For the past six years, Quinn has looked forward to the day when she would finally have her revenge against the vampire who slaughtered her family. What she never expected is for that vampire to walk into Clint’s bar and unleash terror and death on her small desert town. With more people dying every day, Quinn realizes she must delve deeper into her power than she’s ever wanted or dared to before if she's going to save her loved ones. As new enemies and allies arise and good friends are lost, Julian will do whatever it takes to keep Quinn from the clutches of the vampire who stalks and torments her. Even if it means becoming the vampire he once was and swore he’d never be again. ***The Fire and Ice series is a spin-off based on characters from The Kindred Series. You do not have to read The Kindred Series to enjoy this book or its successors. The maturity level of this series will grow with each book and is recommended for readers 17+*** The recommended reading order of the complete Fire and Ice Series. Frost Burn (Book 1) Arctic Fire (Book 2) Scorched Ice (Book 3)
Julian will stop at nothing to keep Quinn safe from the vampires seeking to use her for her special abilities. Deciding that desperate times call for desperate measures, Julian sets a plan into motion that will force him to do something he’s managed to avoid for five hundred years. Willing to do what she must in order to find peace for her and Julian, Quinn agrees to go along with his plan. However, when an old enemy resurfaces, Quinn knows it will take everything she has to keep Julian from going over the edge. Find out how it all ends in the conclusion to The Fire and Ice Series. ***The Fire and Ice series is a spin-off based on characters from The Kindred Series. You do not have to read The Kindred Series to enjoy this book or its successors. The maturity level of this series will grow with each book and is recommended for readers 17+*** The recommended reading order of the complete Fire and Ice Series. Frost Burn (Book 1) Arctic Fire (Book 2) Scorched Ice (Book 3)
Author: Keira Andrews
Publisher: Keira Andrews
Arctic Fire: A Novel
Edited by Leslie Mitchell at G2 Freelance Editing and re-released 8/20/13. What do you do when the one you love is also your worst enemy? Cassie is stunned and devastated when she learns that she belongs to a long line of vampire slayers known as The Hunters. A murderous rampage by a group of elder vampires has left the Hunter line decimated and the remaining Hunters scattered around the world. With her friends Chris and Melissa’s aid, Cassie struggles to rid the world of the monsters that murdered her parents. Cassie knows it is her fate, but she chafes against her heritage and is resentful of the shortened lifespan placed upon her by the circumstances of birth. Struggling to get through every day, Cassie finds herself lost and adrift until Devon walks into her life. His arrival turns the school, and Cassie’s life, upside down. Fighting against her fierce attraction to Devon and the chaos he represents in her carefully ordered days, she is irresistibly drawn to him. Though worried that what she is will place Devon in danger, she's unable to fight her feelings for him. He is the one light, and the only source of hope she has in a world that revolves around death and fear. What she doesn't know is that Devon has some dark secrets of his own, secrets even more frightening and dangerous than hers. Secrets that threaten to tear them apart forever. Book 1 of 5 in the completed Kindred Series. Recommended Reading Order: Kindred (Book 1) Ashes (Book 2) Kindled (Book 3) Inferno (Book 4) Phoenix Rising (Book 5) If you enjoy the Kindred Series, you may also enjoy the spinoff Fire and Ice Series which is now complete. Recommended Reading Order: Frost Burn (Book 1) Arctic Fire (Book 2) Scorched Ice (Book 3) The Kindred Series is a young adult fictional story that includes some language, violence, and mild sexual situations. Recommended for ages fifteen and up. Cover art by Cover art by EbookLaunch
Fire into ice
Author: Vernon Frolick
Publisher: Raincoast Book Dist Ltd
The amazing true life story of Chuck Fipke, the mining exploration geologist responsible for discovering the vast new diamond fields in Canada's North, reads like spell-binding adventure fiction. Following Fipke in his travels, we experience the fast-paced, cutthroat world of mineral exploration in exotic locales around the world, from the jungles of New Guinea to the savannahs of South Africa to the rainforests of the Amazon to the Arctic tundra. Fipke is a modern-day adventurer, an Indiana Jones of mining exploration, obsessed with the quest for minerals. His is a complex personality combining a virtuoso understanding of the science behind mineral exploration with a compulsive drive for adventure. The story culminates in Fipke's staking of the potentially multi-billion-dollar Ekati diamond claim in Canada's Northwest Territories, now being developed into one of the largest diamond mines outside South Africa.
