November 23, 2020

#BookReview: Kingdom of Ice and Bone (Frozen Sun Saga #2) by Jill Criswell

Synopsis: Lira and Reyker have lost everything. Including each other.

Lira of Stone watched her home burn and her clan fall beneath the sword of the warlord known as the Dragon. She believes the man she loves, a warrior who defected from the Dragon s army, is dead. Alongside her exiled brother and his band of refugees, she will fight the forces that conquered her island. But the greatest danger may come from Lira herself with the blood of banished gods running through her veins, she s become a weapon, and no one is safe from the power of her wrath.

Reyker Lagorsson thought he was done being a Dragonman. That was before he saw Lira leap from a cliff and vanish into the sea. Determined to honor her memory by protecting her people, Reyker must feign loyalty to the warlord, undermine him at every turn, and seek alliances with renegade soldiers without succumbing to the battle-madness that threatens to possess him once more.

When the Fallen Ones offer Lira a chance to defeat the Dragon, her quest leads her to a place she never expected Iseneld, the warlord s homeland. Her journey into the heart of the Frozen Sun will put her on a collision course with Reyker, costing both of them more than they ever imagined, and leaving her with a terrible choice: to save their countries, she must forsake everything she loves.


Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
My Review: After the train wreck of book one. I am not sure how I got this one. BUT!! I am so glad we did!! Because I dived right in thinking that I was going to hate it. But I was happily surprised to find out that where book one was jumping all over the place and felt more like an adult fantasy this one was so much better.  The writing felt more fleshed out and the story felt like it was well on its way.  If you got through book one with a sad heart this one will blow you away!  I hope we get more! 

About the Author

Jill Criswell is a writer of young adult historical fantasy. Born and raised in the swamps of northeastern Florida, she earned degrees in English and psychology and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Central Florida. Her greatest passion, besides reading and writing, is traveling the world; she's visited fifty countries across six continents, falling in love with places like Iceland, Namibia, and Cambodia. She works as a university English teacher and lives in South Carolina, near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with her husband and daughter (who is named after a volcano in Iceland). She is the author of Beasts of the Frozen Sun, the first book in the Frozen Sun Saga. For more information, visit 

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.


''A fierce saga, beautifully told, that will transport readers to a time of magic and gods, battles and clan warfare. A totally engrossing and epic adventure.'' --Jessica Leake, author of Beyond a Darkened Shore and Through the White Wood, on Beasts of the Frozen Sun

''High stakes and a whirlwind adventure...This book is full of forbidden love, a world on the brink of war, and incredible magic like the ability to read someone's soul...A story you could lose yourself in.'' --Hypable on Beasts of the Frozen Sun

''Intense, action-packed...The mythology and reality of Lira and Reyker's world are captivating...Purchase for fans of Game of Thrones-inspired fantasy.'' --School Library Journal on Beasts of the Frozen Sun

''Sweeps the reader into a lush and vivid world of magic and betrayal...An amazing debut.'' --Erin Beaty, author of the Traitor's Circle trilogy, on Beasts of the Frozen Sun --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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