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Goddess of the Ice Realm

Goddess of the Ice Realm

The fifth book in the epic saga of 'Lord of the Isles'

Lord of the Isles (Volume 5)

David Drake

Tor Fantasy

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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.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Chapter One


I think the rain's going to hold off after all," said Garric, eyeing the sky to seaward where clouds had been lowering all day as the royal fleet made its way up the western coast of Haft.
If it didn't, well, he wouldn't...

Praise for Goddess of the Ice Realm

“The title character ... remains so potent... that narrative interest and impetus are sustained straight through to the last chapter.... A series that may be altogether Drake's most accomplished work.” —Booklist

“Drake's ambitious high-fantasy saga, Lord of the Isles . . . is emerging as the author's most important work.” —Publishers Weekly on Mistress of the Catacombs

“The book was fascinating throughout, a pleasure to read. . . . certainly one of the finest epic fantasies of the decade.” —Piers Anthony on Lord of the Isles

“David Drake's work here is original, engrossing, and instantly credible.” —Stephen R. Donaldson on Lord of the Isles

Goddess of the Ice Realm is a solid addition to an outstanding fantasy series, showing once again that Drake is among the most versatile of authors in the SF/Fantasy genres.” —S. M. Stirling

“The heroes are exceptionally well-written, especially the strong-willed Ilna and the unflinching Cashel--either one of these characters could stand alone to support a book. The secondary characters also grow and change, unusual in fantasy literature. The plot moves forward at a deliberate pace, gradually exploring the people and their land.” —Starlog on Queen of Demons

“The world building and characterization here are among Drake's best, and the magic is well thought out. Drake clearly has embarked on a fantasy saga as big as Eddings', Jordan's, and Goodkind's and as eminently worth reading.” —Booklist on Queen of Demons

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“The title character ... remains so potent... that narrative interest and impetus are sustained straight through to the last chapter.... A series that may be altogether Drake's most accomplished work.” —Booklist

“Drake's ambitious high-fantasy saga, Lord of the Isles . . . is emerging as the author's most important work.” —Publishers Weekly on Mistress of the Catacombs

“The book was fascinating throughout, a pleasure to read. . . . certainly one of the finest epic fantasies of the decade.” —Piers Anthony on Lord of the Isles

“David Drake's work here is original, engrossing, and instantly credible.” —Stephen R. Donaldson on Lord of the Isles

Goddess of the Ice Realm is a solid addition to an outstanding fantasy series, showing once again that Drake is among the most versatile of authors in the SF/Fantasy genres.” —S. M. Stirling

“The heroes are exceptionally well-written, especially the strong-willed Ilna and the unflinching Cashel--either one of these characters could stand alone to support a book. The secondary characters also grow and change, unusual in fantasy literature. The plot moves forward at a deliberate pace, gradually exploring the people and their land.” —Starlog on Queen of Demons

“The world building and characterization here are among Drake's best, and the magic is well thought out. Drake clearly has embarked on a fantasy saga as big as Eddings', Jordan's, and Goodkind's and as eminently worth reading.” —Booklist on Queen of Demons

“Unlike most modern fantasy, David Drake's Lord of the Isles is an epic with the texture of the legends of yore, with rousing action and characters to cheer for.” —Terry Goodkind on Lord of the Isles

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David Drake

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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