After years of running, Quinn has finally found a town to settle down in while she searches for the man who tore her life apart. Despite her every intention not to, she’s started to put down some roots and make friends. However, the small bit of solace she’s found is quickly shattered when a group of vampires walk into the bar where she works and turn her life upside down. Looking only to stop for a few nights and have a good time, Julian never expected to stumble across someone like Quinn. Determined to keep her free from the vampires looking to use her as a weapon, Julian is stunned to discover himself starting to care for the mysterious woman with a dark past she’s unwilling to reveal. It doesn’t take him long to realize that the vampires after her are only a part of the problem. This quiet little town is hiding a violent secret of its own; a secret that not only threatens the town, but Quinn in particular. ***The Fire and Ice series is a spin-off based on characters from The Kindred Series. You do not have to read The Kindred Series to enjoy this book or its successors. The maturity level of this series will grow with each book and is recommended for readers 17+*** The recommended reading order of the complete Fire and Ice Series. Frost Burn (Book 1) Arctic Fire (Book 2) Scorched Ice (Book 3)
On the Russian Arctic convoys in 1942, Leonard H. Thomas kept a secret notebook from which he later wrote his memoirs. These contained many well-observed details of life onboard his ship, HMS Ulster Queen. He detailed observations of the hardships that followed when they endured being at action stations and locked in the engine room, under fire from the skies above and the sea below, and only able to guess at what was happening from the cacophony of sounds they could hear. Thomas tells of how the crew suffered from an appalling lack of food, the intense cold, and the stark conditions endured for weeks on end berthed in Archangel in the cold of the approaching Russian winter. There are also insights about the morale of the men and lighter moments when their humor kept them going. These stories can now be told as his daughter has edited them into an account that illustrates the fortitude and bravery of the men who sailed through ice and fire to further the war effort so far from home.
Where the Shadows Lie
Author: Michael Ridpath
An ancient saga. A modern legend. A secret worth killing for. Amid Iceland's wild, volcanic landscape, rumors swirl of an ancient manuscript inscribed with a long-lost saga about a ring of terrible power. A rediscovered saga alone would be worth a fortune, but, if the rumors can be believed, there is something much more valuable about this one. Something worth killing for. Something that will cost Professor Agnar Haraldsson his life. Untangling murder from myth is Iceland-born, Boston-raised detective Magnus Jonson. On loan to the Icelandic Police Force for his own protection after a Massachusetts drug cartel puts a bounty on his head, Magnus is eager work the Haraldsson case, a rare lethal crime for the island nation. But his unorthodox investigative technique soon gets him into trouble with his more traditional superiors, intensifying his mixed feelings about returning to his native country—a place of tangled family loyalties haunted by his father's unsolved murder—after nearly two decades. And as Magnus is about to discover, the past casts a long shadow in Iceland. Binding Iceland's landscape and history, secrets and superstitions in a strikingly original plot in the tradition of Arnaldur Indridason and Henning Mankell, Where the Shadows Lie is a heart-pounding new series from an established master.
In the Kingdom of Ice
Author: Hampton Sides
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
In 1879 the USS Jeanette set sail from San Francisco to cheering crowds and a frenzy of publicity. The ship and its crew, captained by the heroic George De Long, were heading for glory and the last unmapped area of the globe: the North Pole. But it was not long before the Jeanette was trapped in crushing pack ice. Amid the rush of water and the shrieks of breaking wooden boards, the crew found themselves marooned a thousand miles north of Siberia with only the barest supplies, facing a seemingly impossible trek across the endless ice. Battling everything from snow blindness and polar bears to ferocious storms and frosty labyrinths, the expedition battled madness and starvation as they desperately strove for survival. With twists and turns worthy of a thriller, In the Kingdom of Ice is a spellbinding tale of heroism and determination in the most unforgiving territory on Earth.
