It’s been three months since the Winterians were freed and Spring’s king, Angra, disappeared—thanks largely to the help of Cordell.
Meira just wants her people to be safe. When Cordellan debt forces the Winterians to dig their mines for payment, they unearth something powerful and possibly dangerous: Primoria’s lost chasm of magic. Theron sees this find as an opportunity—with this much magic, the world can finally stand against threats like Angra. But Meira fears the danger the chasm poses—the last time the world had access to so much magic, it spawned the Decay. So when the king of Cordell orders the two on a mission across the kingdoms of Primoria to discover the chasm’s secrets, Meira plans to use the trip to garner support to keep the chasm shut and Winter safe—even if it means clashing with Theron. But can she do so without endangering the people she loves?
Mather just wants to be free. The horrors inflicted on the Winterians hang fresh and raw in Januari—leaving Winter vulnerable to Cordell’s growing oppression. When Meira leaves to search for allies, he decides to take Winter’s security into his own hands. Can he rebuild his broken kingdom and protect them from new threats?As the web of power and deception weaves tighter, Theron fights for magic, Mather fights for freedom—and Meira starts to wonder if she should be fighting not just for Winter, but for the world.
Just like Snow Like Ashes, I feel that Ice Like Fire was weak in the beginning.
As I started reading the first book I didn’t love Meira, I didn’t like her choices and I kept reading only because I was enjoying the world building.
Fortunately, Meira grew a lot throughout the book and I learned to love her… but Ice Like Fire started just the same. This time it was a changed Meira, a more mature version of her… but I wasn’t able to love her again… and again, that changed as the book continued.
Ice Like Fire took on a journey I wasn’t expecting. Many of the questions I had when I finished reading the first book were answered. Sarah Raasch gave us the opportunity to travel along with Meira to the other kingdoms and it was such a fantastic experience. Those other settings and new characters were fresh and well created, some even unexpected.
The author also gave us the opportunity to see through Mather’s eyes with some amazing chapters.
For me, it would’ve been a perfect read if it wasn’t for the love triangle (if I can call the way), because while I adored Theron in Snow Like Ashes, this time… things changed, and it was quite predictable.
Anyway, Ice Like Fire was a wonderful sequel, it will leave you begging for the last installment of this great series.