Title: Beasts of the Frozen Sun (Frozen Sun Saga #1)
Author: Jill Criswell
Release Date: August 6th 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
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.
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Jill Criswell is a writer of Young Adult Historical Fantasy. She was 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).
Official Playlist for BEASTS OF THE FROZEN SUN
For explanations of which songs go with which scenes in the book, please visit the “Extras” tab on my website, https://jillcriswell.com
Here’s a link to the playlist on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2UPIDnqGOmKJ6eCz9LgMtU?si=e-SB000hTcCaLqyT9AvDDA
- Zola Jesus – “Vessel”
- Smashing Pumpkins – “Eye”
- A Perfect Circle – “Counting Bodies Like Sheep to the Rhythm of the War Drums”
- Delirium (featuring Sarah McLachlan) – “Silence”
- Agnes Obel – “Familiar”
- Fever Ray – “If I had a Heart”
- Eivør – “Surrender”
- Faun – “Lupercalia”
- Flogging Molly – “Devil’s Dance Floor”
- Godsmack – “Voodoo”
- Loreena McKennitt – “The Mystic’s Dream”
- Susanne Sundfør – “O Master”
- Puscifer – “Man Overboard”
- Wardruna – “Solringen”
- The Killers – “Goodnight, Travel Well”
Check out the other amazing bloggers on Beasts of the Frozen Sun tour!
Prize: Win (1) of (3) BEASTS OF THE FROZEN SUN bundles: a signed copy of the book and some author swag (a bookmark, pendant, and magnet) [INT]
Start Date: August 14th, 2019
End Date: August 28th, 2019
Thank you, Fantastic Flying Book Club, for having us on this wonderful blog tour!