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Thank you to Netgalley and Avon and Harper Voyager for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review The Frozen Crown.This story centers around Askia A princess and rightful queen of Seravesh Her cousin murders her grandfather the king and steals her kingdom He is a puppet for another, The mad emperor of the Roven Empire He is steadily burning and pillaging his way to Seravesh in order to take over it and all of the neighboring kingdoms At the beginning of the book, we find Askia meeting with a neighboring kingdom begging for am army so she can take back her land and crown I’m not exactly sure how to explain my qualms with this book so please bear with me through this analogy Have you ever tried to edit a video clip on your phone? You can slide the bars on either end making the clip shorter from both the beginning and the end of the clip That’s how I feel about this book Someone shortened the begging and the ending and I was only left with the middle of the story I was dropped into the beginning with no back story or worldbuilding I was mostly lost until around 30% of the book After 30% The story did pick up and I enjoyed watching Askia find her way through court politics and intrigues I felt compassion for the choices she needed to make and the dreams she also needed to surrender Then I was hit with a huge cliff hanger I’ve read a lot of reviews lately and cliff hangers seem to be the central point hate in most of them I am not normally in the “hate” camp on this subject but this ending was especially hard for me since I felt like the beginning of the book was lacking history It was a double whammy if you will I probably would have forgiven one or the other but both were too much I think this story really had a lot of potentials to be great but lacked worldbuilding and back story. I particularly enjoyed the magic system in this book It does seem to have clearly defined rules and limits but the characters’ don’t fully know everything about all the different types of magic This creates interesting situations and problems as they try to discoverinformation They also have to contend with people within the court who are distrustful of magic users and even outright hate them compounding the need for secrecy The court intrigue is also such a great part of this book There is some culture clash as Askia learns to navigate the rules and social norms of the court It is wonderful to see how she not only finds ways to overcome this but also uses her outsider status to her advantage Figuring out who will really help or harm her and her kingdom is a fascinating game with the highest stakes for both herself and her country The characters in this intrigue are well done and all around I found the book to be well written and captivating The ending left me wantingand I am excited for the next book. A princess with a powerful and dangerous secret must find a way to save her country from ruthless invaders in this exciting debut fantasy, the first novel in a thrilling duology packed with heroism, treachery, magic, and warAskia became heir to the Frozen Crown of Seravesh because of her devotion to her people But her realm is facing a threat she cannot defeat by sheer will alone The mad emperor of the Roven Empire has unleashed a horde of invading soldiers to enslave her lands For months, her warriors have waged a valiant, stealth battle, yet they cannot stop the enemy’s advancement Running out of time, she sets sail for sundrenched Vishir, the neighboring land to the south, to seek help from its ruler, Emperor ArmaanA young woman raised in army camps, Askia is illequipped to navigate Vishir’s labyrinthine political games Her every move sinks her deeper into court intrigues which bewilder and repel her, leaving her vulnerable not only to enemies gathering at Vishir's gates, but to those behind the palace walls And in this glittering court, where secrets are worth than gold, Askia fears that one false step will expose her true nature For Askia is a witch gifted with magical abilities—knowledge that could destroy not only her life but her people As her adversaries draw closer, Askia is forced to make an impossible choice—and no matter what she decides, it may not be enough to prevent Seravesh’s fall  The Frozen Crown (The Frozen Crown, #1)


About the Author: Greta Kelly

Greta K Kelly is (probably) not a witch, death or otherwise, but she can still be summoned with offerings of too beautiful to use journals and Butterfingers candy She currently lives in Wisconsin with her husband, daughter, and a cat who may, or may not, control the weather.


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