Icefall by Matthew J KirbyIcefall by Matthew J Kirby


byMatthew J Kirby

Paperback | February 1, 2013

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Matthew J. Kirby weaves a stunning coming-of-age tale that will leave readers racing breathlessly to the end.

Trapped in a hidden fortress tucked between towering mountains and a frozen sea, Solveig - along with her brother the crown prince, their older sister, and an army of restless warriors - anxiously awaits news of her father's victory at battle. But as winter stretches on, and the unending ice refuses to break, terrible acts of treachery soon make it clear that a traitor lurks in their midst. Solveig must also embark on a journey to find her own path. Yet, a malevolent air begins to seep through the fortress walls, as a smothering claustrophobia slowly turns these prisoners of winter against one another.

Those charged with protecting the king's children are all suspect, and the siblings must choose their allies wisely. But who can be trusted so far from their father's watchful eye? Can Solveig survive the long winter months and expose the traitor before he manages to destroy a kingdom?

Matthew J. Kirby is the critically acclaimed author of the middle-grade novels Icefall and The Clockwork Three. He was born in Utah, and grew up in Maryland, California, and Hawaii. For ten months out of the year he works with students, and during the rest of the year he writes. He and his wife currently live in northern Utah, where he...
Title:IcefallFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.55 × 5.25 × 0.8 inPublished:February 1, 2013Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545274257

ISBN - 13:9780545274258


Editorial Reviews

Praise for IcefallA 2012 Edgar NomineeA 2011 Agatha Award NomineeNew York Public Library 100 Books for Reading and Sharing2012 ALA Best Fiction for Young AdultsJudy Lopez Memorial Award Winner"[A] claustrophobic, thought-provoking coming-of-age adventure... " -Publishers Weekly"[A] taut, compelling mystery and survival story... Readers will be left thinking about this one long after the chill has left their bones." -Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"Both elegant and exciting." -Booklist