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Set in modern-day Canada, Frostfire ushers us into the magical world of the Kanin – one of the five breeds of trolls. (Yes, this story is about trolls.) The five breeds of trolls are the Kanin, the Trylle, the Skojare, the Vittra, and the Omte, who are a more aggressive and less attractive form of trolls called, you guessed it, ogres.
Our story is told by Bryn Aven, a strong-willed 19-year-old tracker aspiring to become one of the Hogdragen (an elite guard that protects the Kanin kingdom). Bryn has been sent on a mission to collect the person who is next in line to the Kanin throne, a changeling. While trying to get the changeling, Bryn has a run-in with the last person she ever thought to see – the exiled Konstantin Black.
When the King orders the trackers and the Hogdragen to pair up and collect all the changelings, Bryn and Ridley (her attractive boss) begin tracking a teenage changeling. Before they can locate her, she is already missing. They split up, Ridley finding only her body, and Bryn meeting Konstantin Black. Konstantin seems to warn her of something: he knows what is really going on. He leaves Bryn unharmed. Bryn and Ridley return home, feeling the shift that has begun in their relationship – both of them have feelings for each other that a tracker and her boss should not have.
When the Skojare Queen goes missing, King Evert sends Bryn and Ridley to Storvatten to locate the her and investigate the wealth of jewels in the Skojare tribe. Things in Storvatten seem enshrouded in mystery. Bryn and Ridley are prevented from investigating the situation too closely. When Konstantin shows up, yet again, it appears that he is more involved than ever. Bryn discovers that he is working for the most wanted man of all the Kanin – Victor Dalig.
This book kept my attention, with an interesting perspective on trolls, a nice amount of love interest, and plenty of action. I would recommend this series to fans of YA Fantasy.
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