Snow-Walker

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    Snow-Walker eBook ´ Kindle Edition fear and sorcery But a small band of outlaws are prepared to risk their lives to defeat Gudrun and restore the land to its rightful leader This trilogy follows them in their quest, from the first terrifying journey to meet the mysterious snow walker s son, to the final battle in the lands beyond the rainbow bridgeThe Snow Walker s SonSince Gudrun came from the frozen mists beyond the edge of the world, the Jarl s people have obeyed her in hatred and terror But the enchantress has one weakness a son, Kari, banished to a forbidding fortress in the north, never seen by the Jarl s people In secret they wonder Are the rumours true Was he born a monster Now Jessa and her cousin Thorkil have been exiled to the north, and if they survive the journey, they will find the truth Is Kari a beast Or the means to stop the sorceress The Empty HandFrom frost and magic, the sorceress Gudrun conjures a rune beast and sends it from the land of the Snow Walkers, southwards towards the stronghold of the new Jarl, Wulfgar The approach of the beast spreads fear amongst the people Jessa, Skapti the poet, and a slave named Hakon Empty Hand must help the Jarl confront this horror while around them, mistrust and conspiracy grow In some hidden way, these dark events are linked with Gudrun s mysterious son, Kari, whose own talents as sorcerer are beginning to reach their terrifying potentialThe Soul ThievesIn the dramatic conclusion to the Snow Walker trilogy, the sorceress Gudrun places an enchantment of frost and dreams upon the people of the Jarlshold and steals the soul of the Jarl s young bride To reclaim the girl, Jessa and her friends must now begin a perilous quest to the land of Snow Walkers, a place not shown on any map They must journey beyond the edge of the world, beyond the rift into darkness, where the final battle between Gudrun and her son must take place."/>
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About the Author: Catherine Fisher

Snow-Walker eBook ´ Kindle Edition snow walker epub, Snow-WalkerSnow-Walker PDF/EPUBCatherine Fisher was born in Newport, Wales She graduated from the University of Wales with a degree in English and a fascination for myth and history She has worked in education and archaeology and as a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Glamorgan She is a Fellow of the Welsh AcademyCatherine is an acclaimed poet and novelist, regularly lecturing and giving readings to groups of all ages She leads sessions for teachers and librarians and is an experienced broadcaster and adjudicator She lives in Newport, GwentCatherine has won many awards and much critical acclaim for her work Her poetry has appeared in leading periodicals and anthologies and her volume Immrama won the WAC Young Writers Prize She won the Cardiff International Poetry Competition in Her first novel, The Conjuror s Game, was shortlisted for the Smarties Books prize and The Snow Walker s Son for the WHSmith Award Equally acclaimed is her quartet The Book of the Crow, a classic of fantasy fictionThe Oracle, the first volume in the Oracle trilogy, blends Egyptian and Greek elements of magic and adventure and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Children s Books prize The trilogy was an international bestseller and has appeared in over twenty languages The Candleman won the Welsh Books Council s Tir Na n Og Prize and Catherine was also shortlisted for the remarkable Corbenic, a modern re inventing of the Grail legendHer futuristic novel Incarceron was published to widespread praise in , winning the Mythopoeic Society of America s Children s Fiction Award and selected by The Times as its Children s Book of the Year The sequel, Sapphique, was published in September .


