Publication Date: 06/02/2020 ISBN: 9781786894823 Category:

The Ice House

Tim Clare

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Publication Date: 06/02/2020 ISBN: 9781786894823 Category:
Paperback / Softback




War doesn’t end. It sleeps.

Delphine Venner remembers everything. She remembers what it is to be a child of war, and what the terrifying creatures from another world took from her all those years ago.

And in that other world, Avalonia, someone waits for Delphine. Hagar, a centuries-old assassin, daily paying a terrible price for her unending youth, is planning one final death, the death that will cost her everything. The death which requires Delphine.

In the battle to destroy an ageless evil, Delphine must remember who she is and be ready to fight once more, as war reawakens.

Publisher Review

Told in rich, allusive prose, The Ice House is a leisurely meditation on good and evil - Lovecraft done with the eye and sensitivity of a poet * * GUARDIAN * * A strangely beautiful, beautifully strange fantasy * * SFX * * Tim Clare is a hell of a writer -- GARETH L. POWELL, author of THE EMBERS OF WAR SERIES The Ice House is a fantasy tale that shines with originality . . . A spellbinding read * * THE SKINNY * * An incredible imaginative achievement. A visceral and pensive ode to the English imagination, etched by a virtuosic Jack Frost on the blade of Christina Rossetti's secret fruit knife -- NAOMI FOYLE, author of THE GAIA CHRONICLES To say Tim Clare has a way with words is a bit of an understatement. Besides building Delphine's wonderfully immersive world and setting her on an irresistible adventure, Tim's writing is full of poetic pleasure. A joy to read, fast and closely, for the story and for the mastery in it -- JESS KIDD, author of HIMSELF [A] vertiginous portal fantasy * * FANTASY BOOK CRITIC * *

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