Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Ice Like Fire Review
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 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 has 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 peole 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 Winters 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.
This book is a pretty good sequel. You got to see a lot more of the characters and the world that was introduced in the first book. The plot wasn't dry and the story didn't seem like a bridge to me, which I do know tends to happen with middle books in series.
Meira was amazing as ever. She really went through a lot of self doubt, and she went through a lot of 'I need to figure out what is going on with me and who I am'. Which is much expected from everything that she found out last book. I am also very happy about how she ended up not deciding to be just a queen or just a warrior she chose to be both.
Theron, bothered me so much. There was something so off about him, and the fact that there must be something wrong with him for the Decay to get to him. Man, I just knew he wasn't going to be the best thing ever.
Mather, was whom I wanted to get the point of view the whole book. He was going through so much, from being called the 'Once King' and not really knowing what to do with his parents, since there wasn't really much for him to build from them. He even still tried to fight for Winter even through he didn't really have to.
4.5 out of 5 stars