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The Ice Is Coming (Book of Wirrun #1)

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Ruthless, ancient forces of fire and ice engage in a titanic struggle with the oldest Nargun and his people.
Published (first published May 20th 2013)
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P.D.R. Lindsay
I have always been impressed with Patricia Wrightson's ability to write fiction which is so purely Australian and make her work become part of Australian mythology. Some of the Goodreads reviews call her work fantasy. I think she wrote well beyond fantasy. A fantasy simply requires magic. Wrightson created a modern mythology from her own Australian culture, and her people and other creatures are part of that culture.

The 'Ice is Coming' looks at what happens when people ignore their mythology and
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Janet Whalen-Jones
Unusual twist for modern fantasy readers. Wirrun, our protagonist, is a young Australian Aboriginal man who must save the Australia from being overrun by ice caused by malicious ice spirits. He encounters a variety of spirits, both helpful and malevolent along the way. The storyline is predictable, but instead of familiar elves, gnomes and such we meet Mimis, Narguns, Ninya and a variety of other ...unfamiliar types of fae. The scene in which the People (Aborigines) are helped by an Inlander (Wh ...more
Marianne
Mar 13, 2016 Marianne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gone, fantasy
A book of aboriginal myth mixed up with the modern world. Has a great sense of culture and thoroughness. Reading so much of European folklore, this is a nice change of pace.

Wouldn't mind reading the sequels, but don't feel compelled to keep the book to read again.
Carly
Aug 09, 2012 Carly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-book-list
This is not a genre I would normally read, but I found it in a book swap on holiday and read it for the sake of reading and I loved it! It is probably the best book about Australia that I have read.
Amanda
Jan 15, 2009 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good series told from POV of Wirrun, an aborigial native of Australia.
Interesting and well written tale based on aboriginal stories and beliefs. I loved it.
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Winner of the Dromkeen Medal (1984).
Patricia Wrightson is one of Australia's most distinguished writers for children. Her books have won many prestigious awards all over the world. She was awarded an OBE (Officer of the British Empire) in 1977, the Dromkeen Medal in 1984 and the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1986, all for her services to children's literature. She is a four-time winner of the A
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Other Books in the Series

Book of Wirrun (4 books)
  • The Dark Bright Water (Book of Wirrun, #2)
  • Journey Behind the Wind (Book of Wirrun, #3)
  • The Song Of Wirrun: The Ice Is Coming. The Dark Bright Water. Behind The Wind

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