Icerigger by Alan Dean Foster
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
So, good news for all you fans of ice planets without strapping barbarian princes. This is a Regular Adventure with pretty interesting aliens in a traditional first contact scenario.
Prospective adventurers Must Be Okay With Wings. If not, please don't apply. Or better yet, just don't go on this adventure at all. No matter how good the trade might be, you ARE going to get cold.
Still, a solid novel, from accident to discovery to getting to know the locals and get into fisticuffs with them to fighting barbarian hoards...
Hey, wait... is this a fantasy? *checks cover* No, this seems to be a standard SF. Did they put the wrong cover on this? No. Wait. The humans are the aliens. These aren't ice-dragons. Sorry! My mistake!
Still, if you like ice adventures, there are many worse adventures to choose from. :)
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