Icefall

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Scholastic Inc., 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 325 pages
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Matthew J. Kirby, author of THE CLOCKWORK THREE, deftly weaves a brand-new tale with chilling cleverness and subtle suspense that will leave readers racing breathlessly to the end.

Trapped in a hidden fortress tucked between towering mountains and a frozen sea, Solveig, along with her brother the crown prince, their older sister, and an army of restless warriors, anxiously awaits news of her father's victory at battle. But as winter stretches on, and the unending ice refuses to break, terrible acts of treachery soon make it clear that a traitor lurks in their midst. A malevolent air begins to seep through the fortress walls, as a smothering claustrophobia slowly turns these prisoners of winter against one another.

Those charged with protecting the king's children are all suspect, and the siblings must choose their allies wisely. But who can be trusted so far from their father's watchful eye? Can Solveig survive the long winter months and expose the traitor before he manages to destroy a kingdom?

"A well-crafted story rich with emotion and intrigue. A thoroughly engaging read!" -- Brandon Mull, bestselling author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series

 

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Solveig, her siblings, and a group of people assigned to care for and protect these children of the king, are sent to a hidden fortress during a war. The fjords freeze in for the winter and the group ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter1 Ice
1
The Skald
14
hIlda
30
The cave
45
STone
60
Raven
72
The Wolf
85
hungeR
100
feaR
187
MeSSengeRS
200
baTTle
213
TRaIToRS and lIeS
229
bIRd of odIn
243
PeR
255
feTTeRS
270
fIRe
285

SToRy
114
doubTS
126
fallen
142
deaTh
157
ThaW
171
The bReakIng of The WoRld
295
a neW WoRld
309
acknoWledgMenTS
323
abouT The auThoR
325
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Matthew J. Kirby is the critically acclaimed author of the middle-grade novels ICEFALL, which won an Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery, and THE CLOCKWORK THREE. He was born in Utah and grew up in Maryland, California, and Hawaii. Matthew is a school psychologist. He and his wife live in northern Idaho, where he is working on his next novel. Visit his website at www.matthewjkirby.com.

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