Death stalks Seth MacGregor's clan in their otherworld exile. Kate NicNiven is close to ultimate victory, and she is determined that nothing will keep her from it. Not even the thing that took her soul: the horror that lurks in the sea caves. But Kate still needs Seth's son Rory, and his power over the Veil.Read more...
Death stalks Seth MacGregor's clan in their otherworld exile. Kate NicNiven is close to ultimate victory, and she is determined that nothing will keep her from it. Not even the thing that took her soul: the horror that lurks in the sea caves. But Kate still needs Seth's son Rory, and his power over the Veil. And she'll go to any lengths to get him. Seth's own soul is rotting from the wound inflicted by Kate, and survival for his loved ones seems all he can hope for. But might a mortal threat to his brother's daughter force him to return to his own world to challenge Kate? And will Rory go with him? Because Rory suspects there's a darkness trapped in the Veil, a darkness that wants to get out. But only one Sithe knows how near it is to getting its way: Seth's bound lover, the witch Finn. Nobody gets forever. But some are willing to try...
From critically acclaimed author Gillian Philip, "Icefall" is the final installment in the Rebel Angels series.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-01-05
- Reviewer: Staff
The nearly flawless fourth and final volume in Philip’s Rebel Angels series (after Wolfsbane) is faster-paced and sharper than its predecessors. Sithe clann captain Seth MacGregor, lover Finn, son Rory, and the rest of their people are in exile in our world, four years after escaping a massive attack by the dark queen, Kate NicNiven. She still wants Rory and his power, which she plans to use to control the dying Veil that separates worlds. Seth is gradually losing his soul to Kate, but he still hesitates to return to Kate’s world until she begins killing and kidnapping clan members. Once back home, Seth and company realize that Kate’s forces greatly outnumber theirs, and she has obliterated nearly everyone who might have joined the fight against her. The few remaining potential allies could prove as deadly to the clann as the queen herself. Clann and queen clash in the climax of centuries of warfare, as two worlds slide into darkness. Philip takes no prisoners in this last battle of the Veil’s final days and excellently ties up loose threads by revealing cleverly hidden connections. Agent: Alexandra Devlin, Rights People. (Mar.)