Jill Criswell

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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).

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Beasts of the Frozen Sun (F...

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Beasts of the Frozen Sun (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: This is the epilogue and first two chapters from my debut novel, Beasts of the Frozen Sun, a young adult fantasy inspired by Viking invasions in Ireland. It's about a girl with the power to read a person's soul who saves the enemy warrior sent to attack her village, and the forbidden bond between them that sparks a war between gods and men.
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The only Grishaverse book that ever left me disappointed. Moves slowly, and feels like not a lot really happens until the end. But that was a killer ending, and I'll definitely read the sequel.
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“He was carving me. Marking me. I whimpered as blood dripped down my neck. 'Mine,' he said.
A threat and a promise.”
Jill Criswell, Beasts of the Frozen Sun

“Burn brightly. Love fiercely. For all else is dust.”
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“I am a beast to them. You are the only one who lets me be a man.”
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“I am a beast to them. You are the only one who lets me be a man.”
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“He is everything you fear, and worse. He is also everything you hope, and more.”
Jill Criswell, Beasts of the Frozen Sun

“The blade hovered between us. I could kill him. He could kill me. That’s how it was meant to be—there could be nothing else between us now.”
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“I brushed my fingers over the black flames of his warrior-mark. There were secrets behind these markings. This man was full of secrets, and I wanted to unravel them.”
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“He was carving me. Marking me. I whimpered as blood dripped down my neck. 'Mine,' he said.
A threat and a promise.”
Jill Criswell, Beasts of the Frozen Sun

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