recommend for children under 18!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I stoped reading this at aout pg 500 ehen another gay rape scene happened. This is not needed and greatly detracts from what could be a rely good story. I will not go any further with the other book ehich is very diapointing. These could be a very good seried of books. I think the author should re-edit this and remove the vulgarity and rapes. This id in no way sutable for any one under 18 years of age. I will go to the authord wrb sight and express this. I would have given 4 stars but the sex and volgarity ruined for me. Tolkien managed to tell an epic story with none of that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gave up when the story started to become very hard to follow. Needed a better editor and really did not make sense for the writer to add a bunch of poor language and just dirty talk.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a little hard to follow at first. When youger into it, it was hard to put down. Not a book for kids. Must be an adult. A liffle to much of that type of sex for me. But well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the storyline and the characters but she needs a good editor or at least a proofreader!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the story line but I think the author needs to find a better editor. There were a lot of errors that made no sense.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would have given more stars if not for the graphic secular content. A little confusing at times but eventually clears up. Free book w/605 pages. Will look for volume 2 and see where the story leads.
squeeter2 More than 1 year ago
took a little for me to get into the book, but once I did--it ended! Will read the next 2 to see what happens.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
have to say sci fi isnt my thing but this book sounded interesting so I got it. At first I wasnt sure I was gonna be able to stick with it but I quickly became enthralled in the story. There were some times I thought it was less exciting and then all the sudden something would happen to drag my attention back in, the whole book was like this there was constantly something happening to keep me interested. Overall it was a good book and a good read.
Montzalee Wittmann 12 days ago
Fire and Ice is a fantasy novel. I didn't get through it but stopped when a young boy is gang raped by bullies. I don't like reading books like that. That just turns me off a story fast.
JustmeIL 7 months ago
TRASH! Zero stars! I only selected 1 because I couldn't leave a review without selecting a star.
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I love this author. I can't wait to read more of her books .
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On my way to buy 2nd and 3rd books in this series. Loved this book.
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