Snow-WalkerSnow-Walker eBook ´ Kindle Edition snow walker epub, Snow-WalkerSnow-Walker PDF/EPUBThis trilogy brings together in one volume the three spell binding titles in the Snow walker sequence The Snow walker s Son, The Empty Hand, and The Soul ThievesFrom the swirling mists and icy depths beyond the edge of the world came the snow walker Gudrun, to rule the Jarl s people with fear and sorcery But a small band of outlaws are prepared to risk their lives to defeat Gudrun and restore the land to its rightful leader This trilogy follows them in their quest, from the first terrifying journey to meet the mysterious snow walker s son, to the final battle in the lands beyond the rainbow bridgeThe Snow Walker s SonSince Gudrun came from the frozen mists beyond the edge of the world, the Jarl s people have obeyed her in hatred and terror But the enchantress has one weakness a son, Kari, banished to a forbidding fortress in the north, never seen by the Jarl s people In secret they wonder Are the rumours true Was he born a monster Now Jessa and her cousin Thorkil have been exiled to the north, and if they survive the journey, they will find the truth Is Kari a beast Or the means to stop the sorceress The Empty HandFrom frost and magic, the sorceress Gudrun conjures a rune beast and sends it from the land of the Snow Walkers, southwards towards the stronghold of the new Jarl, Wulfgar The approach of the beast spreads fear amongst the people Jessa, Skapti the poet, and a slave named Hakon Empty Hand must help the Jarl confront this horror while around them, mistrust and conspiracy grow In some hidden way, these dark events are linked with Gudrun s mysterious son, Kari, whose own talents as sorcerer are beginning to reach their terrifying potentialThe Soul ThievesIn the dramatic conclusion to the Snow Walker trilogy, the sorceress Gudrun places an enchantment of frost and dreams upon the people of the Jarlshold and steals the soul of the Jarl s young bride To reclaim the girl, Jessa and her friends must now begin a perilous quest to the land of Snow Walkers, a place not shown on any map They must journey beyond the edge of the world, beyond the rift into darkness, where the final battle between Gudrun and her son must take place.

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10 thoughts on “Snow-Walker

  1. Morgan F says:

    This book was very dry It never caught my attention, and I finished it just to finish it The characters were completely 2 dimensional, and actedlike pawns than actual people The writing wasn t very descriptive, and I often didn t know what was happening The writing itself lacked humor and actual creativity The story was okay, but it was rushed through I wouldn t recommend this unless you are really into fantasy.I don t remember a single thing about this collection except that there w This book was very dry It never caught my attention, and I finished it just to finish it The characters were completely 2 dimensional, and actedlike pawns than actual people The writing wasn t very descriptive, and I often didn t know what was happening The writing itself lacked humor and actual creativity The story was okay, but it was rushed through I wouldn t recommend this unless you are really into fantasy.I don t remember a single thing about this collection except that there was a lot of snow

  2. Bonnie says:

    This is a trilogy in one book It is completely unclear to me whether they were published separately and then collected together in one volume or if they always came like this It never really matters, but I m curious.Book 1 is The Snow Walker s Son where Jessa and her cousin Thorkil are exiled by the evil Snow Walker Queen think every Ice Queen in fantasy ever because their fathers were rebels They are sent to the castle in the far north where the Queen s rud to be monstrous son lives This is a trilogy in one book It is completely unclear to me whether they were published separately and then collected together in one volume or if they always came like this It never really matters, but I m curious.Book 1 is The Snow Walker s Son where Jessa and her cousin Thorkil are exiled by the evil Snow Walker Queen think every Ice Queen in fantasy ever because their fathers were rebels They are sent to the castle in the far north where the Queen s rud to be monstrous son lives Book 2 is The Empty Hand The evil Snow Walker Queen is gone and a good king reigns But a mysterious monster is carving a path of destruction towards the king s castle and it looks like the Snow Walker s son Kari is the only one who can stop it For a bonus, there s an evil chancellor Book 3 is The Soul Thieves The Snow Walker Queen steals the soul of the king s beautiful new wife and Jessa, Kari and the rest of the gang have to travel beyond the end of the world to defeat the Snow Walker Queen once and for all.Disclaimer I read young adult novels for the romance When a ya book doesn t have romance I am always not so secretly disappointed There is no romance in this book I always kind of hoped Jessa and the Snow Walker s son would fall in love, but no dice So this book lost brownie points from me for something that wasn t its fault It never purported to be a romance, it s just something I always expect.This is really an adventure book for the pre teen set It has all the proper fantasy elements evil Queen, good rebel turned King, mysterious monsters, magic, scheming chancellor, father figure mentor warrior, clever bard, spunky heroine, etc If you get too old it all becomes repetitive, but when you re young it s still new and, hey, those things became tropes for a reason They re effective.As I said, it s not a romance It s an adventure Plenty of quests and fell monsters and creepy woods and all that The best part of the book for sure was the atmospheric creepiness it had in parts Fisher is very good at creating a sense of creeping dread I think I would ve liked this book a lot when I was 10 or 11 and reading Lloyd Alexander and Sherwood Smith s Wren series and Cooper s The Dark is Rising It s that type of book And this is completely random but I wanted to throw it in what the heck happened to cousin Thorkil He was a main character in Book 1 and then is noticeably absent in the other books I admit I wasn t reading too closely so maybe it mentioned where he wandered off to, but I didn t catch it I had to go back and check that he hadn t died at the end of Book 1 and I d somehow missed it he didn t

