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A Sword from Red Ice

A Sword from Red Ice

Book Three of Sword of Shadows

Sword of Shadows (Volume 3)

J. V. Jones

Tor Books




Master storyteller J. V. Jones (called "a striking writer" by Robert Jordan) weaves an unforgettable tale of ambition, betrayal, and the indomitable strength of the human spirit. This epic fantasy of enormous scope, set on a world peopled by
fascinating, compelling characters, is a sharply observed saga of a cold, splintered world on the brink.

A thousand years ago, war shook the land. Now, chaos has erupted. Clans vie for dominance; dangerous, arrogant clan chiefs urge their followers into frenzied battles, killing each other and plotting the defeat of their rivals despite those among them who seek unity. But for all the vicious contention among the clans, a darker threat comes from Spire Vanis, a city with a black heart of evil, whose rulers have long sought to control the clanholds. In the midst of the chaos, a few extraordinary people wrestle with personal demons: A born killer with only love and loyalty in his heart; a young woman whose mystical destiny is shrouded in her unknown past; a young man betrayed by his own brother; and a clanswoman who would do anything to save her folk. Each alone seeks only survival, but together they hold the keys to a world's salvation.

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Chapter 1


Raif woke with a start, immediately sitting upright. His heart was pumping hard in his chest and there was a rawness in his throat as if he had been screaming. A quick glance at Bear showed the sturdy little hill pony's...


Praise for A Sword from Red Ice

“Fabulous . . . a trilogy which is sure to take readers everywhere by storm.” —SFX on the Sword of Shadows series

“Her tale is unique and intriguing, and its atmosphere unwaveringly compelling.” —Publishers Weekly on A Fortress of Grey Ice

“Peopled with great characters . . . guaranteed to send chills through the bones.” —Dallas Morning News on A Cavern of Black Ice

“J.V. Jones strings out the suspense right up until the very last word.” —Des Moines Sunday Register on A Cavern of Black Ice

“Tough, incisive, character-driven fantasy.” —Locus on A Cavern of Black Ice

“Jones's skillful storytelling creates an atmosphere of rising tension and dark foreboding...A solid choice for fantasy collections.” —Library Journal on A Cavern of Black Ice

“Imaginative and vivid.” —Kirkus on A Cavern of Black Ice

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About the author

J. V. Jones

J. V. Jones is the author of the USA Today bestselling Book of Words trilogy; The Barbed Coil; and the first two books of the Sword of Shadows, A Cavern of Black Ice and A Fortress of Grey Ice. Born in England, she now makes her home in San Diego, California.

J. V. Jones



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