|Series: Cold Magic | Cold Fire | Cold Steel|
Young Cat Barahal thinks she understands the world she lives in and her place in it. She lives with her aunt and uncle and cousins, and is best of friends with her beloved cousin Beatrice (Bee). The two young women attend the local academy in the city of Adurnam.
Unexpectedly drawn into a labyrinth of politics involving blood, betrayal, and old feuds, she's about to find out that most of what she thinks she knows is very, very wrong.
And she's going to have to make a run for her life if she wants to discover the truth, not just about her own family but about an ancient secret lying at the heart of her world.
"The whole cold magic concept got me shivering...I don't think I've ever run across anything like it..." - Elizabeth Moon, Nebula Award-winning author of The Speed of Dark
"This book had me hooked from the first page... Add in the warped history and languages, characters I wish I knew personally, and a way with words I haven’t had the pleasure of reading since Steven Erikson, and Kate Elliott is now a contender for one of my favourite authors." - Fantasy Book Review
"The world may end in ice, but this series has only begun and Elliott is just warming up showing us these characters and this world." - SF Signal
"This is it! This is why we read! To get the sensations and feelings this book is making me feel!" -Lurv a la Mode
"Elliott pulls out all the stops in a wildly imaginative narrative that will ring happy bells for fans of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy."
BONUS! You can purchase color prints of two fabulous pieces of art by Hugo-award-winning Julie Dillon
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| RT Rating
"Of all the alternate history fantasies published in the last few years, this one may just be this reviewer's favorite."
Romantic Times Book Reviews
|Cold Magic | Cold Fire | Cold Steel
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