  3. Michelle says:

    I have so much to say I don t even know where to start.I enjoy reading children s literature I can read down to the level as necessary But I find so many glaring errors and omissions in this series of books that I find myself frustrated about every five pages Why did I keep reading, you ask Because once a book is in my hands, for some reason I find it next to impossible to put down Butimportantly, my son recommended it and it s always good to see what your children are reading.Th I have so much to say I don t even know where to start.I enjoy reading children s literature I can read down to the level as necessary But I find so many glaring errors and omissions in this series of books that I find myself frustrated about every five pages Why did I keep reading, you ask Because once a book is in my hands, for some reason I find it next to impossible to put down Butimportantly, my son recommended it and it s always good to see what your children are reading.The sentence and paragraph construction is enjoyable The story idea has merit The development of characters, their interaction with each other, story development horrendous Errors abound, and at times the lack of continuity and contradictions within the storyline make me want to throw the book across the room The characters are completely lacking in depth There is absolutely no development of relationships between the characters however, they suddenly become endeared to one another and know all about each other The bard excuse me skald in the story never sings songs or tells stories or says anything particularly poetic however, 400 pages later, they all love him for these constant qualities The heroine does nothing intellectual, but is constantly praised for her cleverness It goes on and on I can accept it in the Magic Treehouse, when you only have 50 pages to include an entire story but not in a several hundred page book.I couldn t figure out what the target audience for these books is supposed to be The two characters at the beginning of the book are described as boy and girl , later as children So I guessed 6 12 years old But a short 150 pages or so later I believe it s two years later in time , one is running the extensive family farm holdings and I believe one was in charge of a small castle or something I m not going to spend the time to go back to be exactly accurate You can read it for yourself if you re that bored They are old enough to fight with swords and be married The story is extremely juvenile, but then the book is almost 500 pages long Truly an enigma.All in all, I must recommend against reading this book if you are over 10 years old, or if you are a child who pays any attention whatsoever to detail or storyline

  4. Melissa says:

    Fisher is a good story teller There is not a whole lot of action in her books, but there is a lot of description of the weather and area Her books have one major flaw that made the whole book difficult to read She doesn t describe many of her characters The main character Jessa who I really grew to admire is never described I know she had long hair in the last book and she wore dresses that dragged and got muddy But what the heck does this girl look like I have no idea maybe she was ugl Fisher is a good story teller There is not a whole lot of action in her books, but there is a lot of description of the weather and area Her books have one major flaw that made the whole book difficult to read She doesn t describe many of her characters The main character Jessa who I really grew to admire is never described I know she had long hair in the last book and she wore dresses that dragged and got muddy But what the heck does this girl look like I have no idea maybe she was ugly cause the boys that surrounded her didn t seem attracted to her And who knows if she was attracted to them cause they were never described either It would have made the story so muchinteresting if she had written about an attraction between the younger characters Who we have no idea of there age either But they must have been old enough to go on a quest and be trusted by there elders We know that the Sorcerer and her son had pale hair and white eyes and he was thin But that was a major part of the story I liked her other books about the oracle better but they even had things that bothered me Like a serious lack of romance This book is good for younger readers but there are some scary images

