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Reatures besieging it Rudy struggled tirelessly with wavering magic to ward off the virulent attacks of the ice mage's minions But when someone attacked the widowed ueen the woman he loved Rudy was forced to plumb the ultimate secret locked in the black crystal heart of the Keep of Dare and so decide the fate of the world From the Paperback editi. The fourth book in the Darwath series Mother of Winter was a fantastic read This story compiled lore about the keep itself and the wizards of the days past I enjoyed reading about the transformation that every person underwent and grew from especially Rudy in the days leading up to the end of the storyHonestly the end came as a surprise to me I never thought the battle would be as it was but to save this review from spoilers I will say it showed that perseverance definitely won out on that oneThey writing is always fluid with Barbara Hambly She is is a marvelous writer and story teller She has written scores of fantasy and science fiction books and stories over the decades and has proven herself a formidable force

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Mother of WinterFive years after defeating the Dark Ones the embattled inhabitants of the once great Keep of Dare face a yet deadly foe An icy cold force was spreading across the northlands spawning strange creatures that killed everything in their grisly path Archmage Ingold Inglorion believed the source of this monstrous evil lay in the decadent lands to the s. This is a much removed 4th installment of the world of Darwath followed soon after by its 5th brother Icefalcon's uest At this time in my life I wasn't able to browse in bookstores any When I saw these sitting on a shelf I gasped and exclaimed in joy audibly which was pretty embarrassing The world and people Barbara Hambly created in her original Darwath trilogy were so realistic and lovely that there were no words to express my delight to see a bonus set of two novels This book was great It had a great main storyline great 'villains who aren't really villains' and the characters of the original trilogy were perfectly true to form in exact calibration I did feel however that some characterization was missing Original side characters such as Minalde Tir and even Maia of Penumbra were short shrifted in this novel I think that there could have been expansion on those older friends and perhaps on some newer ones that hadn't been touched too seriously on perhaps a friend for Rudy in the keep besides Ingold and Gil Perhaps a friend for Gil It would have been nice for instance to get close to one of the lady guards to expand our Darwath family In addition we met new people that simply weren't explored too much beyond what was barely necessary in order to establish their motives This is truly the only book I've ever read by Barbara Hambly where I felt her character cast was not getting the full attention I know she can give it Regardless of that impression the book is not boring And it does not in any way lose the typical Barbara Hambly sharpness of thought and philosophy We are asked a second time around are the villains really evil creatures or something to be pitied and empathized with We are asked even how do we know we are human and sane And again how can religion be a good thing when it hurts people so muchThere's a lot of deeper aspects of Gil's transformation in this book which I feel weren't gone into for fear it would make the final plot twist too transparent However I have to stand and applaud what an amazing plot twist it is It's one of those doozies that makes you read the book a second and third time just to re read the nuances of Gil's changes with the knowledge of why they happen The Mother of Winter is very much up to standards of all the other Darwath novels for storytelling and techniue It has the same sword edge balance between action and calm exposition the same depth of thought and introspection Even better she ramps up her imagination neurons with this one even than her descriptions of the dark The variety and sharp depictions of the invading otherworldly creatures in this book are a delight As is the concept of using a silly child's term for a horrifying monstrosity

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Mother of Winter Free download È 102 ë [Ebook] ➡ Mother of Winter By Barbara Hambly – Five years after defeating the Dark Ones the embattled inhabitants of the once great Keep of Dare face a yet deadly foe An icy cold force was spreading across the northlands spawning strange creatures Five years after defOuth With him traveled Gil Patterson the scholar Mother of ePUB #231 warrior from Earth who had forsaken her own universe for love of the mage  Determined to aid him in his uest she was cursed to become the instrument of his deathIngold's apprentice Rudy Solis was left behind the sole wizard standing between the Keep of Dare and the nightmare c. 35 stars probablyIn many ways this is a typical Hambly novel everybody is cold all the time wizards are always beset by hostile religious forces there are impressive and disgusting enemies — the Dark is replaced by the vaguely fungal slunch the gaboogoos it grows and the terrible mutants that those who eat it turn into — and the world is only saved improbably at the very last minute All the same main characters from the first Darwath trilogy are back with similar dynamics plus the usual intra Keep politicking However there’s enough new stuff to keep you interested we learn uite a bit about the origins of the Keep and get to spend some time in Alketch which is nice as it gives the place a bit character than it had in previous books in which it was simply the home of menacingly fanatical dusky hordes The idea of the bad guys terraforming the world of Darwath in their image is also uite interesting Mainly though the book shows the improvement that Hambly has made as a writer since the original trilogy especially in the character of Tir the 6 year old with the memories of generations of kings Unfortunately though Rudy Gil and Ingold are old friends they are definitely characters from early works and the limited amount of freedom Hambly has to change them prevents this book from being uite as good as Hambly’s best