Mother of Winter by Barbara Hambly

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 2 Critic Reviews



Five years after defeating the Dark Ones, the embattled inhabitants of the once-great Keep of Dare face a yet more deadly foe. An icy-cold force was spreading across the northlands, spawning strange creatures that killed everything in their grisly path . . .

Archmage Ingold Inglorion believed the source of this monstrous evil lay in the decadent lands to the south. With him traveled Gil Patterson, the scholar-warrior from Earth who had forsaken her own universe for love of the mage.  Determined to aid him in his quest, she was cursed to become the instrument of his death.

Ingold's apprentice Rudy Solis was left behind, the sole wizard standing between the Keep of Dare and the nightmare creatures besieging it. Rudy struggled tirelessly with wavering magic to ward off the virulent attacks of the ice mage's minions. But when someone attacked the widowed queen--the woman he loved--Rudy was forced to plumb the ultimate secret locked in the black crystal heart of the Keep of Dare . . . and so decide the fate of the world.

From the Paperback edition.

About Barbara Hambly

See more books from this Author
Barbara Hambly is the author of Patriot Hearts and The Emancipator's Wife, a finalist for the Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction. She is also the author of Fever Season, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and the acclaimed historical Benjamin January series, including the novels A Free Man of Color and Sold Down the River. She lives in California.
Published July 20, 2011 by Del Rey. 380 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Mother of Winter

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Ingold and Gil--she's been ensorcelled by the ice-mages to kill Ingold--travel south to battle the ice-mages while Rudy studies recordings of spells cast by the long-ago mage known as the Bald Lady.

| Read Full Review of Mother of Winter (Darwath)

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Twelve years after she concluded her Darwath Trilogy with The Time of the Dark, Hambly returns to the Keep of Dare.

| Read Full Review of Mother of Winter (Darwath)

Reader Rating for Mother of Winter

An aggregated and normalized score based on 26 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review