The Ice Lion by Kathleen O'Neal Gear

304 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

fiction science fiction adventurous mysterious medium-paced


This cli-fi novel from a notable archaeologist and anthropologist explores a frozen future where archaic species struggle to survive an apocalyptic Ice AgeOne thousand years in the future, the zyme, a thick blanket of luminous green slime, covers ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 21 reviews


adventurous 87%
mysterious 87%
dark 37%
reflective 37%
tense 37%
emotional 25%
hopeful 25%
sad 12%


medium 50%
fast 37%
slow 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 42% | A mix: 28% | Plot: 28%

Strong character development?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 28%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 42% | Yes: 42% | No: 14%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 42% | It's complicated: 28% | Yes: 28%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 14%

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