A Dream of Ice

A Dream of Ice From Gillian Anderson star of the X Files and New York Times bestselling coauthor Jeff Rovin comes the second book in the thrilling paranormal series Earthend Saga that began with A Vision of Fire

  • Title: A Dream of Ice
  • Author: Gillian Anderson
  • ISBN: 9781471137747
  • Page: 495
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From Gillian Anderson, star of the X Files, and New York Times bestselling coauthor Jeff Rovin comes the second book in the thrilling paranormal series Earthend Saga that began with A Vision of Fire, which Marie Claire called addictive After uncovering a mystical link to the ancient civilization of Galderkhaan, child psychologist Caitlin O Hara is left with strange new pFrom Gillian Anderson, star of the X Files, and New York Times bestselling coauthor Jeff Rovin comes the second book in the thrilling paranormal series Earthend Saga that began with A Vision of Fire, which Marie Claire called addictive After uncovering a mystical link to the ancient civilization of Galderkhaan, child psychologist Caitlin O Hara is left with strange new powers Suddenly she can heal her young patients with her mind and see things from other places and other times But as she learns about her powers, she also realizes that someone is watching her, perhaps hunting her and using her son to do it.Meanwhile Mikel Jasso, a field agent for a mysterious research organization, is searching for Galderkhaani ruins in Antarctica After falling down a crevasse, he discovers the entire city has been preserved under ice and that the mysterious stone artifacts he s been collecting are not as primitive as he thought As Mikel and Caitlin work to uncover the mysteries of the Galderkhaani, they realize that the person hunting Caitlin and the stones may be connected in ways they never knew possible Fans of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child will find a lot to like Publishers Weekly in the Earthend Saga, and this latest adventure is sure to leave you gasping for breath as Caitlin races against time to save what s dearest to her heart.

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    • Alejandro says:

      Not as good as the first one.This is the second book in the “Earthend” trilogy.DID THE PASSPORTS GOT LOST?People’s instinct is to outrun something.An element in the narrative of the first book, A Vision of Fire that I really liked was that Caitlin O’Hara (the main character) was quite mobile. She lives in New York, but she needed to go to Haiti and Iran during the development of the story, so you feel the thrill of the adventure and visit distant and different places, facing with differe [...]

    • Steve says:

      Solid 3 stars.This is the second in the Earthend saga; the first was A Vision of Fire. I enjoyed the first book, but this one started out very slow with more story and back-story development, and didn't pick up until well past the halfway mark. Even though I read the first book in Aug/Sep, I really should have reviewed because so much is carried forward into the second book. The development of the mythology and the ancient world-building was excellent, and hearing how the main characters in our [...]

    • Tracey says:

      Of course I requested this from Netgalley because of Gillian Anderson. This was risky, of course, because the fact that someone is a terrific actor and seems kind of splendid in real life (based on interviews I've heard) doesn't all mean she can write a lick. Which may partly explain the presence of Jeff Rovin on the ticket; describes him as an established ghostwriter, so I wonder exactly what the partnership here was like.It doesn't really matter whether they wrote it together or whether Gilli [...]

    • Maria says:

      I found a free advance copy of A Dream of Ice at the Frankfurt book fair and that is the version I am currently reviewing. I will definitely be buying the hardcover once it officially comes out in a couple of weeks, but I couldn't just have it and not read it, so here we go.I should have reread A Vision of Fire before starting A Dream of Ice. Even though I would certainly advise people to read the first before the second due to the content, that's not why I believe I should have gone back to the [...]

    • Julie Garner says:

      Caitlin, our main protagonist, states 'I want to Believe'. I have a little giggle here as X-Files has just begun again and 'Scully' has written a character who not only comes to believe but also become a part of this 'alien' world.I have found the Earthend Saga a fascinating series. I guess I would put it as more science fiction that fantasy. This is about a woman who loves her son and will do what she can to protect him. However, something that she did at the end of Vision of Fire comes back to [...]

    • Kirsty says:

      Contains brief spoilers. I've surprised myself by preferring this book to the first one - though that may be because I can't remember the first book, and also this one doesn't confuse me with names of dogs and by someone shouting "blackberries" every three pages. I didn't even fall asleep this time round! Some parts were confusing and I had to read some sections more than once to try and understand it, but on the whole it was quite interesting. I was intrigued by the storyline because this time [...]

    • Mary Bird says:

      While I will still definitely be reading the final book of the trilogy when it comes out, I feel conflicted about this middle book. Parts of it are engaging and interesting, mostly when the story branches to Mikel and his discoveries. However, the sections of the story with Caitlin I found to be far more frustrating than before. Everything was a "one step forward, another step back" dance, which was weirdly augmented by several interactions that didn't quite fit or feel genuine. It felt stretche [...]

    • Muikku says:

      Hukkasin juonen :(

    • Annette Gisby says:

      So good, but it ended on a cliffhanger and the third book isn't out yet :(Anxiously waiting to see what happens next.

    • Shorty says:

      Not as good as the first book in the series. Too much happened in the last few chapters to assimilate, for me. I'm not very sure if I will read the next one, yet. 3 stars

    • Jessica | Booked J says:

      I have about three words to sum up my thoughts on A Dream of Ice, the second installment of The Earthend Saga and they are as follows: OH MY GOD. You feel me? Okay, so, perhaps, it isn't a five star series for me personally but the thing I'm noticing about these books is pretty point blank. They just keep getting better. There was something that was lacking of the predecessor to A Dream of Ice and this is a bit more engaging than the last. By me saying that, it gives off a falsehood that I didn' [...]

