Can science and magic ever exist in harmony?
The powers of old and new are on a collision course in the land of Thanderley. Ancient gods have broken free of their imprisonment and cursed the lands with a terrible winter, a scourge that is sweeping science and the new ways from the earth. In the city of Ral Tora, Bramwell, a young engineer, battles to save his home from the encroaching ice. But there will be no exceptions. The gods will reclaim what was theirs and destroy any who oppose them.
Once more, the balances are tipped. Magic and science cannot exist in peace, yet Bramwell must master both to save everything he loves from destruction.
Everwinter is a full length epic fantasy novel from The Wrath of the Northmen fantasy series.
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I sooo wanted to LOVE this book! I really did! Come on, epic fantasy meets science... I've gotten excited for less than this! The fact that it was building up rather slow, and even though I understand it helped in the development of the characters, give depth to the plot, it kinda made me lose interest more than once. I might not have enough patience. This is probably what you need to actually get the feeling you are really going somewhere. Or should I have read the prequel first? Silly enough, I didn't know about it until now. It makes me wonder... I quite liked Baxter's style, so I might give it a try and possibly end up rereading Everwinter!
Book exchanged for an honest review:Engineer Bramwell (Bram) Tully lives in Ral Tora and loves to puzzle new ideas out. Bram doesn't see himself much like the other engineers yet does his best at what he's doing at the time. Fellow Engineer Falen Godwinsson, a native of Variss, is highly skilled engineer and requested to do a project with Bram. Falen will mostly likely do all the figuring then only let Bram help when it suits her. Engineer Rassus sends Bram out on errands to keep him busy. A surprising vistor from Variss appears at the North gate much to the surprise of the residents of Ral Tora and especially Falen with some surprising news. Meanwhile a delegation from Chellin is sailing for Ral Tora in hopes of alliance and something more. Regal Astrid searches for something hidden in the city on which all future plans will flow. What is so special about Bram? What message is from Variss? What will Falen do? What are the true motives of Regal Astrid? Your answers await you in Everwinter. I thought the prequel Summer Storm showed the dire straights the lands surrounding Variss would suffer but never could I imagine this~broken people and broken hope. Everwinter is so aptly named that it's not surprising the endless winter has fallen upon Ral Tora. I'm fascinated byt the relationship with Bram and Falen. I look forward to seeing how that develops. I'll definitely be interested in reading next book in series.
I fell in love with these characters and their story!