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“In a kingdom ruled by a mad king atop a throne of ice and snow, being born with the magic of fire is a death sentence. Ruby was born with this gift though and while she tries to smother the roaring fire in her heart it becomes harder and harder to hide the truth in her small mountain village. When soldiers come knocking on her door they rip apart her life and nothing can ever be the same. Swept up in rebel plans, Ruby has nothing left to cling onto but revenge and agrees to become their instrument of death for the king who took everything from her. With the help of a stranger who warms her heart one moment and dunks her in ice the next, plus an old master frostblood as her teacher, her impossible task just might be possible. Filled with magic, well-done fight scenes, and intrigue this book had a little bit of everything I enjoy in a good book.”
- Constance's Collection
Book 1 of the New York Times bestselling series, perfect for fans of Red Queen. An "enchanting and fast-paced debut" that "lights up the page with magic, romance, and action."
Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a Fireblood who has concealed her powers of heat and flame from the cruel Frostblood ruling class her entire life. But when her mother is killed trying to protect her, and rebel Frostbloods demand her help to overthrow their bloodthirsty king, she agrees to come out of hiding, desperate to have her revenge.
Despite her unpredictable abilities, Ruby trains with the rebels and the infuriating--yet irresistible--Arcus, who seems to think of her as nothing more than a weapon. But before they can take action, Ruby is captured and forced to compete in the king's tournaments that pit Fireblood prisoners against Frostblood champions. Now she has only one chance to destroy the maniacal ruler who has taken everything from her--and from the icy young man she has come to love.
Vivid and compelling, Frostblood is the first in an exhilarating series, followed by Fireblood and Nightblood, about a world where flame and ice are mortal enemies...but together create a power that could change everything.
A New York Times Bestseller
"This enchanting and fast-paced debut lights up the page with magic, romance, and action, all of which is expertly interwoven throughout the text. Readers will be eagerly anticipating the next book in the series."—Booklist
"This is an enjoyable, fast-paced debut that blends romance into a story of suspenseful battles, royal prisons, and rebel schemes.... perfect for fans of Red Queen
and will delight those who love fantasy, adventure, and romance. A strong addition to any YA fantasy collection."—School Library Journal
"Ruby's a spitfire who faces her challenges with grit.... A slow-burning, classic tale."—Kirkus Reviews
"A strong debut for Blake.... succeeds in laying down intriguing framework for the books to come."—Publishers Weekly
"Ruby and Arcus don't disappoint."—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"With a fierce and vibrant world, richly-drawn characters, a steamy romance, and page-turning twists, Frostblood
has all the elements of a great fantasy."—Morgan Rhodes, New York Times bestselling author of the Fallen Kingdoms Series
"Compelling characters, a fascinating world, and an exhilarating story beautifully wrought in this must-read debut."—Eve Silver, author of the Game series
"Fast-paced and brimming with magic and intrigue, Frostblood
will keep you frozen in place until the last page and then leave you burning for more."—Lori M. Lee, author of Gates of Thread and Stone
"A fun, effortless first installment in a new series with a high PoP (probability of popularity)."—The Globe and Mail