Snow Like Ashes

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,691 ratings

Snow Like Ashes Publisher's Summary

Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now the Winterians' only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter's magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.

Orphaned as an infant during Winter's defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians' general, Sir. Training to be a warrior - and desperately in love with her best friend and future king, Mather - she would do anything to help Winter rise to power again.

So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore their magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she's scaling towers and fighting enemy soldiers just as she's always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn't go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics - and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.

Sara Raasch's debut fantasy is a lightning-fast tale of loyalty, love, and finding one's destiny.

©2014 Sara Raasch (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Book 1

    • Snow Like Ashes

    • By: Sara Raasch
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 881
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 824
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 820

    Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now the Winterians' only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter's magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since. Orphaned as an infant during Winter's defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians' general, Sir. Training to be a warrior - and desperately in love with her best friend and future king, Mather - she would do anything to help Winter rise to power again.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A decent read

    • By Bookworm on 01-08-15

    Regular price: $29.65

  • Book 2

    • Ice Like Fire

    • By: Sara Raasch
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd, Nick Podehl
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 462
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 427
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 426

    It's been three months since the Winterians were freed and Spring's king, Angra, disappeared - thanks largely to the help of Cordell. Meira just wants her people to be safe. When Cordellan debt forces the Winterians to dig their mines for payment, they unearth something powerful and possibly dangerous: Primoria's lost chasm of magic. Theron sees this find as an opportunity - with this much magic, the world can finally stand against threats like Angra.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing sequel

    • By Brandon Allen on 09-03-17

    Regular price: $33.08

  • Book 3

    • Frost Like Night

    • By: Sara Raasch
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd, Nick Podehl, Eileen Stevens
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 348
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 322
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321

    Meira will do anything to save her world. With Angra trying to break through her mental defenses, she desperately needs to learn to control her own magic - so when the leader of a mysterious Order from Paisly offers to teach her, Meira jumps at the chance. But the true solution to stopping the Decay lies in a labyrinth deep beneath the Season Kingdoms. To defeat Angra, Meira will have to enter the labyrinth, destroy the very magic she's learning to control - and make the biggest sacrifice of all.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A simple fun story

    • By Ashley Poff on 10-06-16

    Regular price: $29.65