Cover image for Frostfire
Hocking, Amanda, author.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2015.

Physical Description:
321 pages ; 21 cm.
Tracker Bryn Aven's goal of becoming a member of the elite King's Guard is threatened when she is sent to stop Konstantin, a fallen hero who she once secretly loved, who appears to be kidnapping changelings.
Reading Level:
870 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.6 12.0 173657.

Format :


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Y FICTION Young Adult Fiction Young Adult
Y FICTION Young Adult Fiction Popular Materials-Young Adult
Y FICTION Young Adult Fiction Young Adult
Y FICTION Young Adult Fiction Open Shelf
Y FICTION Young Adult Fiction Fantasy

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Hidden deep in the heart of a snow-covered wilderness lies the secret kingdom of the Kanin--a magical realm as beautiful as it is treacherous…

Bryn Aven has never fit into Kanin society. Her blond hair and blue eyes set her apart as an outsider--a half-blood unable to hold a respectable rank. But she's determined to prove herself as a loyal protector of the kingdom she loves. Her dream is to become a member of the King's elite guard, and she's not going to let anything stand in her way…not even her growing feelings for her boss, Ridley Dresden. A relationship between them is strictly forbidden, but Bryn can't fight her attraction to him. And she's beginning to think he feels it too. Meanwhile, there's an attack on the kingdom--one that will test Bryn's strength like never before. Finally, she has the chance to confront Konstantin Black, the traitor who tried to kill her father years ago. It's up to Bryn to put a stop to him before he strikes again. But is she willing to risk everything to protect a kingdom that doesn't accept her for who she really is? And when her mission brings her closer to Ridley, will she be able to deny her heart?

Author Notes

Amanda Hocking was born on July 12, 1984. She is an author who garnered a following by self-publishing many of her young adult novels. Her works include Virtue, the My Blood Approves series, the Trylle Trilogy, the Hollows series, and the Watersong series. Her title Frostfire made The New York Times Best Seller List.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Bryn is a talented tracker of changelings, but she remains an outcast among her Kanin tribe because she is of mixed descent: her blonde hair and blue eyes make her stand out among the other trolls. She is determined to prove herself, though, and rise in rank to become a king's guard. When an assignment reconnects her with an old nemesis, Bryn will have to use all of her skills to survive. Hocking's Trylle trilogy introduced some of the characters and backstory for this new series, The Kanin Chronicles. This first book does, however, stand alone. And perhaps it will send readers back to the stories of the Trylle. Bryn is a study in conflicts: she is determined and yet vulnerable; solitary but seeking relationships with family and friends. Kristin Cashore's Graceling (2008) and its companion books would make an excellent read-alike for teens who appreciate the duality of Bryn's life. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Hocking has amassed a massive readership with her Trylle and Watersong series, and a multiplatform media campaign for this series starter will likely grow her numbers further.--Lesesne, Teri Copyright 2014 Booklist

Publisher's Weekly Review

Returning to the troll world of her Trylle trilogy, Hocking explores another tribe of trolls in this first book in the Kanin Chronicles. Bryn Aven is a tracker who recovers changelings (Kanin children reared by humans) once they reach adulthood. An outsider in appearance and powers, Bryn straddles the line between Kanin and the Skojare, her mother's defected tribe. When changelings are threatened by Konstantin Black, a sworn enemy of the Kanin, Bryn weighs her devotion to her father, who was attacked by Black, against her growing conviction that Black is merely a pawn. In addition to tribe rivalries and changeling abductions, Hocking brews sexual tension between Bryn and her boss, Ridley, while introducing secondary plots: a pregnant friend, a mother who doesn't approve of Bryn's job, and Bryn's growing distrust of the royals she is sworn to protect. Those unfamiliar with Hocking's Trylle novels may find the boundary between the human and troll worlds difficult to discern, but the novel's lingering questions and the author's knack for cliffhangers are reason enough to anticipate the next installment. Ages 12-up. Agent: Steven Axelrod, Axelrod Agency. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.