The Ice King

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Orion, Feb 25, 2013 - Fiction - 192 pages

A Viking temple. A Viking ship. Both preserved in the clinging, black mud of the North Yorkshire estuary. Press and TV watch over the archaeologists' shoulders as past and present merge.

And while huge, death-cold creatures stalk and destroy through the blizzards of an eerily early winter, modern computer science and the dark night-knowledge of the old Norse gods disinter a terrible truth about a past that is sleeping, not dead.

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About the author (2013)

Michael Scott Rohan (1951 - 2018)
Michael Scott Rohan, born in Edinburgh in 1951, writes both fantasy and science fiction. Whilst studying law at Oxford, Rohan joined the SF group and met the president, Allan J Scott, who started him writing for the group's semi-professional magazine SFinx alongside names such as Robert Holdstock and Ian Watson. His first novel, Run to the Stars, was published in 1983 and he collaborated with Allan J Scott on The Hammer and the Cross, a non-fiction account of how Christianity arrived in Viking lands. Rohan is best known for his acclaimed The Winter of the World sequence, an epic fantasy set in and ice-bound world. He passed away in 2018.


For more information see www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/rohan_michael_scott


Allan J. Scott (1952 - )

Born in 1952, Allan James Julius Scott began writing at a very early age. His first published work of genre interest was "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner", which appeared in the 1982 edition of Peter Davison's Book of Alien Monsters anthology. As editor of the Oxford University Science Fiction Group's magazine SFinx, Scott met Michael Scott Rohan, with whom he later collaborated on a number of titles, including The Hammer and the Cross, The Ice King and A Spell of Empire.


Allan J. Scott (1952 - )


Born in 1952, Allan James Julius Scott began writing at a very early age. His first published work of genre interest was "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner", which appeared in the 1982 edition of Peter Davison's Book of Alien Monsters anthology. As editor of the Oxford University Science Fiction Group's magazine SFinx, Scott met Michael Scott Rohan, with whom he later collaborated on a number of titles, including The Hammer and the Cross, The Ice King and A Spell of Empire.