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City of Ice (City Trilogy #2)

3.59 of 5 stars 3.59  ·  rating details  ·  70 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Two-time Newbery Honor Award-winning author Laurence Yep returns with the action-packed sequel to the critically-acclaimed City of Fire

From the islands of Hawaii, Scirye and her loyal companionspursue the villainous Mr. Roland and evil dragon Badik all the way to the city of Nova Hafnia in the Arctic Circle. With the help of a trader, Prince Tarkhun, and his daughter Roxan
ebook, 384 pages
Published June 7th 2011 by Starscape (first published May 19th 2011)
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Rhiannon Ryder
Stuck in Canada Post forever (seriously, this book took almost two months to get to me), City of Ice was one of those books I was dying to rip into. I loved City of Fire and was dying to dig into more of the adventure.

Although filled with the same sweeping fantasy vistas, the same characters and the continuation of the same story, City of Ice wasn't as enjoyable to me as the first part City of Fire. My main gripe was I didn't feel the same draw to his characters I did in book one. Three of the 5
CITY OF ICE still has the creativity and fantastic world-building of CITY OF FIRE, but suffers a little bit from "mid-trilogy" malaise. Scirye and her companions continue to struggle with the morality play of working together and deal with magical forces beyond their comprehension, and they continue to chase the villains that threaten the world as they know it. Luckily, their adventure into the arctic offers thrilling new landscapes, new mythologies, and new friends to meet along the way.

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Rick Stuckwisch
This second book in the trilogy was an improvement over the first. It was smoother and easier to read, and it moved along more steadily. The characters are fully developed and three-dimensional, and the story itself is likewise well developed and well crafted. Enjoyable, and not a bad read at all.
The plot line was ok, but I didn't really see any developement in the events. I mean, the entire book they were out in the ice and they didn't do much except meet Uncle and almost get eaten by that old hag. So the plot line was flat. I spent more time than usual just trying to slog my way through this book. Not sure if I'm going to read the last book in the trilogy. Some of the things that happen in this story just didn't make any sense or didn't have any relation to the mainplot event. i mean, ...more
Haley DeShone
I loved this book and can not wait until the third book releases. "City of Death" I love the characters and how the book continues to try and capture the same people. How the catch up to them and then some how loose them. I also like how the keep trying and trying to catch up and are there together for each other. In my opinion I liked the first book because it first introduced you to the characters and what is going to happen. Because in the second book it seems that the characters change.
Bears... Badgers... Dragons... People reborn... Warriors... AWESOME!
This was a good sequel to "City of Fire". It is the further adventures of Scirye, Kles, Leech, Koko, Bayang, and some new characters. They are continuing the quest to find Roland.
I love the first book's premise and like its execution well enough; this second one is a bit of a jumble.
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Born June 14, 1948 in San Francisco, California, Yep was the son of Thomas Gim Yep and Franche Lee Yep. Franche Lee, her family's youngest child, was born in Ohio and raised in West Virginia where her family owned a Chinese laundry. Yep's father, Thomas, was born in China and came to America at the age of ten where he lived, not in Chinatown, but with an Irish friend in a white neighborhood. After ...more
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