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This second book in a cli-fi series from a nationally-recognized anthropologist explores a frozen future where archaic species struggle to survive an apocalyptic Ice Age In the brutal Ice Age caused by the ancient Jemen war, many archaic human species, including Denisovans and Homo erectus, hover on the verge of extinction. There seems no way out, until the greatest Neander This second book in a cli-fi series from a nationally-recognized anthropologist explores a frozen future where archaic species struggle to survive an apocalyptic Ice Age In the brutal Ice Age caused by the ancient Jemen war, many archaic human species, including Denisovans and Homo erectus, hover on the verge of extinction. There seems no way out, until the greatest Neandertal holy man, Trogon, has a vision. Legends say the truce that ended the old war left one hostage in the hands of the victorious rebels: the godlike Jemen leader known as the Old Woman of the Mountain. According to Trogon's vision, only one person knows the location of that burial cave. Trogon must capture young Quiller and force her to lead him there...for the Old Woman may not be dead. She may only have been in stasis for a thousand summers, and when reawakened she will save them from oblivion. But according to the Denisovans--Quiller's people--Trogon is the most powerful witch alive. He's up to something evil that will surely spell their destruction. He must be stopped before it's too late. Quiller's best friend Lynx must brave towering glaciers, dire wolves, and prides of giant lions to save her and stop Trogon.


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This second book in a cli-fi series from a nationally-recognized anthropologist explores a frozen future where archaic species struggle to survive an apocalyptic Ice Age In the brutal Ice Age caused by the ancient Jemen war, many archaic human species, including Denisovans and Homo erectus, hover on the verge of extinction. There seems no way out, until the greatest Neander This second book in a cli-fi series from a nationally-recognized anthropologist explores a frozen future where archaic species struggle to survive an apocalyptic Ice Age In the brutal Ice Age caused by the ancient Jemen war, many archaic human species, including Denisovans and Homo erectus, hover on the verge of extinction. There seems no way out, until the greatest Neandertal holy man, Trogon, has a vision. Legends say the truce that ended the old war left one hostage in the hands of the victorious rebels: the godlike Jemen leader known as the Old Woman of the Mountain. According to Trogon's vision, only one person knows the location of that burial cave. Trogon must capture young Quiller and force her to lead him there...for the Old Woman may not be dead. She may only have been in stasis for a thousand summers, and when reawakened she will save them from oblivion. But according to the Denisovans--Quiller's people--Trogon is the most powerful witch alive. He's up to something evil that will surely spell their destruction. He must be stopped before it's too late. Quiller's best friend Lynx must brave towering glaciers, dire wolves, and prides of giant lions to save her and stop Trogon.

30 review for The Ice Ghost

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jeanette

    It's between a 3 and 4 stars. That's more exact. But I rounded it up for the incredible context convoluted with imagination. Pondering this a bit and thinking about Sticks never being able to learn to read. So sad! Also the role of the scientists who plied the big oops! It's extreme and wild. Yet keeping it to so few characters make it, although complicated, more powerfully digestible. Skillful story teller if you are into wider science fiction and fantasy mixes. But go to this only if you have a It's between a 3 and 4 stars. That's more exact. But I rounded it up for the incredible context convoluted with imagination. Pondering this a bit and thinking about Sticks never being able to learn to read. So sad! Also the role of the scientists who plied the big oops! It's extreme and wild. Yet keeping it to so few characters make it, although complicated, more powerfully digestible. Skillful story teller if you are into wider science fiction and fantasy mixes. But go to this only if you have a super wide lens for bizarre description. And having a thorough knowledge of numerous ancient homo forms won't hurt either.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Riley

    Quiller is the victim of Trogan’s prophetic visions. While he forces her to find the Old Woman of the Mountain, Quiller’s husband RabbitEar and her friend Lynx try to rescue her. The adventure through the underworld will test everyone involved, reveal some of the Jemen’s secrets and raise more questions about how the people living in the current Ice Age came to be and what their purpose is. God save me from religious leaders. Especially if the flock is kept ignorant. The mysterious leaders can m Quiller is the victim of Trogan’s prophetic visions. While he forces her to find the Old Woman of the Mountain, Quiller’s husband RabbitEar and her friend Lynx try to rescue her. The adventure through the underworld will test everyone involved, reveal some of the Jemen’s secrets and raise more questions about how the people living in the current Ice Age came to be and what their purpose is. God save me from religious leaders. Especially if the flock is kept ignorant. The mysterious leaders can make anything up! I’m talking about Trogan, who Quiller’s people believe is an evil witch. Evil is a pretty good description for him. High-handedness, threats and violence are not justified because Trogan, is being led by a ‘god’. While Quiller and company are trekking through the underworld, her tribe, the Sealion People are threatened by the Rust People (Trogan’s tribe). Among the tribe is Quiller’s adopted family, which includes enigmatic son Jawbone. I have found this evolving story to be fascinating. Between a post-apocalyptic ice age, human genetic manipulation, advanced human abilities, and the humanity of the Ice Age archaic peoples, I have embraced the story arc. To get the most out of this book, read The Ice Lion first, then pick up The Ice Ghost. The next installment will be highly anticipated by this reader. Through NetGalley, the publisher provided a copy of this book so that I could bring you this review.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Theresa

    The Ice Ghost by Kathleen O'Neal Gear She always out does herself. The young reader will be on the edge of their seat for the last half of the book. Continuing in an apocalyptic literature where science has gone wrong, Kathleen shows the nature of human ancestry. She pits Denisovans, Homo Erectus, and Neanderthals in a struggle against a man-made apocalyptic ice age. These species were brought back from extinction to attempt to last the ice age. The second book shows our beloved characters Lynx, The Ice Ghost by Kathleen O'Neal Gear She always out does herself. The young reader will be on the edge of their seat for the last half of the book. Continuing in an apocalyptic literature where science has gone wrong, Kathleen shows the nature of human ancestry. She pits Denisovans, Homo Erectus, and Neanderthals in a struggle against a man-made apocalyptic ice age. These species were brought back from extinction to attempt to last the ice age. The second book shows our beloved characters Lynx, Quill, and Rabbitear, reunited against the witch Trogon in a struggle to find what the Jemen have left behind. They find the path to the Old Woman under the mountain, and the secrets within. The story compares legends and verbal history, and we were told by Elder Arakie that both stories were true. The battle of culture, of history, and of survival pit one race against the other, making villain's of them all. Not only addressing the run away repercussions of science, but how we look at ourselves as human. Discussing this with a class takes the arguments of race out of the modern lexicon, and brings it to a focal point that may change minds, save hearts and lives.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Patricia

    Interesting story and very light, easy read.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Daniel

    Even better than the first one. Post apocalyptic fare with strong archaeological underpinnings. Reminiscent of A Canticle for Liebowitz.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Laurie

    This second cli-fi book in the series is compelling. Quilled is taken by Trogan to fin the Old Woman in the Mountain. ARC from NetGalley.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Alex

  8. 4 out of 5

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  9. 4 out of 5

    Stacy Boyden

  10. 5 out of 5

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  11. 5 out of 5

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  13. 5 out of 5

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  14. 5 out of 5

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  15. 4 out of 5

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  18. 4 out of 5

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  20. 4 out of 5

    Jerry LaBelle

  21. 5 out of 5

    Nancy Jo Jackson

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  24. 5 out of 5

    Linda "The Book Lady" Warner

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    Valerie

  29. 5 out of 5

    Howard

  30. 5 out of 5

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