Bryn Aven is an outcast among the Kanin, the most powerful of the troll tribes.
Set apart by her heritage and her past, Bryn is a tracker who's determined to become a respected part of her world. She has just one goal: become a member of the elite King’s Guard to protect the royal family. She's not going to let anything stand in her way, not even a forbidden romance with her boss Ridley Dresden.
But all her plans for the future are put on hold when Konstantin– a fallen hero she once loved – begins kidnapping changelings. Bryn is sent in to help stop him, but will she lose her heart in the process?
I love finding books from Minnesota (my home state) writers. Frostfire had such a pretty cover and I thought it sounded a bit of fairy tale, fantasy style, so I gave it a shot.
- Amanda Hocking has a great writing style. I loved her world-building. At first I was worried that I wouldn't fully understand all the cultures and all of the positions, but I caught on fairly quickly.
- World-building is always my number one with fantasy and made-up places. I want to be able to fully understand the structure of the society and envision it easily. When the world-building is well done, I can fall easily into the book and picture what the characters are going through and get wrapped up in a book.
- Bryn was an interesting character. She was an outsider from birth, because her mother was from a different tribe and she looked different than the rest of the Kanin people. She was blonde in a sea of dark haired people. She stuck out like a sore thumb. Along with her unique characteristics, she wanted more than anything to be a tracker for her people. It was a hard job and even harder because she was a woman. She had to constantly fight to be better and to prove to everyone that she was able to do the job.
- Ridley was one of my favorite characters. He was such a perfect mix of bad boy and good guy, definitely the type of guy that I would fall for in real life. I enjoyed his progression from the beginning of the book to the end and am interested to see where he and Bryn, if it happens, goes.
- The whole baby situation in the book was odd. I just couldn't really wrap my mind around the way that was the best option for the community and a reasoning for income. With all their talents I would have thought they could find a better way to survive.
- This book was a complete set up for the rest of the series. I knew that I was going to be a bit disappointed with the end when there were so many unanswered questions and only a few pages left. Luckily all the books are going to come out soon, so I only have to wait until May for the next one, but I still like for a story to be a bit more wrapped up first.