Arc Book Review Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

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It’s been three months since the Winterians were freed and Spring’s king, Angra, disappeared—thanks largely to the help of Cordell.

Meira just wants her people to be safe. When Cordellan debt forces the Winterians to dig their mines for payment, they unearth something powerful and possibly dangerous: Primoria’s lost chasm of magic. Theron sees this find as an opportunity—with this much magic, the world can finally stand against threats like Angra. But Meira fears the danger the chasm poses—the last time the world had access to so much magic, it spawned the Decay. So when the king of Cordell orders the two on a mission across the kingdoms of Primoria to discover the chasm’s secrets, Meira plans to use the trip to garner support to keep the chasm shut and Winter safe—even if it means clashing with Theron. But can she do so without endangering the people she loves?

Mather just wants to be free. The horrors inflicted on the Winterians hang fresh and raw in Januari—leaving Winter vulnerable to Cordell’s growing oppression. When Meira leaves to search for allies, he decides to take Winter’s security into his own hands. Can he rebuild his broken kingdom and protect them from new threats?

As the web of power and deception weaves tighter, Theron fights for magic, Mather fights for freedom—and Meira starts to wonder if she should be fighting not just for Winter, but for the world.

Jan Review

First off i totally in love with the covers for this book series just stunning pieces of artwork.  This book starts off a bit slow and i was a bit lost at the start as it been a while since i read book once.  But once we got to the main course of what the story about we are off and running.  This book focuses a lot on politics which i expect in a book about warring kingdoms.  I also like the aspect of needed to solves clue to how to open the magical chasm.

The best part about this book was traveling through the kingdom and getting see how each season and rhythm are and what they value or do not value in each kingdom.  The twists in this story just make me want the next book like now.  A great middle novel.

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