Knox of Iviland, the most ruthless warrior in All War history, has spent his life fighting others to the death, winning new realms for his king. Now the stakes are higher than ever. If he prevails in the battle for Earth, his slave bands will be removed. Victory is his sole focus…until he meets her.
Gena Showalter’s paranormal romance Shadow and Ice pulses with exciting and near-unrelenting action ... Superb world building—from the governing body pulling the strings to the special powers of each combatant—fulfills the authorial promise of this high-concept romance. Readers will be enthralled by Showalter’s details and root for her ruthless yet sympathetic characters in this not-to-be-missed adventure.
A warrior with four All War wins under his belt, Knox of Iviland has been encased in ice on Terra for untold centuries, waiting for the moment he is freed from his frozen tomb. The first thing he sees, though, isn’t the other fighters who have been stuck in ice like him. Instead, it is a beautiful woman from Terra who stirs something inside him no one ever has before ... Brutal, exciting, sexy and all-consuming, Shadow and Ice was a larger-than-life start to Gena Showalter’s Gods of War series. A mix of mythology, paranormal/fantasy, and the modern world, I think Showalter has found a winning combination here.
Launching the Gods of War epic fantasy romance series, Showalter beautifully blends seduction and suspense ... Knox and his fellow All War combatants have been in deep freeze for the past 1,400 years. All of them, conscripted by the rules of their various worlds, are locked in a fight to the death, and the winner’s liege will claim ownership of Earth. Thawed out, Knox suddenly finds himself in a strange new place, and Vale discovers there’s more to the world than she ever imagined. Despite an excess of exposition, sizzling sexual tension and fantastical action make the story satisfying, if exhausting, to read.