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Perfect for fans of His Dark Materials! Bestselling author Kathryn Lasky's "brilliant imagery of the fantasy ice world and her believably strong, determined bears won't disappoint readers." -- Booklist
Cubs Stellan and Jytte survived their treacherous trek across the Nunquivik, but their quest to rescue their mother has only begun. Svenna is imprisoned at the sinister Ice Clock-the headquarters of the Grand Patek whose dangerous influence is spreading throughout the bear kingdom.
Only one bear has ever stood up to the Grand Patek-Svern, the cubs' father, a famous warrior who's been in exile for years. And so, along with their friend Third, the cubs set out to find Svern in the legendary Den of Forever Frost-a place some bears claim never existed at all.
But time is running out. The Grand Patek has a secret weapon at his disposal-one with the power to destroy everything the creatures of Ga'Hoole hold dear.
In this second book in the Bears of the Ice series, bestselling author Kathryn Lasky lures readers deeper into a vividly-imagined fantasy world full of magic, adventure . . . and animal heroes unlike any other.
About the Author
Kathryn Lasky is the Newbery Honor-winning author of over 100 books for children and young adults. Her beloved Guardians of Ga'Hoole fantasy series has more than seven million copies in print, and she is the author of the Daughters of the Sea series and the Wolves of the Beyond series, as well as A Time for Courage and other Dear America titles. Kathryn has also written a number of critically acclaimed historical fiction titles, such as Beyond the Burning Time and True North. She lives with her husband in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Praise for The Quest of the Cubs:
* "Nature, magic, and legend combine to create a world like no other." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Readers will lose themselves in the life-and-death adventure of the cubs and succumb to human feelings of fear, loss, and hope... They'll be waiting with bated breath for the next installment." -- Booklist
"The text is rich and blends fantasy with a realistic setting...A series opener that promises to deliver action and adventure." -- School Library Journal
Praise for The Den of Forever Frost:
*"Nonstop action, overwhelming odds, and a truly evil adversary will make readers clamor for the next installment... Proof that a sequel can shine just as brightly." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Lasky's brilliant imagery of the fantasy ice world and her believably strong, determined bears won't disappoint readers. The final paragraph brings sighs and silence as the bears contemplate the completion of their quest in the series' next book." -- Booklist
Praise for The Escape: Horses of the Dawn #1:
"As in works such as her Guardians of Ga'hoole series, Lasky uses animals to touch on very human issues . . . Complex and distinctive characters offer a fresh view of familiar historical events. A promising start to a new series." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Lasky successfully fuses fantasy and fact as she gives her equine characters credible emotional depth and underscores the tensions and disparity between Old and New World sensibilities. It's a haunting story of loss, self-discovery, survival, and homecoming." -- Publishers Weekly
Praise for Guardians of Ga'Hoole: The Rise of a Legend:
* "Lyze's story can be read easily as a stand-alone tale. . . . Both thoughtful and action-packed, this adventure illuminates the fantastical world that exists between dusk and dawn." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review