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Fire and Ice (Spirit Animals #4)

4.26  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,702 Ratings  ·  163 Reviews
The adventure continues in this fourth book of the epic multiplatform fantasy series.

Cracks In The Ice

Strange things are happening at the frozen edge of the world. Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan have crisscrossed Erdas in their quest to stop the ruthless Conquerors. Only the four of them, supported by the gifts of their legendary spirit animals, have the power to defeat
Hardcover, 185 pages
Published June 24th 2014 by Scholastic Inc.
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Aug 05, 2014 NICOLE SCRIBNER rated it really liked it
The Greencloaks set out on another journey for another talisman. However, the Conquerors aren't that far behind. It almost seems as though one of their own is working in cahoots with one of the Devourer's followers. It just doesn't seem fair. There are more conquerors than there are Greencloaks. Although there is a fire raging in Meilin's heart after the loss of her father, 5 to several is just a disadvantage. Someone is bound to get hurt or killed. However, they did acquire a new member (not ne ...more
Jul 29, 2015 Jessica rated it really liked it
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Dec 13, 2014 LibraryLass rated it really liked it
My star rating:

Plot: 4/5
Pacing: 5/5
Characters: 4/5
World: 4.5/5
Romance: N/A

Enjoyment level: 4/5 stars

I love this children's series. This one was a tad more.... darker than the others, but still a highly enjoyable read. Have the next one on reserve at the library!
3 stelle e mezzo
Alla Hale è stato affidato il compito più difficile: scavare in profondità nell’animo di Rollan.
Rollan è uno dei 4 ragazzi che hanno risvegliato i 4 Caduti, lui si è legato a Essix, il falco. Ma Rollan è molto di più. È l’orfano che ha dovuto combattere da subito per sopravvivere, che è cresciuto rispettando le leggi della strada, che è riuscito a farle sue. È un ragazzo spigoloso, arrogante, puntiglioso, ma che nasconde un cuore ferito da una madre che l’ha abbandonato.
Grazie a
Jul 09, 2016 Sabrina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Det jeg er begyndt at elske ved denne serie er personerne. De udvikler sig rigtig meget, og jeg elsker at se det bånd de knytter med deres dyr.

I Ild og Is er det Rollan der gennemgår den største udvikling. I de sidste bøger har han til tider været en irriterende møgunge, ikke at jeg ikke kan forstå hans opførsel, det kan jeg, men han var stadig en møgunge. Specielt i sidste bog var han slem overfor Connor, efter Connor gav Jernornen væk. I denne bog sker der noget for Rollan der ryster og ændre
Denae Christine
I am probably biased toward Shannon Hale (see Book of a Thousand Days), but this was my favorite book of this series so far. The narration felt closer, there were more injuries, and fun things happened with spirit animals (magic abilities, galore!).
Was this without fault? No. There was too much romance (these kids are, like, 11 or 12, right?). The action and injuries were short and seemed random and easily forgotten (Fell into a crater? You're fine. Stabbed with a knife? We'll just ignore you un
Jan 20, 2015 Bob rated it liked it
This is a thrilling new joyride into an amazing and treacherous journey through an icy wasteland. This book is about collecting the fourth talisman from the great beast Mulop. Now with many obstacles in their way these green cloaks always manage to somehow prevail but not this time. There is a very surprising twist which made me mad, and then a little bit of foreshadowing for further on in the series. This is a great book and i recommend this book have fun!
Nov 29, 2015 Angela marked it as deals  ·  review of another edition
29 November 2015: $3.25 on Kindle
Mar 01, 2016 Gabby rated it it was amazing
I love evry book in the series, I think the characters are very well described
Apr 15, 2016 Megan rated it it was amazing
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Oct 15, 2015 Klaudia Janek rated it liked it
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This is the 4th book in the Spirit Animals series, which is a multiplatform fantasy series for middle school readers. I recommend reading the books in order because it is difficult to read as a stand alone. The plot and the character development continue with each book. The main characters are back again and they are: Conor, Abeke, Meilin and Rollan. Each of them have a Spirit Animal. They are in search of the Crystal Polar Bear. The Conquerors continue to be the bad guys. They pick up a new mem ...more
Mar 24, 2015 Dlora rated it really liked it
This is a really marvelous series for kids. I've read the first four installments written by four separate authors carrying forward the story and have been impressed with all of them. Our four heroes who have bonded with the ancient spirit animals are on the hunt for talismans of power before the forces of the Destroyer can get them. Their adventure in this book takes them to the cold regions of Arctica to find Suka the legendary Polar Bear. Great setting with details reminiscent of Eskimo life ...more
Probably my favorite title in the Spirit Animal series because I love the writing and imagination of Shannon Hale, this one follows the four heroes as they try to collect yet other talisman, this one from Suka, the great ice bear. The little band and their spirit animals endure hardships as they travel across the bleak Arctica where they must avoid crevasses and search for food. As the characters continue to bond with one another and their unique spirit animals, they also make plenty of mistakes ...more
Christal Keel
Dec 26, 2014 Christal Keel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great addition to the Spirit Animal series.

