The Cradle of Ice (Moonfall #2) (Hardcover)
The second book in the New York Times bestselling Moonfall series from thriller-master James Rollins, The Cradle of Ice is a page-turning tale of action, adventure, betrayal, ambition, and the struggle for survival in a harsh world that hangs by a thread.
To stop the coming apocalypse, a fellowship was formed.
A soldier, a thief, a lost prince, and a young girl bonded by fate and looming disaster.
Each step along this path has changed the party, forging deep alliances and greater enmities. All the while, hostile forces have hunted them, fearing what they might unleash. Armies wage war around them.
For each step has come with a cost—in blood, in loss, in heartbreak.
Now, they must split, traveling into a vast region of ice and to a sprawling capital of the world they’ve only known in stories. Time is running out and only the truth will save them all.
The Moonfall Series:
The Starless Crown
The Cradle of Ice
Praise for The Cradle of Ice
"The writing is gorgeous, textured and full of detail, a notable shift from the stripped-down prose of the Sigma Force novels, and the world and its inhabitants are beautifully crafted. For lovers of fantasy fiction, a must-read."—Booklist
"Readers will want to continue their journey with Nyx and her companions…as the middle story in a huge epic that blends the science fiction of a tidally locked planet with elements of fantasy and magic."—Library Journal
Praise for the Moonfall series:
“This talented storyteller moves smoothly from thriller to fantasy. A terrific bit of storytelling.” —Terry Brooks, New York Times bestselling author of the Shannara novels
"When I'm sitting around the campfire, hearing of heroic deeds and derring-do, I want James Rollins to be standing across from me spinning the yarn. He grabs you at the beginning and doesn't let go, weaving a believably unbelievable world of magic and danger that is both terrifying and beautiful, cruel and tender. A masterful storyteller across the genres, James is at his best in The Starless Crown."—R. A. Salvatore, New York Times bestselling author of The DemonWars Saga
“The Starless Crown is a bold and brilliant epic fantasy by a master storyteller! Wonderfully complex characters, shifting points-of-view, unparalleled world-building, and a great sense of fun make this a certified triumph!”—Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Relentless and Kagen the Damned
"An action-filled fantasy quest that is gripping and thought-provoking. The high stakes and smooth writing made it a page turner.... As in his thrillers, he includes science, historical secrets, and suspense."—Mystery & Suspense Magazine
“An interesting blend of science and magic, flying ships and prophetic gods, propel this fantasy into epic territories.”—Library Journal
“Fun…the fantastical creatures and landscapes are imaginative.... Readers looking for plot-driven fantasy will enjoy the action.”—Publishers Weekly
“Makes us feel like we’re kids again watching the original 'Jason and the Argonauts' or one of the better entries in the Sinbad series. This is storytelling at its absolute level best.”—BookTrib, on The Cradle of Ice