“Many generations ago the Wall was first built to hold back the sea. Northland, a country of fertile plains and ancient forests, has become a thriving civilisation. The whole of Europe, spanned by the Northlanders’ steam caravan lines, has been changed in ways that could never have been predicted. But nothing lasts forever. The weather is changing, growing colder, and in the wake of the long winters come famine, destruction and terror […] There is one man who believes he can calculate why the world is cooling, and perhaps even salvage some of the great civilisation. But as he embarks on his grand quest, only one thing is certain: the ice is coming.”
This is the final volume in the millennia-spanning Northland trilogy. Iron Winter by Stephen Baxter is out this month from Gollancz (£14.99).