  5. Bellamy says:

    A really fun read It s a Nordic inspired fantasy series with main characters Jessa and Kari Jessa is a really delightfully headstrong teenage girl with a personality that I personally enjoyed, and Kari is a kid with identical features and powers to his snow witch mother who is taking over the land s Jarlshold that also got locked in a dungeon cell for the first six years of his life by his mom.The first book is a little bit too plot motivated and less character motivated for my tastes, but I A really fun read It s a Nordic inspired fantasy series with main characters Jessa and Kari Jessa is a really delightfully headstrong teenage girl with a personality that I personally enjoyed, and Kari is a kid with identical features and powers to his snow witch mother who is taking over the land s Jarlshold that also got locked in a dungeon cell for the first six years of his life by his mom.The first book is a little bit too plot motivated and less character motivated for my tastes, but I m the sort of person that likes reading lengthy emotional whump fic The second books took a really fantasy mystery horror turn and was hands down my favorite good pacing, awesome plot Overall, the reading level is highschool ish and the length of the books matched all three total about 540 pages on my Kindle

  6. Dee says:

    This was an excellent series I can t wait to readof her books This one had an air of Nordic mythology about it And that s all I m going to say except READ IT

  7. Pop Bop says:

    But the mother and child reunion , Beowulf StyleBetween the recent surge of interest in Norse myths and legends and the popularity of movies like Disney s Frozen this is a fine time to turn our attention back to Fisher s underappreciated Snow Walker It has everything you could want a plucky and engaging young outlaw heroine cheated out of her birthright, and enough snow and ice to frost bite your fingertips while you hold the book Add an evil, magic wielding, usurper, Ice Queen Snow wal But the mother and child reunion , Beowulf StyleBetween the recent surge of interest in Norse myths and legends and the popularity of movies like Disney s Frozen this is a fine time to turn our attention back to Fisher s underappreciated Snow Walker It has everything you could want a plucky and engaging young outlaw heroine cheated out of her birthright, and enough snow and ice to frost bite your fingertips while you hold the book Add an evil, magic wielding, usurper, Ice Queen Snow walker and her mysterious, possibly monstrous, child creature, who has been exiled to an abandoned frozen castle , and you re all set.There are several housekeeping items the reader should be aware of This was originally published as three separate books, The Snow walker s Son , The Empty Hand , and The Soul Thieves , and billed as a trilogy, or The Snow walker Sequence It was reissued in the United States as one volume in three Parts So, first off, look carefully at what you re buying in order to ensure that you re getting the volume s you want The full tale runs to over 600 pages Individual volumes are in the 180 to 220 page range Also be aware that there is a fair amount of overlapping and repetition from Part to Part, reflecting the book s origins as three separate books in a trilogy, but there s no real harm in that Because this is a three part epic fantasy quest adventure some characters disappear from Part to Part and new characters enter late in the game Players you think will be important may just disappear The three characters to watch are the rebellious heroine Jessa, the monster child Kari, and the evil Snow walker Queen Gudrun There are fairly distinct plots and quests from Part to Part and then one overarching arc involving resistance against the evil ice Queen MILD PLOT SPOILERS Part 1 mostly involves discovering the identity and powers of the mystery child Part 2 is the story of how the good guys battle the Queen s terrifying rune beast, and is the most intentionally Beowulf ish Part 3 finds evil enchantments and soul thefts caused by the Ice Queen, and wraps up in a final world breaking Mother Son confrontation This was written for younger readers and the character development is a bit light as a consequence The writing is crisp and direct, and atmosphere and action and the frozen waste settings are what is emphasized There s no romance, no deep hero thoughts, and no complex intrigue There isn t much in the way of violence this isalong the lines of a battle of wills between Mother and Son That said, this is still a fantasy actioner, with a magical mythical chaser The tales are accordingly clearly laid out and fast paced Fisher is a story teller, and she tells a ripping tale.Some of this sounds vaguely negative, but it really shouldn t The overall impression I formed was that this felt like a Celtic Norse middle grade light version of a Beowulf and Grendel tale, and that s just an excellent sort of book to have available for a younger reader It s not wand magic it s not a school daze story it s not Arthurian But it is let s all gather in the Mead Hall and have a tale , and it s just the thing to warm up a winter s chill

