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"If you're after a fast-paced read, David Wood's wise-cracking heroes Maddock and Bones will take you on a winter romp through snow-covered cathedrals, ice caves, pagan temples and Christian myth in search of the skulls of the Magi. Icefall packs in the fist fights, cipher cracking and ancient secrets that all action adventure lovers will enjoy."Joanna Penn, author of Pentecost and Prophecy
Posted February 4, 2015
Icefall is the third in the Dane Maddock series by David Wood.
It’s Christmas and Dane’s current girlfriend, Jade, convinced him to go to Germany for the holiday. Bones and his sister, Angel get invited to join them. Their first night there they have a private tour of a cathedral. When they get to the cathedral they find the priest has been attacked. They follow the clues to a shrine hidden deep under the church. From there, they travel around Germany gathering more clues and end in a mountain city.
This is a very interesting story that discusses the antithesis of Saint Nicholas and a hidden power source buried under the ice. This is an enjoyable story. A lighthearted adventure with suspense that is a good read, especially around Christmas time, which is when I read it.
Posted February 12, 2014
Ridiculous.So short it failed on every level. It could have been a great epic adventure
if he had expanded on the mythology,the dominion,and well,the whole novel.I had no idea i bought 130 page ebook. Disappointed!
Posted December 30, 2012
I imagine Dane Maddock doesn't get to relax much. Between his business, treasure hunting, solving mysteries and trying to figure out
women, there's not much time to kick back and enjoy a well-deserved holiday. Nevertheless, he's not beyond giving it a shot on a
Christmas trip to Germany with his paramour Jade Ihara.
About the time Bones shows up, Maddock should have figured this would be no normal vacation.
Icefall plugged me back into the lives of my two favorite treasure hunters. As a novella, it's a short read but still fun, with plenty of
adventure centered around historical and legendary clues, and it does a great job of continuing to develop the characters that Wood
has created. From the cover art to a fateful trip to Drekonhas and the forbidding Sternspitze, it has a real Ice Station Zebra vibe. Although
unable to draw out the suspense that MacLean's classic manages (due to length), there is plenty of action and suspense to generate
In my family, you don't get to bring your lady (or men) friends to holiday gatherings unless there is a bit of tenure in the relationship. I
think Maddock and Bonebrake have more than earned their place at the table.
Posted October 13, 2012
While i understand that this is a short story more than it is a novel i was disappointed how the story progressed and ended. Ive read all four of the Dane books and think this last one should have been shelved until a full novel was written. Maybe intriduce this story 1/4 written as a prologue to the novel so that fans get a taste of whats to come....then write the rest...
I say pass on this one as in my opinion it doesnt do the series justice.
A side note, while all four Dane books need better editing, this story seemed to have significantly more gramatical errors than the other three, and i'm a techie not an english major... posted via nook... no spell check :)
Posted June 14, 2012
Posted January 21, 2012
When you begin reading and get into this book, you will wish it was longer. A great story line that keeps you involved to the end. The characters (the good 'ole boys, Dane & Bones) are always on their toes waiting for the next event.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 1, 2012
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Posted April 25, 2014
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