This book focuses on the story of Rollan and his relationship with his flighty Spirit Animal, the falcon, Essix. He still hesitates to fully join the Greencloaks, due to his distrust of the establishment after growing up a street urchin, but he still fights with them against the evil Devourer. The four are growing closer to each other and learning that each of them carries loss and insecurities from their past. They struggle to overcome these painful
Chris Zhao
Oct 18, 2014 Chris Zhao rated it really liked it
Spirit Animals: Fire and Ice, is Book 4 out of a series about people who using a substance called nectar, would summon an animal to be their companion, friend, and fighter. Four kids, Conor, Meilin, Abek, and Rollan have summoned the fallen great beasts, Briggan(wolf for Conor), Jhi(panda for meilin), Uraza(Cheeta for abeke), and Essix(hawk for Rollan), and must save the world from the Conqueror, a man bent on controling all the spirit animals, and the world. The four kids have allied with the ...more
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The characters have been completely rewritten for the ease of this author and at the cost of the series' quality. Rollan is made out to be there only for Meilin. Conor is smack talking, suddenly carrying a shepherd staff although he didn't for the first three books, and is going back to the issue of giving away the boar's talisman even though it had been resolved. Isn't there enough of a story to tell without going back on past issues that were dealt with in a far better way. Extra example being ...more
DelAnne Frazee
May 05, 2016 DelAnne Frazee rated it it was amazing
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Title: Fire and Ice - Spirit Animals Book 4
Author: Shannon Hale
Published: 6-24-14
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 193
Genre: Children's Fiction
Sub Genre: Action & Adventure; Fantasy & Magic; Animals
ISBN: 9780545522465
Reviewer: DelAnne
Reviewed For: NetGalley
My Rating: 5 Stars

Conner, Meilin, Abeke and Rollan, continue to travel the different lands of Erdas searching for the four talismans of the Four Fallen Beast (Briggan the Wolf, Uraza the Leopard, Jhi the Pa
Ian G
Sep 25, 2015 Ian G rated it really liked it
Great book!1
Dec 19, 2015 Francis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ya os conté en entradas anteriores lo mucho que me estaba gustando una aventura juvenil de unos chicos elegidos que eran ayudados por poderosos Espíritus Animales. La saga Spirit Animals me ha conquistado.

Una lectura sencilla con muchas dosis de aventura, amor por la naturaleza y los animales. Me entretiene, divierte y ensalza valores que todos deberíamos tener en cuenta.

Son unos libritos de no más de doscientas páginas que os harán pasar un buen rato y que recomiendo especialmente a los amante
I don't know what to feel about this book. Where should I start? There are so many things that I want to talk about, and I just don't know if I'll have enough room to do that. Maybe? I don't know.

This book was quite the roller-coaster ride for me. At first, I was thinking that I wouldn't like the book as much as I did the other installments of the series.

But I guess I shouldn't really have expected that from Shannon Hale. Although I haven't read Princess Academy or The Storybook of Legends, or a
Oct 15, 2014 Nora rated it it was amazing
This is the next book in the spirit animals series, and it is my favorite so far. If you have not read the other books, don’t read this review, because it says things about the book that might give away things about the first three books! So, the kids who have summoned the Four Fallen have to go get the Crystal Polar Bear of Suka, another great beast who apparently is encased in a tomb of ice she made herself.To find the talisman, they have to use all their abilities, trust each other, find out ...more
Jan 12, 2016 Haley rated it liked it
The reason I didn't like this book as much as the others is because I wasn't a fan of the writing style. There was too much metaphor and imagery words that soaked up the actual storyline too much. The author went into the characters personal feelings and memories more which is fine, but occasionally I would wonder what it had to do with the story at hand.
The ending, which I won't spoil, got kind of dark. I wasn't expecting one of the last scenes in a children's book just cause it was a little vi
Aug 06, 2014 Melody rated it really liked it
I didn't read the first 3 books of this series and honestly I don't intend to read the rest either. I only read this book because , hey it's Shannon Hale and most of her stuff is fantastic. I did quite enjoy this book although I didn't always understand wht was going on. I missed alot of important details from previous books. I don't even know how old the characters are. I think this is a well done book and an interesting series. I just feel it is a bit juvenile for me and I have too many other ...more
Jun 09, 2015 Stacy rated it liked it
These are fun quick reads, appropriate for all ages. I like that a different author writes each one, but they still all tie together.
Like 2.7. The team treks and has adventures, meets new peoples and animals, almost dies, and worry if one of them is betraying them. The bad guys know things and fight them and try to steal the talismans. I think I know who the traitor is, though it won't be revealed for a book or two. Shane will also switch sides.

It's OK. Good to have around for school, not really worth buying for home. I wasn't impressed with Hale here--I had hoped she would liven things up. I wonder if it's a feature or a bu
Sep 04, 2014 Tiffiny rated it it was amazing
My 11-yr-son read this one and couldn't stop talking about how big Suka was. = )
Apr 30, 2015 Katheryn rated it it was amazing
I am into the series.
Jun 14, 2015 Splufic rated it it was amazing
this book is one of my favorite in the series so far. the green cloaks set out on a journey in search of the talisman of a polar bear in an ice city but the conquerors are not far behind . it seems someone on a their team is giving their secrets out to the conquerors, I like to call them the Devourer's puppets, on the journey Rolan met his mum but their reunion didn't last long. In summary I enjoyed this book so much even though at the end of it, something quite unexpected happened (don't wanna ...more
Adam Bouzianis
Jan 20, 2016 Adam Bouzianis rated it it was amazing
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The world of Erdas is in trouble. The Conquerors have freed the serpent Gerathon from her prison, and she is causing mischief in many parts of the world. Meanwhile Rollan, Conor, Meilin, Abeke, the Greencloaks, and their Spirit Animals are traveling to the cold lands of Artica to find the great polar bear Suka and retrieve her talisman. Unfortunately it's been ages since anyone has seen the great beast, and the legends that exist suggest she could be trapped. Not only has Suka's absence be
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Shannon Hale is the New York Times best-selling author of six young adult novels: the Newbery Honor book Princess Academy, multiple award winner Book of a Thousand Days, and the highly acclaimed Books of Bayern series. She has written three books for adults, including the upcoming Midnight in Austenland (Jan. 2012), companion book to Austenland. She co-wrote the hit graphic novel Rapunzel's Reveng ...more
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