- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Orbit; New Ed edition (19 Feb. 1987)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1857230949
- ISBN-13: 978-1857230949
- Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 2.2 x 17.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 604,271 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Anvil Of Ice: The Winter of the World, Volume 1 Paperback – 19 Feb 1987
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An exciting adventure...Rohan creates a haunting sense of mythology rather than fantasy. This remarkable novel reveals a gifted writer of stories and pages turn as if by magic (JEAN M AUEL)
A wonderful story (RAYMOND E FEIST)
An outstanding piece of fantasy fiction (ANDRE NORTON)
A very good and very powerful writer... (ANNE McCAFFREY)
Book one of Michael Scott Rohan's classic fantasy epic set in a world shaped by the power of ice.See all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
Mike Scott Rohan
Whereas Tolkien's work is primarily mythological high fantasy involving flying dragons, walking tree-men and wizards who can cast lightning (tongue in cheek, but bear with me), Michael Scott's Rohan's fantasy series is somehow simultaneously more gritty, more human, and more British, but struck through with equal poetry. Where the high fantasy elements of Lord of the Rings give something of the comic-book baddie to Tolkein's villains (giant floating eyes, giant cave-trolls and ethereal sword-wielding horsemen), the characters and races in the Winter trilogy are more gritty and human. Tolkein's dwarves are met by Scott Rohan's stocky duergar of Northumbrian myth, his orcs by the Viking-esque Ekwesh, and his staff-wielding wizards by soot-caked smiths.Read more ›
All in all - a book to read again and again and again.
Quite simply, it's a must read.
Ben Kane, author of the Spartacus and Hannibal novels.
Shame the original covers aren't preserved--the books are beautiful.
This is the only MSR book I have read having given up on a few of his others but this is just perfect. I read all 3 over other year or so and it is always a page turner.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved this since I first read it in the 80's it seems, going to 're read book of helm nextPublished 2 months ago by M.T.Quinn
At last! A fantasy author who understands geography and geology! Definitely SR's best. Wonderfully innovative. Interestingly hidden references to Brittany (Morvan)Published 13 months ago by Zzz
I first read this many years ago and it is still one of my favourite books, so I was very pleased to find it as an eBook as my original paperback has fallen to piecesPublished on 13 Dec. 2014 by Amazon Customer
I wanted to like these books - I really did. Others who have given this series rave reviews seem to put Michael Scott Rohan on a par with some of my favourite authors - Tolkien,... Read morePublished on 4 Nov. 2014 by Morag O'donoghue
This is a great start to an excellent series of books that, like Tolkien, hark back to the myths and legends that inspired the genre, rather than being derivative of the... Read morePublished on 3 Sept. 2011 by Bookshelf Builder
I found this in a book swap otherwise it would have passed me by. I was pleased that it was not American with all those attendant grammatical failures, but despite that the... Read morePublished on 2 July 2010 by Fintan15
I picked up this trilogy second hand on a whim and I'm very glad I did. The first book has the stately feel of a Germanic epic, but the characters are interesting and well... Read morePublished on 12 Jun. 2010 by Katie Stevens