757427How far would a parent go to save their child?  Or one man to save his brother?  How deep does the darkness in a man’s soul reach that he would destroy his own people?

These are questions I feel Frostfell poses during the course of the story.  Written by Mark Sehestedt, Frostfell is the final book in the Wizards saga and revolves largely around a woman, a war wizard of Cormyr, out to save her son who was kidnapped by slavers.

But the slaves were working for something far more ominous and during her quest she travels north into the wastelands and frozen reaches of her world where she allies with a clan from another world: elves who take the form of wolves, or wolves who take the form of elves, depending on their mood.  And only through the sheer determination of a mother searching for her lost child, she is able to unit the clan the those they have exiled to hunt down the true source of trouble north of Cormyr.

A legendary war, a forgotten civilization, history lost to myth, and an immortal bloodline cleansed and reunited.  All in the frozen, lifeless, haunted ruins of a place called Winterfell.

I had a hard time putting Frostfell down, which is probably why I was able to power through it in less than a day.  I was really hesitant to read any of the Wizards saga at first, but it turned out to be worthwhile.

Up next, first in the Nobles saga, King Pinch by David Cook.

291539The king is dead, long live the king.

Meet Pinch, a man of many titles: scoundrel, thief, criminal extraordinaire, …heir to the throne?

Manferic III, Pinch’s guardian and the former ruler of Ankhapur, has died without a direct heir. By ancient law, the crown will pass to the relative “chosen by the cup,” a family relic, in a ceremony whereby the rightful heir is selected and pretenders and other rejected candidates meet their deaths.

Pinch’s outlaw days have prepared him for life on the mean streets…but is he ready for the dangers that lurk in courtly hallways, among royal relatives and dagger-bearing shadows?