Title: Beasts of the Frozen Sun
Series: Frozen Sun Saga #1
Author’s Name: Jill Criswell
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Genre: YA Fantasy
Page Count: 330 Pages
ISBN: 1982556277 (ISBN13: 9781982556273)
Author or Book Website: https://jillcriswell.com/
Link to Amazon purchase page: Beasts of The Frozen Sun
Link to Goodreads: Beasts of The Frozen Sun
Release Date: N/A
How I Got the Book: Review Copy
Summary of the Book:
Burn brightly. Love fiercely. For all else is dust.
Every child of Glasnith learns the last words of Aillira, the god-gifted mortal whose doomed love affair sparked a war of gods and men, and Lira of clan Stone knows the story better than most. As a descendant of Aillira and god-gifted in her own right, she has the power to read people’s souls, to see someone’s true essence with only a touch of her hand.
When a golden-haired warrior washes up on the shores of her homeland–one of the fearful marauders from the land of the Frozen Sun–Lira helps the wounded man instead of turning him in. After reading his soul, she realizes Reyker is different than his brethren who attack the coasts of Glasnith. He confides in her that he’s been cursed with what his people call battle-madness, forced to fight for the warlord known as the Dragon, a powerful tyrant determined to reignite the ancient war that Aillira started.
As Lira and Reyker form a bond forbidden by both their clans, the wrath of the Dragon falls upon them and all of Glasnith, and Lira finds herself facing the same tragic fate as her ancestor. The battle for Lira’s life, for Reyker’s soul, and for their peoples’ freedom has only just begun.
My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I have been looking into Norse and Viking myths and legends. That is how I came to find this book. I enjoy the dark fantasy that is at the heart of the story. Lira is the dark of the Chieftian and the warrior she meets on her travels, Reyker. There were moments that were in this book that made my heart beating hard and left me wondering. There is a lot going on and it is adventurous.
My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars