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Product Details

  • Library Binding
  • Publisher: Tandem Library (April 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785797777
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785797777
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 4.8 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,114,394 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

This is a better than average fantasy begun by Kornwise, then completed by Anthony ( Xanth ) after Kornwise's death. In spite of the enforced one-sidedness of the collaboration, the writing is skillful and seamless; in large part because Anthony was Kornwise's favorite author, whose style he emulated in his first novel. Seth Warner, Rame, Tirsa and Vidav are the Chosen, predicted by prophecy to be the decisive factor in a conflict between a putatively evil sorcerer (named Nefarious) and a greedy and bigoted Empire. Furthermore, the outcome on this plane of Earth affects similar moral conflicts on the other planes of Earth, from which each of the Chosen came when called by the Empire's magic. Sent by the Empire to destroy Nefarious, they wonder if they are a suicide decoy to hide the Empire's real attack. Betrayals and the plights of non-humans under the Empire add to their confusion. Their confrontation with Nefarious reveals final truths in a surprising yet logical plot twist.
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Then again, this book is for fans of the fantasy genre period.
Swing King
I read this book after I started reading the Xanth series while I was waiting for the new book to come out.
Derek J. Rouleau
It might even be a great introduction novel for those new to the genre.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Zorknot on July 10, 2000
Format: Library Binding
It's a good book to begin with. It has an original storyline and an ending with a statement on morals that I personally believe or at least, would like to believe. Before I read Through the Ice I had read many other Peirs Anthony novels but was hesitant to read a collaboration. When I read it I was pleasantly suprised at the freshness of the writing. I'm dying to reveal the other reason why I liked this book, but I feel it would ruin it for others. Suffice to say I think that what Anthony did in writing this book is one of the nicest and most touching things I've ever known anyone to do. A good story in itself. After I read this book I felt better about people and life in general. Not saying it's a masterpiece or anything but it's quite good and I can't think of anything really wrong with it which is all I ask of any book. Five stars is my score and I'm sticking to it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Wind on May 10, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I originaly started reading this book to waste time visting a close friend who worked at a library, i picked it because it wasn't too long for the time i would have visiting her, and it was co-written by Peirs Anthony an author who came with high regards from my family. In my first day of reading it i got through about the first 4 chapters, i then decided to check the book out so i could finish it. When i got the time at home to read more of the book it seemed as though i was reading a totaly different book as Seth an ordinary teenager was transported to a mystical land after a fight with some street punks in the are he lived in. To say this transition was a bad thing would be far from the truth the book only got better as more of this world was revealed and more of it's mesages made clear. As i got deeper into the story i began to notice trends in some of the events and morals portrayed by the two authors. By the end of the book, and Seth's actions near the end i became almost certain my hunch was right. This book seemed to me to be the epitome of a modern day satire as the fantasy world seth is transported to shows mimiced problems from our own society. This only made me enjoy the book more, never before had i encountered a satire in a fantasy book, it was very enjoyable and i would recomened it to anyone who is interested in fantasy. Hope you Enjoy it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 26, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book was wonderful. I read it for an assignment in school. Afterwards, I was happy I had read it. I've read more than once and each time it's just as good as the first. I recommend this book for anyone who loves fantasy. I've never read any other of Piers Anthony's books but I highly enjoyed this one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Derek J. Rouleau on September 22, 2000
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I read this book after I started reading the Xanth series while I was waiting for the new book to come out. I thought it was very well written and a great story. This is definatly a book I would consider reading again as it's like a good movie, once just isn't enough.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DT Gutscher (topdragon@go.com) on October 22, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
If you've read Piers Anthony before, you'll see his style all over the place. This book is an easy read, enjoyable, not to serious, well thought out story. You can't tell by reading it that it is a collaboration. Light fantasy at its best.
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By A Customer on March 15, 1998
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book is the best book I've read for Fantasy. I picked this book up from the library and never put it down. I liked it so much I went and bought it. I liked it because it had many valuable points we can learn from it and the main character is not a gung-ho, shoot-em up gunfighter, but an intelligent teenager who can focus on his martial arts training when needed and stay calm in the face of danger. I liked this book beacuse of each person's ability and the need for it at certain times. But Seth is the idealistic teen, because he does think intelligently and stay calm, but when he is around a telepath from another demension of earth he acts like a idiot because he likes her. I recomend this book to anyone who likes fantasy and a little romance/comedy included.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 15, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I thought it was wonderful! It had a great plot. I would like to mention one thing though. As one person said, it should have been a small series. Well maybe it was orriginally intended to be but Robert who was a 16 yr. old boy and was writing it was hit by a car and killed and his work was sent to Mr. Anthony by his parents. (Robert was a huge fan of Anthony's work apperantly) Anyways Piers finished and published it but since the colloborator isn't alive it probably wasn't possible to make it into another series. Anyways I think it was a wonderful book and I just wanted to point that out.
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I have read "Through the Ice" two times. Both during my Senior year in high school. The first time I read this book it took about four days to read,because I literally could not put this book down. The book was so good I could literally see pictures in my head. For example,in the scene where the four were bathing in the river. Seth gets scared an leaves the water. Then the girl rises from the water,I could see a woman's body glisening in the moon-light night.
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