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The Ice House by Tim Clare
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it was amazing
bookshelves: adventure, speculative

A ripping adventure of wild imaginings.

The unstoppable Delphine Venner is the heroine I've wanted to read all my life. The Ice House opens in 1930s Norfolk, and an elderly Delphine has been scarred by the loss of her friends and family. Seeking revenge, she embarks on a quest to save her loved ones. In the world of Avalonia, Delphine returns to her youth and is supported and thwarted by a cast of eccentric characters.

Clare's vivid writing sparkles with wit and originality. His prose is sharp, with surgically precise language use. The action scenes are full-on, pack-a-punch mayhem, with a wry nod to the likes of John Buchan.

The Ice House is a strap in and hang on to your hats kind of ride, from a master wordsmith. This novel pours a gallon bucket slush puppy over the notion that speculative and literary don't mix.

The Ice House is the sequal to The Honours. It is not necessary to read them in the original order.
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Reading Progress

May 14, 2019 – Started Reading
May 14, 2019 – Shelved
May 15, 2019 – Shelved as: adventure
May 15, 2019 – Shelved as: speculative
May 16, 2019 – Finished Reading

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