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reader Ò Mother of Winter ´ Kindle Edition read ☆ 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 that killed everything 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 that killed everything in their grisly path Archmage Ingold Inglorion believed the source of this monstrous evil lay in the decadent lands to Mother of Winter picks up 5 years after the original Darwath trilogy The survivors of the Dark Ones have established a new kingdom centered around the ancient Keep of Dare They still struggle with the changing climate but eke by However recently crops fail and a strange white fungus appears all over the land The wizard Ingold travels south to investigate lost lore along with his lover Gil who has grown into a formidable guard and warrior far from the shy research assistant back on Earth There they run afoul of mutated creatures and witness firsthand how wide and deep reaching the changes overcoming the land are Back at the Keep his apprentice Rudy awaits his first child with the ueen despite the people's unease with a wizard having a family He continues to research the ancient and lost magics that built the keep knowing that if they can restore of them it would help with their food shortages Even with the threat of the Dark Ones gone politics continues to plague him and distract from his work As the creeping intensifying cold encroached further into their lands both groups encounter an alien power which drives the changes with a sinister intelligence and odd creatures appear to threaten all they hold dear With an enemy far powerful from them and no ancient knowledge of how to fight them to fall back on this threat is even worse than the Dark and their entire world is on the brink of a deeper ice age than is natural While it was great to return to Darwath in some ways the book was too slow moving There was a lot of time spend on the characters mental states dealing with mental control as well as the politicing taking a long time to develop It might be realistic with a weak monarchy but sometimes I felt that when characters took actions which were clearly detrimental to the kingdom it was beyond reason that the ueen and her loyalists didn't impose of a martial law

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The south With him traveled Gil Patterson the scholar 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 creatures 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

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Mother of WinterBesieging 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 edition I was worried that this would just be a way to cash in on the success of the original trilogy but I need not have been This tale deepens even further the characters and relationships of Ingold Gil and Rudy pitting them against a new foe that I personally found to be the stuff of nightmare Suddenly nowhere is safe Add to that the slowly revealed secrets of the creation of the ancient Keep of Dare and you have a book that I found difficult to put down