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The Wintering: Ice [Paperback]

Stephen Bowkett
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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17 May 2001 The Wintering (Book 1)
When the Ice Age gripped the world a lucky few thousand men and women retreated into the Enclaves, massive settlements built into mountains and subterranean caverns. As the blizzards raged and the ice caps advanced the rest of mankind perished. Thousands of years passed with the flame of civilisation kept alive by Little Sister, a massive Artificial Intelligence designed to nurture the survivors and pass on the cultural heritage of man. But now the great thaw is on the way and it is time to repopulate the world. For the descendants of the original lucky ones it is time to inherit the earth, and their freedom. Or so they think, for Little Sister has other plans. Plans that Kell and Shamra will discover, plans they must overturn.

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Childrens; paperback / softback edition (17 May 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1858818737
  • ISBN-13: 978-1858818733
  • Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 12.8 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,145,876 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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SALES POINTS * A science-fiction novel with a superb story line and a sense of wonder - an epic to rival Philip Pullman * Stephen Bowkett is a regular on the schools talks and reading circuit

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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, I can't wait for Storm 21 Mar 2002
This was a truly enchanting book and I just couldn't put it down. Anyone in need for a well written fantasy should buy ICE. I loved it and so will you. You'll never be able to put it down.
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5.0 out of 5 stars amazing, a briliant capture of a fanatsy world! 14 Aug 2001
By A Customer
I was given this book as a birthday pressent and i left it till last, well i finished it in a day. I think that stephen Bowkett has an amazing abillity to capture the feelings that kell, shamra and everyone else, in the book, and give you a real and fantastic idea of what it would be like to live in those times. Hurry up Mr. Bowkett, i want to read the next one!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Completely wonderful 17 July 2001
By A Customer
The author has crammed action and excitement into this book. From beginning to end, the story was interesting and the plot was unpredictable. Bowkett has made the characters understandable. Just in the first chapter you know what living inside the Enclave was like for Kell, that every movement was watched by the All Mother and that you barely had any freedom. Kell, the main character, is determined to escape from the Enclave along with his friend, Shamra. Together, they meet up with other rebels like themselves, who are just as determined as they are to escape. And these people actually have a plan- and they have one chance at it or they are trapped in the Enclave because the All Mother would find them. You follow Kell and Shamra in their exciting journey through the Ice- a place where certain death could just be around the corner. Throughout this book, new characters are introduced, and they each have their own story to tell. If you like fantasies, you should love "Ice" and I highly rcommend it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars To Be Read Carefully 24 Mar 2013
Perhaps a previous reviewer is confusing spelling errors with the fact that the author invented words for the narrative and adapted other words from Anglo-Saxon sources (for example, the AS for wolf is 'wulf'). The purpose of this was to help to enrich Kell's world of the future. Ice like the other two books in the trilogy are intended for intelligent readers of 11 and upwards.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book 14 Jan 2010
By J. Hill
An excellent book with far more depth than you expect when you first begin reading. The narrative and characterisation are fantastic, and the world Stephen Bowkett described is utterly immersive. Well worth a second, third or even fourth read, as each time you revisit the story new layers of complexity and detail are revealed.

Thoroughly recommended.
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