Author: Michael Ridpath
Publisher: Minotaur Books
"International thriller writing at its best, fine characters, page turning suspense and a great, fresh location." --Peter James, #1 international bestselling author of Dead Man's Grip In Iceland, revenge is best served at arctic temperatures... Iceland 1934: Two boys playing in the lava fields that surround their isolated farmsteads see something they shouldn't have. The consequences will haunt them and their families for generations. Iceland 2009: the credit crunch bites. The currency has been devalued, banks nationalized, savings annihilated, lives ruined. Grassroots revolution is in the air, as is the feeling that someone ought to pay...ought to pay the blood price. And in a country with a population of just 300,000 souls, in a country where everyone knows everybody, it isn't hard to draw up a list of exactly who is responsible. And then, one-by-one, to cross them off. Iceland 2010: As bankers and politicians start to die, at home and abroad, it is up to Magnus Jonson to unravel the web of conspirators before they strike again. But while Magnus investigates the crimes of the present, the crimes of the past are catching up with him in Far North, the newest heart-stopping mystery from acclaimed author Michael Ridpath.
A Farewell to Ice
Author: P. Wadhams
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Ice, the magic crystal -- A brief history of ice on planet Earth -- The modern cycle of ice ages -- The greenhouse effect -- Sea ice meltback begins -- The future of Arctic sea ice the death spiral -- The accelerating effects of Arctic feedbacks -- Arctic methane, a catastrophe in the making -- Strange weather -- The secret life of chimneys -- What's happening to the Antarctic? -- The state of the planet -- A call to arms
Reeling from the aftermath of Cassie's death, they find themselves trying to survive in a tumultuous world filled with more enemies than friends. Struggling through the rage consuming him, Devon must come to terms with the fact that the woman he loved has died. He has little time to deal with his grief though as The Elders want them dead, the Halflings are still running free, and the missing children have become the focal point of concern. On a mission to rescue the children, they set out on a journey from New York to Canada; a journey that will forever alter the course of their lives. The final installment of The Kindred Series. Recommended Reading Order: Kindred (Book 1) Ashes (Book 2) Kindled (Book 3) Inferno (Book 4) Phoenix Rising (Book 5) If you enjoy the Kindred Series, you may also enjoy the spinoff Fire and Ice Series which is now complete. Recommended Reading Order: Frost Burn (Book 1) Arctic Fire (Book 2) Scorched Ice (Book 3) The Kindred Series is a young adult fictional story that includes some language, violence, and mild sexual situations. Recommended for ages fifteen and up. Cover art by Cover art by EbookLaunch
Author: Matthew Reilly
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
“A complete success…action fans and PBS types can share their enthusiasm” (Booklist, starred review) when a young Queen Elizabeth I is thrust into a gripping game of deception and lust at the height of the Ottoman Empire in this edge-of-your-seat historical thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Great Zoo of China and Temple. The year is 1546, and Suleiman the Magnificent, the feared Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, issues an invitation to every king in Europe: You are invited to send your finest player to compete in a chess tournament to determine the champion of the known world. Thousands converge on Constantinople, including the English court’s champion and his guide, the esteemed scholar Roger Ascham. Seeing a chance to enlighten the mind of a student, Ascham brings along Elizabeth Tudor, a brilliant young woman not yet consumed by royal duties in Henry VIII’s court. Yet on the opening night of the tournament, a powerful guest of the Sultan is murdered. Soon, barbaric deaths, diplomatic corruption, and unimaginable depravity—sexual and otherwise—unfold before Elizabeth’s and Ascham’s eyes. The pair soon realizes that the real chess game is being played within the court itself…and its most treacherous element is that a stranger in a strange land is only as safe as her host is gracious.
Author: Edward Struzik
Publisher: Island Press
The author examines "how politics and climate change are altering the polar world in a way that will have profound effects on economics, culture, and the environment as we know it. Struzik takes readers up mountains and cliffs, and along for the ride on snowmobiles and helicopters, sailboats and icebreakers. His travel companions, from wildlife scientists to military strategists to indigenous peoples, share diverse insights into the science, culture, and geopolitical tensions of this ... place"--Amazon.com.
Fire and Ice
Author: Darra Goldstein
"In this evocative, fully illustrated cookbook, Darra Goldstein explores the cultural history and culinary traditions of Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Lushly photographic and rich in cultural scope, Fire and Ice features 150 aspirational and achievable recipes that introduce home cooks to the glorious flavors of Nordic cooking."