Goddess of the Ice Realm (Lord of the Isles Series #5)

Goddess of the Ice Realm (Lord of the Isles Series #5)

by David Drake
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Goddess of the Ice Realm (Lord of the Isles Series #5) by David Drake

The fifth and best novel yet in David Drake's acclaimed epic fantasy series, Lord of the Isles

Starting in Lord of the Isles and continuing in Queen of Demons, Servant of the Dragon, and Mistress of the Catacombs, David Drake has told the continuing, interlocking stories of Garric and Sharina, Cashel and Ilna, young brother and sister pairs who journey together from a small town to the capital. Their destiny is to reunite the island kingdoms of the Isles into one empire for the first time in a millennium. They seek to do this at a moment in history when the cosmic forces upon which magicians draw are at a thousand year peak. Wizards of even small learning are immensely powerful. Human greed and evil are reinforced by supernatural energies

In Goddess of the Ice Realm, as Garric and his retinue reach the island city of Carcosa, the wizard Tenoctris perceives a powerful supernatural assault directed against them. Ilna and her beloved, Chalcus, are sent to investigate a magical threat to shipping in the north. Cashel is translated into another world by evil magic, and Sharina to yet another. All of them face deadly dangers and overcome them before they are again united during the terrifying and dramatic climax.

Filled with action, startling revelations, romance and sorcery, Goddess of the Ice Realm is epic fantasy at its exciting best.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780812575415
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 07/01/2004
Series: Lord of the Isles Series , #5
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 536
Sales rank: 1,275,861
Product dimensions: 1.11(w) x 1.11(h) x 1.11(d)

About the Author

David Drake (born 1945) sold his first story (a fantasy) at age 20. His undergraduate majors at the University of Iowa were history (with honors) and Latin (BA, 1967). He uses his training in both subjects extensively in his fiction.

David entered Duke Law School in 1967 and graduated five years later (JD, 1972). The delay was caused by his being drafted into the US Army. He served in 1970 as an enlisted interrogator with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, the Blackhorse, in Viet Nam and Cambodia. He has used his legal and particularly his military experiences extensively in his fiction also.

David practiced law for eight years; drove a city bus for one year; and has been a full-time freelance writer since 1981, writing such novels as Out of the Waters and Monsters of the Earth. He reads and travels extensively.

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Goddess of the Ice Realm (Lord of the Isles Series #5) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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These books are great. They take you into many different realms. The stories also keep you on the edge of your seat. They are well written and the way the story follows each of the characters trails and tribulations is incredible. I recommend all the books starting at the beginning if you want to read a series that¿s the way to go 1-whatever.
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Fantasy and sci fi fans get in line - Paul Michael gives a dynamite reading of the fifth in David Drake's popular series charting the mishaps and adventures of two young brother and sister pairs. As many learned in 'Lord of the Isles,' Garric and Sharina and Cashel and Ilna have left the relatively safe environs of a small town to embark upon a trek to the capital. Their hope is to reunite the island kingdoms of the Isles. Now, we learn that Garric and his band have reached the island city of Carcosa. Garric's rule is thwarted by giant insects to say nothing of unimaginable enemies. Forces beyond their knowledge appear to be united against the foursome. Ilna is sent to investigate a mysterious impediment to shipping, while Cashel is magically thrust into another world and Sharina relegated to one more eerie place. They've much to overcome which provides excitement and action aplenty for listeners.
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Prince Garric and his retinue, which besides trusted humans includes the ghost of the great King Carus inside his head, crossed the island of Haft to reach the ancient capital of the Old Kingdom Carcosa. Garric plans to unite the people living on the numerous islands that make up the Isles. Garric¿s fiancée Liane works closely with him as they try to bring the competing, often hostile, religious groups under his rule.

Meanwhile, unknown powers trying to abort Garric¿s efforts attack his loyal supporters. Upon being inexplicably transported to a strange deadly land, Garric¿s best friend Cashel and royal sister Sharina struggle to survive. Cashel¿s sister, the witch Ilna and her beloved Chalcus must find a way to overcome a bizarre winged plague threatening trading ships. Isolated from his most steadfast supporters, Prince Garric¿s efforts to establish a government with him as the monarch seem doomed to failure as the enemy to human civilization maliciously wrecks havoc throughout the Isles.

The fifth tale in the Lord of the Isles series is an exciting epic fantasy filled with several major subplots starring either the Prince or some of his key followers. The story line is very exciting and imaginative, but at times seems over written and endless. The cast remains solid, especially the good guys, who stay in character from their previous appearances, but by book five with all those nasty elements tossed at them one must wonder about growth. Though not as good as David Drake¿s military science fiction, fans of the series will appreciate GODDESS OF THE ICE REALM, just set aside plenty of extra time.

Harriet Klausner