Where magic is dark and gritty, characters troubled and twisted, and victory comes at a heavy price.
Deep under the City of Glass in the frozen southern land, an age-old machine radiates a power which locals call icefire.
Most citizens are immune to it, but a few, always born with physical disabilities, can bend it to their will. For fifty years, the ruling Eagle Knights, who fly on the backs of giant birds, have killed these Imperfects, fearing the return of the old royal family, who used icefire to perform evil magic.
Across the border in steam-age, science-focused Chevakia, people have built barriers to protect themselves from the radiation, which kills them.
Chevakia also harbours the old southern royal family’s only surviving members, and they are planning their return to power, taking both countries to the first war in fifty years.
If you like the dark and twisted characters of George R.R. Martin, Joe Abercrombie or Robin Hobb, why not try the Icefire Trilogy today?
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I think Patty Jansen is a Master Story Teller with a keen sense of the interplay between human nature, society, politics, and the environment. In the Ice Fire Trilogy (Fire & Ice, Dust & Rain, Blood & Tears), she deconstructs each of these concepts and reconstructs them in surprising and imaginative ways. The world in which the Ice Fire Trilogy is set is delicately balanced, socially, environmentally and politically, and tipping the scales one way or the other is the impetus that propels the story forward. The main characters are compelling and well defined, each with his/her own strengths and imperfections, both literally and figuratively. Ice Fire Trilogy is a uniquely imaginative adventure set forth in a fantastical world that felt like it could be real on so many levels - with just the right touch of "magic".