Cold Fire

Orbit: Hachette. (Spirit Walker Trilogy, Bk. 2). Sept. 2011. c.544p. ISBN 9780316080996. pap. $14.99. FANTASY
Fleeing an enforced marriage to a cold mage of Four Moons House, Cat Barahal, along with her cousin Beatrice and her half-brother Rory, seeks sanctuary among those who attempt to rebel against the laws that bind most people to the houses of magic. The journey undertaken by Cat and her companions leads them further into danger as they strive to avoid the Wild Hunt whose pursuit means certain death. This sequel to Cold Magic pits three engaging protagonists against conflicting factions and challenges them with unexpected enemies and unlikely allies.
VERDICT Fans of steampunk and alternate history will enjoy this heady mix of magic and technology.
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