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Goddess of the Ice Realm (Lord of the Isles #5)

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Goddess of the Ice Realm- Book 5 (Lord of the Isles Saga)
Mass Market Paperback, 522 pages
Published July 11th 2004 by TOR Fantasy (first published 2003)
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Dark-Draco
Apr 19, 2013 Dark-Draco rated it it was amazing
In the 5th novel of the series, Garric and his friends reach the city of Carcosa, where there is tension between the three priesthoods. When Tenoctris, accompanied by Cashel, tries to find out whether one temple is a trap, evil magic is set upon them, leaving Cashel with a choice - die in its grasp or serve a powerful young wizard who pulls him to her world before the end. Embroiled in her fight, he finds himself trying to save a whole soceity instead. Worried about her fiance, Sharina is caught ...more
Omly
Feb 17, 2008 Omly rated it liked it
I had enjoyed the Lord of the Isles original trilogy, so I was a little surprised when I found out that it had become a longer series. While this book was good, I don't know that I would have been able to follow who everyone was if I hadn't already read the other books in the series. This is definitely a book you want read in its proper sequence. It was nice to hear more about the characters that I had really come to enjoy, but the premise seems like it is being stretched out a bit by the author ...more
Becca
Nov 29, 2011 Becca rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this one. Sharina and Beard were probably my two favorite characters. I loved their interaction. I'm trying to understand Ilna and Chalcus, particularly their relationship and I feel like I'm missing something, something that would shed the light on why they are the way they are. Anyway, good story, romping fun action and a great pace throughout.
Eric
Apr 14, 2008 Eric rated it liked it
A good read in early medevil setting (post Roman Empire styled setting). The heros of the story are on continuing quest to unify the Isles (story is not bound by earth's geography). Their world is most warter and the known land masses collectively are known as the Isles.

There is a lot of fantacy in the story line (wizards and monsters). It makes for entertaining light reading.
Heather Rogers
Jul 24, 2015 Heather Rogers rated it really liked it
I liked this one more than some of the previous. I noticed there are details missing between this one and the next. For instance, no wedding and no mention of there ever having been a wedding scheduled. When did they leave for Erdin? If they are doing a roundabout circuit why hasn't more time lapsed? The inner sea does not seem to be that small.
Alex
Sep 21, 2015 Alex rated it liked it
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A good ending to this one, pulling a lot of threads together well. Nice character development too. Mind you - these books are getting really long, and a lot of it's padding. I think this is the last one I'll read.
Jacob Aitken
Aug 20, 2012 Jacob Aitken rated it really liked it
The series is starting to fall into a rut. He is using the same plot device in every book. It's still interesting, but he is running out of ideas. His character creation, as usual, is superb.
Jim Pike
Apr 01, 2016 Jim Pike rated it it was amazing
Gripping story, with a surprise twist at the end. I wasn't expecting that. Very well told, and keeps you hooked wanting more.
Chad
Apr 21, 2008 Chad rated it really liked it
same roadmap but still ok... if you ignore the same stuff he puts in all the books, he tells a good story
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