Two-time Newbery Honor Award-winning author Laurence Yep returns with the action-packed sequel to the critically-acclaimed City of Fire
From the islands of Hawaii, Scirye and her loyal companions have pursued the villainous Mr. Roland and evil dragon Badik all the way to the city of Nova Hafnia in the Arctic Circle. With the help of a trader and his daughter, the companions manage to chase their enemies into the vast and desolate Wastes. They are determined to stop Mr. Roland from getting his hands on the second of the Five Lost Treasures of Emperor Yü, which will give him the power to alter the very fabric of the universe.
But few who enter the Wastes ever return, and Scirye has no choice but to call on the Spirit of the North for help. As wild and unpredictable as the Arctic itself, will the Spirit turn out to be friend or foe?
Mid-November 1941, near Nova Hafnia, Cabot Territory (formerly Nu Danmark)Scirye
Scirye and her companions were thirty miles from the city of Nova Hafnia, located near the Arctic Circle, when they found the battle. Or rather, the battle found them.
They had flown this far north in search of Roland, one of the richest men in the world, and Badik, a malevolent dragon. Roland had ordered Badik to steal an antique archer's ring, a great treasure of Scirye's Kushan people, from a San Francisco museum and killed Scirye's sister, Nishke, during the theft. Leech's
Praise for City of Ice
“Sings and crackles with as much detail and action as the first….New readers have enough clues to feel instantly at home. Makes a great read-aloud, too.”—Booklist
“Readers…will be eager to read more about Scirye’s adventures.” —School Library Journal
“Readers who enjoy inner conflicts, barbed dialogue, casts replete with supernatural creatures and fantasy epics that don’t take themselves too seriously will find it a treat.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Another thrilling, fast-paced and imaginative adventure.”—Bookloons.com
“The book really made me connect with Scirye, and I found myself rooting for her the whole way through. I really couldn’t find anything disappointing in this book. It was great.”—YA Galley Project teen reviewer Edward, age 14, rated 5—hard to imagine a better book, with nomination for Teen Top Ten
“I would rate this book a solid 5. It kept me reading, it was interesting and it was an adventure book. This book I would totally recommend to people. I liked this book a lot and I think if anybody else reads it they would have the same opinion as I had. This is one of my favorite books in the world!”—Teen Advisory Panel reviewer Johnson, rated 5—hard to imagine a better book
“This is a great book for adventurers and people.”—Teen Advisory Panel reviewer, Stephanie, rated 4.9--hard to imagine a better book