This is book number 4 in the The Nicci Chronicles series.
Heart of Black Ice is the climactic conclusion to Terry Goodkind's New York Times bestselling Nicci Chronicles.
In the wake of the brutal war that swept the Old World in Siege of Stone, a new danger is forming along the coast. Taken captive by their enemies, King Grieve, along with Lila and Bannon are about to discover the terrifying force that threatens to bring destruction to the Old World.
The Norukai, barbarian raiders and slavers, have been gathering an immense fleet among the inhospitably rocky islands that make up their home. With numbers greater than anyone could have imagined, the Norukai are poised to launch their final and most deadly war.
Praise for Terry Goodkind
"This action-packed book will delight epic fantasy enthusiasts." —Library Journal on Death's Mistress
"Goodkind’s worldbuilding abilities are outdone only by his striking character development, resulting in an adventure that is remarkably impactful." —RT Book Reviews, Top Pick, on Death's Mistress
"Wonderfully creative, seamless, and stirring." —Kirkus Reviews on Wizard's First Rule
"Outstanding...Characters who actually behave like adults. Highly recommended." —San Diego Union Tribute on Temple of the Winds