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"Love the writing, characters and story." --Kevin Anderson, author of the Dune novels about the Icefire story on which this novel is based.

Deep under the City of Glass in the frozen southern land, an age-old machine called the Heart of the City radiates a power which locals call icefire. Most citizens are immune to it, but a few, always born with physical disabilities, can bend it to their will. For fifty years, the ruling Eagle Knights, who fly on the back of giant birds, have killed these Imperfects, fearing the return of the old royal family, who used icefire to cut out people's hearts, turning them into ghostly servitors.

The old king's grandson Tandor only sees the good things icefire brought: power and technology now forgotten while the people of the south live in dire poverty. He's had enough of seeing his fellow kinsfolk slaughtered by ignorant Knights, of Imperfect babies being abandoned on the ice floes to be eaten by wild animals. His grandfather's diary tells him how to increase the beat of the Heart: the first step to making the land glorious once more. Arrogant as he is, he sets the machine in motion. All he needs is an army of Imperfect servitors to control the resulting power.

Isandor is Imperfect, an ex-Knight apprentice, betrayed by his best friend and running for his life.
The queen Jevaithi is Imperfect, living like a prisoner amidst leering Knights, surviving only because the common people would rebel if their beloved queen were harmed.

Both are young and desperate and should be grateful that Tandor wants to rescue them from their hopeless situations. Or so he thinks. The youngsters, however, have no inclination to become heartless ghosts, but while they defy Tandor, the Heart beats, and he alone cannot control its power.

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August 23rd, 2014
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August 19th, 2014
Enjoyed this book. It was a good read. If you like reading fantasy fiction, this books for you.
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March 5th, 2014
Surprisingly good considering it was a freebee! Great story and I would like to get the next book in the trilogy.
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January 17th, 2014
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January 12th, 2014
The story itself is great, but I got a little confused since I read the previous book that is not really part of the series. Also there are a few editing misses when it comes to grammar. Overall though it's a good read.
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January 9th, 2014
Fabulous read for a slightly more mature audience due to content. Quick action and unique concept of magic and power. Feel attached to the characters and drawn into their stories. Can't wait to get the next book in the trilogy.
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