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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: 789,821 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Completely wonderful 17 July 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
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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5.0 out of 5 stars amazing, a briliant capture of a fanatsy world! 14 Aug 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
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 Amazing, I can't wait for Storm 21 Mar 2002
Format:Paperback
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 FANTASIC!!! 5 Feb 2005
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Format:Paperback
Ice was one of the best books I have ever read, and I've read a lot of good books by many different authors. I then went on to read the next in the series, Storm and Thaw, which were just as good, if not better. All in all the Wintering series was the best series I have ever read by far. I even suggested Ice to my Mum and she loved it, and then she went on to Storm straight away. I am going to recommend it to my teacher and friends, who will hopefully enjoy it just as much as me, and I definitely recommend it to you too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mind Blower, Cliff Hanger, Thought Inspirer! 13 Jan 2002
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Format:Paperback
This book was incredibly gripping, and conveyed a real sense of what it would feel like to be in the position of the charaters. Although fantasy it is realistic, and I felt as though I was looking into a possible future - as another ice age is as inevitable as the sun burning out. It will happen, it is just a question of when.
I was sometimes confused, and left with unanswered questions - but perhaps these will be explained in the latter books.
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