The Good, the Bad, and the Hungry Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | July 24, 2014

Jessica Valenti: IMG Full Frontal Feminism Revisited



It is arguably the worst and best time to be a feminist. In the years since I first wrote Full Frontal Feminism, we've seen a huge cultural shift in... Continue »
  1. $11.90 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$17.50
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside SF- E

This title in other editions

Iron Elves #03: Ashes of a Black Frost

by

Iron Elves #03: Ashes of a Black Frost Cover

ISBN13: 9781439180662
ISBN10: 1439180660
Condition: Standard
Dustjacket: Standard
All Product Details

Only 1 left in stock at $17.50!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

andlt;Iandgt;Bones jutted from the sand at anglesand#8212;not odd angles, though, for that would suggest that there were ways bones could protrude that made senseand#8212;and the eyes of those still living stared and saw nothing.andlt;/Iandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Amidst a scene of carnage on a desert battlefield blanketed in metallic snow, Major Konowa Swift Dragon sees his future, and it is one drenched in shadow and blood. Never mind that he has won a grand victory for the Calahrian Empire. He came here in search of his lost regiment of elves, while the Imperial Prince came looking for the treasures of a mystical library, and both ventures have failed. But Konowa knows, as do the Iron Elvesand#8212;both living and deadand#8212;that another, far more important battle now looms before them. The campaign in the desert was only the latest obstacle on the twisted, darkening path leading inexorably to the Hyntaland, and the final confrontation with the dreaded Shadow Monarch. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In this third novel of musket and magic in Chris Evansand#8217;s Iron Elves saga, Konowaand#8217;s ultimate journey is fraught with escalating danger. A vast, black forest finds a new source of dark power, spawning creatures even more monstrous than the blood trees from which they evolve. The maniacally unstable former emissary of the Shadow Monarch hungers for revenge, leading an army of ravenous beasts bent on utterly destroying the Iron Elves. A reluctant hero, Private Alwyn Renwar, struggles to maintain his connection to this world and that of the loyalty of the shades of the dead. And in a maze of underground tunnels, Visyna Tekoy, whom Konowa counts among those he has loved and lost, fights for her life against the very elves he so desperately wants to find. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;And so Konowa sets off from this Canyon of Bones, pursuing his freedom from a curse that has cast his life in darkness. For though his long, violent trek may indeed lead him to his destiny, he is ill prepared for the discovery he will make . . . with the fate of the Iron Elves, and the world, hinging on the courage of one wrathful elf.

Review:

"Evans ably continues the saga of the determined and driven Iron Elves and their valiant leader, Maj. Konowa Swift Dragon, in this gritty follow-up to 2009's The Light of Burning Shadows. Konowa has just witnessed the battle to end all battles. He's in charge of a shredded company held together with camel spit and tattered pride. Private Alywn Renwar has taken on the burden of being the living mouthpiece to the fallen Iron Elves, and it's tearing away at his sanity. Konowa just wants to find a way to end the war and finish off the Shadow Monarch once and for all — but soon he will learn that the Monarch is not the true face of evil. An overly sappy romance distracts only slightly from the heroic action that keeps Evans's fans coming back." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

In the bestselling traditions of Terry Brooks, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Bernard Cornwell comes the third novel in the acclaimed epic fantasy series following The Light of Burning Shadows.

Musket and cannon, bow and arrow, and magic and diplomacy vie for supremacy once again in this all-new epic adventure from acclaimed author Chris Evans. As the human-dominated Calahrian Empire struggles to maintain its hold on power in the face of armed rebellion from within, the Iron Elves perilous quest to defeat the power-hungry elf witch, the Shadow Monarch, now takes on greater urgency....

Packed with wit, high adventure, and political intrigue, Ashes of Black Frost will hook readers on this bold and exciting series.

About the Author

Chris Evans was born in Canada and now lives in New York City. As a military historian he has conducted battlefield tours of Europe, and was the historical consultant on a television documentary on the First World War.  He's earned degrees in English, Political Science, and a Masters in History.  This is his second novel.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

dschrister, September 18, 2011 (view all comments by dschrister)
The Iron Elves have seen two Stars arrive, and still they are oath-bound. Ashes Of A Black Frost picks up where the second book, The Light of Burning Shadows, left off. The regiment has won the battle, but not without cost. They have lost much. There are missing soldiers, missing friends, and missing family. And Konowa Swift Dragon has become determined that this war must go directly to the enemy, the Shadow Monarch. But getting to the coast let alone Her mountain is a fight in itself.

Ashes of A Black Frost is the third and final installment of the Iron Elves Trilogy and it grabs and doesn't let go. Chris is a terrific storyteller and this story doesn't disappoint. It's exciting and action-packed, with many surprises along the way. As well as heart-ache. It held me spellbound and is a first rate conclusion to a trilogy full of characters I've come to love, a world I find myself immerse within, and stories I've thoroughly enjoyed. I look forward to many more worlds and stories from this author in which to explore along with his characters.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No

Product Details

ISBN:
9781439180662
Author:
Evans, Chris
Publisher:
Gal lery Books
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
War & Military
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Iron Elves
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
map
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
228.6 x 152.4 x 43.18 mm 611.896 gr

Other books you might like

  1. Forgotten Realms Novel: Legend of... Used Mass Market $3.50
  2. King of Foxes: Conclave of Shadows,... Used Mass Market $3.95

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Science Fiction and Fantasy » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Science Fiction and Fantasy » Fantasy » Epic
Humanities » Philosophy » General
Metaphysics » General

Iron Elves #03: Ashes of a Black Frost Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$17.50 In Stock
Product details 448 pages Gallery Books - English 9781439180662 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Evans ably continues the saga of the determined and driven Iron Elves and their valiant leader, Maj. Konowa Swift Dragon, in this gritty follow-up to 2009's The Light of Burning Shadows. Konowa has just witnessed the battle to end all battles. He's in charge of a shredded company held together with camel spit and tattered pride. Private Alywn Renwar has taken on the burden of being the living mouthpiece to the fallen Iron Elves, and it's tearing away at his sanity. Konowa just wants to find a way to end the war and finish off the Shadow Monarch once and for all — but soon he will learn that the Monarch is not the true face of evil. An overly sappy romance distracts only slightly from the heroic action that keeps Evans's fans coming back." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , In the bestselling traditions of Terry Brooks, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Bernard Cornwell comes the third novel in the acclaimed epic fantasy series following The Light of Burning Shadows.

Musket and cannon, bow and arrow, and magic and diplomacy vie for supremacy once again in this all-new epic adventure from acclaimed author Chris Evans. As the human-dominated Calahrian Empire struggles to maintain its hold on power in the face of armed rebellion from within, the Iron Elves perilous quest to defeat the power-hungry elf witch, the Shadow Monarch, now takes on greater urgency....

Packed with wit, high adventure, and political intrigue, Ashes of Black Frost will hook readers on this bold and exciting series.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.