Today’s book is Icefire by Patty Jansen. It has a 4.5 star rating, falls into the Epic Fantasy, Short Stories category, and is available for FREE!

Icefire Icefire
Author: Patty Jansen
Rating: 4.5 stars
Category: Epic Fantasy, Short Stories
Price: FREE!!
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Working in his uncle’s butchery in the City of Glass, Isandor knows that he has a strange ability. He can turn animals in to ghosts by cutting out their hearts. He knows it’s magic and not allowed and has to stay hidden if he is ever become an Eagle Knight.

Then a stranger arrives in town. He is the sorcerer Tandor and he claims that he can help Isandor become a Knight, in return for a gruesome task: to bring him the heart of the Queen.


“Given how short this story is I don’t want to give everything away, but I did enjoy it, just be careful you might get hooked. ” Desmond

“Short enigmatic story, very original and unique concept. Loved it! Captivating, exceptionally written. ” Poisoned Ivy

“This short story apparently inspired the author to write a trilogy and given the material presented here I can see why.” Eoghann

About the Author

Patty Jansen lives in Sydney, Australia, where she spends most of her time writing Science Fiction and Fantasy. Her story This Peaceful State of War placed first in the second quarter of the Writers of the Future contest and was published in their 27th anthology. She has also sold fiction to genre magazines such as Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Redstone SF and Aurealis.

Her novels (available at ebook venues) include Watcher’s Web (soft SF), The Far Horizon (middle grade SF), Charlotte’s Army (military SF) and Fire & Ice, Dust & Rain and Blood & Tears (Icefire Trilogy) (dark fantasy). Her novel Ambassador will be published by Ticonderoga Publication in 2013.

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Patty is a member of SFWA, and the cooperative that makes up Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, and she has also written non-fiction.
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