A Strong and Sudden Thaw (A Strong and Sudden Thaw #1)

by R.W. Day

The Ice fell upon the world nearly a hundred years ago, and if civilization didn’t rightly collapse, it surely staggered and fell ill awhile.

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  • Pages: 282 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.87 out of 5
  • Published January 30th 2009 by Lethe Press
  • Original Title: A Strong and Sudden Thaw
  • ISBN: 1590210638 (ISBN13: 9781590210635)
  • Edition Language: English
  • URL: Go To Website
  • Series: A Strong and Sudden Thaw #1
  • Characters: David Anderson
  • Callan Landers
  • Literary Awards: Rainbow Award (2009)

The Ice fell upon the world nearly a hundred years ago, and if civilization didn’t rightly collapse, it surely staggered and fell ill a while. In the small town of Moline, Virginia, folks struggle to survive, relying on hybrid seed sent by the faraway Departmet of Reintroduction and Agriculture and their own faith in God and hard work. But when a mated pair of dragons starts hunting the countryside, stealing sheep, and attacking children, the townsfolk quickly learn that they don’t have the weapons or the skills to fight off such predators.David Anderson is a farmer’s son who has explored the world through books. When he meets the new healer in town, Callan Landers, he doesn’t quite know what to make of the strange warmth stealing over him. It’s not until he surprises Callan with another man-and both men are promptly arrested for sodomy-that David finally realizes the truth about his own feelings.When David and Callan stumble over a secret in a nearby abandoned town, their personal problems fade before government politics and corruption that threaten lives. It seems the dragons aren’t the worst dangers facing Moline.