  8. Theodosia of the Fathomless Hall says:

    In the midst of a deluge of knock off YAs, a good fantasy novel is hard to find Derived from Norse legend, it still reminded meof Skyrim and BBC s Merlin than anything Jarlsholm was a good setting, its environs sparsely though strikingly developed As for the rest of the world, its world building was little but not without charm, imagination, and interest Ironwood was pure fantasy There were several unexplained, and admittedly underdeveloped plots in the story why do Jessa and Thorki In the midst of a deluge of knock off YAs, a good fantasy novel is hard to find Derived from Norse legend, it still reminded meof Skyrim and BBC s Merlin than anything Jarlsholm was a good setting, its environs sparsely though strikingly developed As for the rest of the world, its world building was little but not without charm, imagination, and interest Ironwood was pure fantasy There were several unexplained, and admittedly underdeveloped plots in the story why do Jessa and Thorkil join with Kari and Brocheal, why is the magic present but nonetheless one really settles down and enjoys the ride Catherine Fisher s writing does take some getting used to, but one the dullness is surpassed by the adventure it certainly is captivating Catherine Fisher is the author of the Incarceron Trilogy blinks Which I only just learned from Wikipedia , which explains my recognition of the name Trust me, this is far superior.Concerning Snow WalkersThe Soul Thieves the last volume is a titch sketchy on the Snow Walkers and their world, according with the bit rushed tone of that one Kari left the reader guessing to his fate to the very end, plus Gudrun was a good villain threatening, cold, mysterious, and ruthless Particularly, the phrase on page 225 struck a chord, when Gudrun says distrust Is the sorrow of power, and its delight Somehow, not meaning to sound like a vying philosophy major, it s unerringly inhuman that Gudrun feasts on distrust Eek.Onto the resemblance to Merlin Kari reminded me of Mordred s plotline view spoiler and I initially and to the end believed it would end up the same way hide spoiler And here, it was uncanny They will never love you, she said, never trust you Power like ours is a terror to them Exactly the same argument every Merlin villain worth their salt, especially Morgana, uses That of every other villain with supernatural powers, too, but in any case I was flabbergasted.A couple discrepancies, though none particularly damaging presented themselves In Ironwood outlaws, kinless men attack them in the midst of the most inhospitable, anathematized place in their known worldAhem If you ve managed to storm through my review of nitpicks, commendations and wishes that you benefited from it 4 5 stars

  9. Jessica says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here So, I really love the idea of this story Its unique I love the setting, I love the mythology I love the landscape and I love the characters Well, who I imagine the characters are The problem is this book was like a skeleton Its a good thing I have a good imagination, because I did a lot of assuming as I read The book was simplified and choppy It could have been epic But it fell so short There were images I loved characters I cared about I loved the strong female character in a story So, I really love the idea of this story Its unique I love the setting, I love the mythology I love the landscape and I love the characters Well, who I imagine the characters are The problem is this book was like a skeleton Its a good thing I have a good imagination, because I did a lot of assuming as I read The book was simplified and choppy It could have been epic But it fell so short There were images I loved characters I cared about I loved the strong female character in a story without a moment of romance It was refreshing But the roots of this story were too weak and I found myself constantly thinking ok I guess thats just the way it is in this world I guess this character just IS rebellious just because she is It may be because of Patrick Rothfuss that I feel this way his books immerse you in the world he creates on every level possible Taste, smell, sounds, all are accounted for You learn about WHY a character is the way he or she is In great detail You learn about the history of the world If you re going to world build, do it, and do it all the way Snow walker made me feel like I was standing on the outside of this rich, fertile world squinting in, kind of making out cool imagery and characters but not really being given the whole story In a lot of ways it felt rushed Like the author wanted to be done with it And its so sad too because she was dealing with such rich subject matter Lots of potential not realized.To sum up, this quote is the root of the issue Let me give you a little background first though Here they are at the end, in a dreamland Somewhere no one has ever been Its literally supposed to be the end of the planet The main characters are brought food I have just been dragged through for almost 600 pages to get here And I get this Grettir brought the food strange stuff, most of it, but they ate it Thats IT.That s just lazy Come ON Really If you re not even going to bother describing the food in a place like that, I feel pretty let down.I m not sorry I read it, it made me want to readNordic myths, but I m not pleased Not one bit

  10. Crymsyn Hart says:

    It was okay Fast read Interesting plot ideas, just kinda bland.