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Goddess of the Ice Realm

Goddess of the Ice Realm

Lord of the Isles (Volume 5)

David Drake; Read by Paul Michael

Macmillan Audio

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On Sale: 09/01/2003

ISBN: 9781593973513

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

In the Lord of the Isles series, David Drake has told the continuing, interlocking story 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 the 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, his benign 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 transported into another world by evil magic, and Sharina to yet another. All of them face and overcome deadly dangers before they are again united during the terrifying and dramatic climax. Filled with startling revelations, action, romance and sorcery, Goddess of the Ice Realm is epic fantasy at its exciting best.

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

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David Drake; Read by Paul Michael

David Drake lives near Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Paul Michael has narrated nearly 50 audiobooks and has been nominated twice for an Audie award. Some of his most popular recordings include Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, The Tristan Betrayal, Hollywood Tough, Sons of Fortune, and Second Spring.

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