The Ice Queen, Paperback
4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Alice Hoffman is at her electrifying best in this fairy tale for grown-ups.

The story begins with a little girl who makes a wish one snowy night and ruins her life.

She grows up with a splinter of ice in her heart until one day, standing by her kitchen window, she is struck by lightning.

Instead of killing her, this cataclysmic event sparks off a new beginning.

She seeks out Lazarus Jones, a fellow lightning survivor.

He is her opposite, a burning man whose breath can boil water and whose touch scorches.

As an obsessive love affair begins between them, both are forced to hide their most dangerous secrets - what turned one to ice and the other to fire.

The Ice Queen is a haunting story of passion, loss, second chances and the secrets that come to define us, if we're not careful.




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So far the best Alice Hoffman..not sure if it can get any better than The Ice Queen. I cried

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Hoffman is one of my favourite authors and this tale of fire and ice doesn't disappoint. The heroine is struck by lightening and her heart is frozen; she meets a man also lightening-struck who can burn things with his bare hands, and they embark upon a passionate but tragic affair.

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