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Icefall: A Dane Maddock Adventure (Dane Maddock Adventures Book 4) Kindle Edition
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- Book 5 of 13 in Dane Maddock Adventures
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- File size : 1056 KB
- Print length : 120 pages
- Publisher : Adrenaline Press (February 15, 2014)
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publication date : February 15, 2014
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B006LFJ4DM
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #394,215 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I usually don’t read books out of order but I seem to have a bunch of Wood’s books that are just all over the place. I’ve been trying to get caught up and I’m probably still more than 10 books behind. I was glancing through my library and stumbled across this book. I’ve enjoyed every one of his Maddock-related books to date so I figured I was in for a blast.
I was right, Icefall was right up my alley. It starts with what seems to be a vacation but Bones and Dane stumble across a murder in a church and a long-held secret is let out by a dying priest. They are off on another adventure.
I can’t tell if this is Bone’s sisters’ first book or not (I have not read the book before this to know for sure) but I really liked her characters. She’s basically an MMA fighter who is built similarly to her gigantic brother Bones and also knows how to kick some butt.
The story jumps around in Europe a bit but each place they went to served its purpose and sounded fascinating to visit. Every time I read one of these books I wish that I traveled more… but not like these guys – they are always finding trouble everywhere they go.
Near the very end – a new creature is featured and it was a pretty awesome few minutes while they met, exchanged idols, and they were shown the way out of the caves. It was a weird but interesting scene that I enjoyed.
Icefall is definitely one of the shorter books in this series but it is not missing the action and adventure that you’re used to if you’ve read the other books. I enjoyed it and if you’re a fan of the Dane Maddock series, I think you will too.
It’s Christmas and Dane’s current girlfriend, Jade, convinced him to go to Germany for the holiday. Bones and his sister, Angel get invited to join them. Their first night there they have a private tour of a cathedral. When they get to the cathedral they find the priest has been attacked. They follow the clues to a shrine hidden deep under the church. From there, they travel around Germany gathering more clues and end in a mountain city.
This is a very interesting story that discusses the antithesis of Saint Nicholas and a hidden power source buried under the ice. This is an enjoyable story. A lighthearted adventure with suspense that is a good read, especially around Christmas time, which is when I read it.
The only PLUS is that's it's short!
It reads like the author read 'how to write a novel' and followed the instructions step-by-step.
The scenarios are just silly - there's no rationale or logic to actions - characters appear without explanation - they are supposed to be archaeologists but blithely steal relics - the ending is welcome but sudden and unsatisfactory.
Icefall plugged me back into the lives of my two favorite treasure hunters. As a novella, it's a short read but still fun, with plenty of adventure centered around historical and legendary clues, and it does a great job of continuing to develop the characters that Wood has created. From the cover art to a fateful trip to Drekonhas and the forbidding Sternspitze, it has a real Ice Station Zebra vibe. Although unable to draw out the suspense that MacLean's classic manages (due to length), there is plenty of action and suspense to generate some chills.
In my family, you don't get to bring your lady (or men) friends to holiday gatherings unless there is a bit of tenure in the relationship. I think Maddock and Bonebrake have more than earned their place at the table.
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I'm not saying don't read it. Read it. Just read it slowly and makes it last. It's great.
I sometimes find it hard to say what it is exactly that I like about the Dane and Bones stories but I think it comes down to not any single element but the combination of adventure, conspiracy, ancient history and characters who do not always conform to the expectations of the genre.
This story, not being a full novel, felt something of a satisfying light lunch rather than a full meal. It was enjoyable in itself but it also left space for the next instalment.
Keep them coming David.