Cold Magic

Cold Magic

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The Wild Hunt is stirring - and the dragons are finally waking from their long sleep... Cat Barahal was the only survivor of the flood that took her parents. Raised by her extended family, she and her cousin, Bee, are unaware of the dangers that threaten them both. Though they are in beginning of the Industrial Age, magic - and the power of the Cold Mages - still hold sway. Now, betrayed by her family and forced to marry a powerful Cold Mage, Cat will be drawn into a labyrinth of politics. There she will learn the full ruthlessness of the rule of the Cold Mages. What do the Cold Mages want from her? And who will help Cat in her struggle against them?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 611 pages
  • 106.68 x 170.18 x 38.1mm | 294.83g
  • Little, Brown & Company
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • Maps
  • 031608087X
  • 9780316080873
  • 110,051

About Kate Elliott

Kate Elliott is the author of more than a dozen novels, including the Novels of the Jaran and, most recently, the Crossroads fantasy series. King's Dragon, the first novel in the Crown of Stars series, was a Nebula Award finalist; The Golden Key (with Melanie Rawn and Jennifer Roberson) was a World Fantasy Award finalist. Born in Oregon, she lives in Hawaii. Find out more about the author at or on twitter more

Rating details

7,435 ratings
3.72 out of 5 stars
5 23% (1,739)
4 40% (2,940)
3 26% (1,969)
2 8% (577)
1 3% (210)

Our customer reviews

While there were few surprises in actual development of the plot, the novel overall was very enjoyable. The well paced action kept me glued to each word of the book and when I wasn't reading, I brainstormed over how each piece of history linked with the characters. Although the novel is written from Cat's perspective it is finely crafted and feels very natural to read. The characters are highly likeable, as Elliott takes the time to develop their personalities and let the reader become acquainted with them. The wonderful storytelling allowed me to overlook the occasional cliche and predictability of the more
by Jessica Chow
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