    • Susie says:

      Well. Bonus points for being unique. This story is honestly best when it reads like X-Files episodes. A couple of intelligent people come together to try to solve the mysteries of an ancient Antarctic civilization. Very intriguing. But this book was all over the place, and not nearly as captivating as the first. I'm not even sure who are the Priests and who are the Technologists or what the heck the difference is. There were too many points of view, and not enough character development. I'll fin [...]

    • Mel says:

      Unfortunately, I did not love the 2nd volume of this story as much as I loved the first. Two of the things that made the first one so great were missing here.First of all there was the big adventure in Antarctica where the Indiana Jones hero discovered the history of the lost kingdom. I felt a bit let down that it was done in such a typically macho way, instead of one of the women characters discovering what had happened. Likewise I was disappointed it was the male linguist who got to solve the [...]

    • Denise says:

      3.0 out of 5 stars -- Second in series is a little harder to read and, warning, it ends on a cliffhanger note that requires any interested fans to have book 3 nearby.First, you must have read book one before you start this because it is assumed that the reader knows the main characters and has knowledge of how Caitlin O'Hara has a peculiar ability or two -- which includes communicating with an ancient people. Secondly, you must suspend disbelief and buy into the scenarios presented as if they we [...]

    • Billie says:

      Another heaping helping of crazysauce that had me going "Wait. Wait. WTF did I just read?" Time travel (sorta-kinda) and some kind of magnetic stones that make animals go crazy and spontaneous combustion and Antarctica and, oh yeah, the voodoo priestess from the previous book shows up at the end and offers vague warnings of danger and Look, it's just crazy. It's not just the plot and the characters that are over-the-top, but there's also this pseudo-mystical angle where it feels like the book is [...]

    • James says:

      Listened to on CD. If you liked the first one you will probably like this one. It pretty much takes up where the first one left off. I really enjoyed the the development of the golderkhan civilization and how it answered a lot of questions I had left over from the first novel. However, I wish she would've done a better job defining candescents and the different forms of ascension. I did enjoy how it ended, even though i'm not entirely sure HOW it happened. I only recommend this if you have read [...]

    • Katbyrdie says:

      The first book was amazing. Somehow, the second book lived up to the challenge of following such awesome-ness. Everything I said about the first is still true, so I won't bother repeating. This book kept the reader on their toes with the plot, not only because of the action, but with constant flow of "historical" information. Gilly created an amazing world, with more than just structures, but cultures, beliefs, and language. Unlike the first book, Gilly rudely leaves us with a cliffhanger, and I [...]

    • Chrislcg says:

      I had a hard time following the plot in this one. I do like the characters of Caitlyn and her son Jacob, but some of the writing is a little over the top: "They were a subliminal, sub-sonic, energy-based form of expression that added untold depth to the words." What does that even mean? I'll give the next book a chance, but it better explain what's going on in simpler ways.

    • Dani Kass says:

      This book isn't good. The writing is as good as you'd expect and the plot shows that GA learned probably too much from Chris Carter about how not to create a mythology, but I couldn't put it down for a second and I'm dying for the next one.

    • A.M. says:

      Good sequel. I am interested enough to delve into Earthend Saga #3

    • Stuart says:

      Was very good, but it ended on a cliffhanger and the third book isn't out yet. Anxiously waiting to see what happens next.

    • Matthew Williamson says:

      So I remember feeling fairly critical of the first instalment of this series for a intriguing premise marred by very flat characterisation.I say remember because that was absolutely not the case found in this book for the most part. In fact, for the amount of plot characters vocalise to each other, it feels so much more humanised. Even when it's not how you would perhaps express something, you could see how someone would. Such a minor change but it's had a world of difference to my interest. If [...]

    • Mali says:

      Not as much fun as the first book in the series, this book focuses much more on The Group, without really explaining what The Group is. The Group's members are not developed as characters, and there is no way of understanding what motivates them to do what they do. Besides developing The Group as an evil entity, we are given more facts regarding Galderkhaan, but the Galderkhaani people aren't developed as characters any more than The Group's members. The idea of Galderkhaan is compelling, but it [...]

    • WyrmbergSabrina says:

      Picking up exactly where the last one finished, this is a very satisfying continuation of the Earthend saga. And the pace really picks up and doesn’t stop. We are given some answers, but there’s more going on, and we are presented with more problems and conflicts.The ideas continue to be big, with some of the visuals very big budget blockbuster film style. Certainly it’s worth continuing with this series; there’s much to enjoy, and although the second part is structured around less chara [...]

    • Emily says:

      2.5. Not sure I can say I exactly liked this book. Mythology leaning a little too far into the “This wasn’t complicated enough. Let’s toss 18 new characters, locations, and plot twists in” ala “Lost.” Antarctica sections also reminded me of Tom Clancy’s unfortunate tendency to spend 15 pgs describing a place or a concept when 4 paragraphs would suffice. Will finish the series just to see where it goes.

    • Belinda says:

      A true continuation of the first story. In fact, you may want to review the first book to remember/understand the references in the second lots of refer backs. A little slow at the beginning but the story picks up speed and excitement. No resolution another continuation leading into a 3rd.

    • Anna says:

      I am not so sure about the second part quite interesting however it jumps from place to place and I found it difficult to keep track who is who in the story. I keep thinking that sometimes the actors don’t write the best stories.

    • Sarah says:

      slightly confused about this. Not clearly written.

    • Jan Summers says:

      As good as the first in the series!

    • Anneb says:

      Loved this - need to read book #1 to get the overview - this is a page turner and visually fabulous. Looking forward to book #3

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