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Fire and Frost; no two nations have ever been so divided. Only two bridges across the great River Gora connects them and their long standing hatred. When spring comes early the Frost Nation looks upon the Fire Nation with suspicion. Soon they will discover that the rising rivers, warmer temperatures, and the quakes are all a result of something far more terrifying then ...more
Kindle Edition, 274 pages
Published December 31st 2015
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J.L.
Jun 05, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: may-2016
DISCLAIMER: I received a free ebook copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

It's really easy to make assumptions about this book from the artwork and back cover blurb. The good assumptions are right on the nose for a happy ending: strong female characters and two kingdoms that must unite to overcome adversity. The bad assumptions are never fulfilled. Instead, the reader gets a sprawling cast of well-developed and defined characters and a fantasy world steeped in magic that still has
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David Rose
Nov 02, 2016 rated it liked it
Frost Burn is an almost middle-grades fantasy using the classic theme of complementary opposites. Almost middle-grades because while the feel is that of a teen-level story, there is one mild but explicit sex scene.

The tale is set in a simply laid out world in which the two nations occupy two long islands adjacent to each other, north and south. The magical northern Fire Nation is, obviously, heat loving, while the southern Frost Nation people have a magic which embraces ice. The writing in the
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Tara Woods Turner
Apr 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book. As a lifetime fan of fantasy I am often hit over the head with authors' heavy-handed world building and tendencies to tell and not show. Frost burn surprisingly made me fall effortlessly into its world in a way that was organic and seamless. To me, that is half the battle for a good fantasy or sci-fi novel. I was also grateful for the non-preachy take on global warming and the dangers of ignoring or abusing the environment. I found this book to be thrilling and ...more
Aly
Jan 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book very much. I could not put it down. I wanted to keep reading what happened next. This was an exciting book for me. Lots of action! * I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*
Ooha Biddala
Apr 16, 2018 rated it liked it
The land of frost and fire have always been at war with each other. An uneasy peace established for trade purposes is the only thing holding together the two thin bridges between them. However, when nature decides to take things into her own hands, all mortals have to come together, whether they wield fire or ice, to withstand her wrath.


I like nature in books. And a story about how nature could destroy you with her little finger while not flinching at all is a concept which we're all
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Jaffa Kintigh
Jan 22, 2016 rated it liked it
A cast of likable characters elevates this other-world fantasy as 2 queendoms, bitter rivals from ancient times, are forced to deal with each other as their planets succumbs to global warming. As disasters rattle the nations, a small handful of heroes and royals from each lean on each other and their magic abilities to avert complete annihilation.

The original premise of a Fire Nation headed by fire-wielding magic-users versus a Frost Nation with ice magic seemed too dichotomous, too convenient.
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Shari Sakurai
Jan 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
*I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review *

Frost Burn tells the story of two nations who must put their differences aside in order to save their world.

The authors have cleverly developed two very different nations; the Fire Nation and the Frost Nation who have been at odds with each other for many, many years. As a consequence their queens of the past opted to isolate the two countries from each other. Now they find themselves having to work together or face the destruction
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Cat
Jan 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The very first thing that I noticed is that although this book has two authors, there is very little change in voice or writing style between the two authors, which makes the story easy to read.

From start to finish, this book keeps your attention, moving along at a rapid pace that keeps you on the edge of your seat, keeping you guessing right up until the end. That being said, the story is not light on character depth or development; each of the principle characters has depth and evolves as the
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David
Jan 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: have-book
I did enjoy reading this novel. It had a nice mix of action and a good story on both Frost and Fire sides which easily kept me interested in wanting to read on. Btw- I liked the Frost story a tad more.

What puzzles me is why the book was done in "parts" instead of being separated as "chapters" throughout as most books are written. I didn't see the need to have parts. There didn't seem to be a difference in story flow no matter which part of the book you were at. It also effected the way the
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Naturalbri (Bri Wignall)
Apr 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
This fantasy takes Frost and fire and gives it a new twist. It approaches the story in a completely different manner. I loved that they were forced to put aside their differences and work together to save their world. It gave the book a deep reason and meaning to fight.

The characters, especially the leading ladies, were created exceptionally well. The two mains were excellent. Though they disliked and even struggle to trust one another, they had the foresight and intellect to put that to the
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Sanna Hines
Jul 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Frost Burn gives us a world where people are divided by temperature tolerance and where magic is basic technology. Fascinating concepts. Now add in climate change afflicting both groups, who must overcome their prejudices to survive. Their joint solution to impending ecological disaster is bold, imaginative and wildly suspenseful.

To complicate matters, reactionary forces attempt to thwart the global rescue plan. Arguments about whether magic is natural and what the gods want are believable.
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Daniel Nanto
Jul 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the first book of Munson and Rae's that I have read, and I have to say I am impressed. Frost Burn is an interesting story with a rich cast of characters. In reading this book, I found a lot to like. Overall, I would recommend it to others who enjoy reading fantasy stories.

There is a lot to like about this book. I enjoyed the descriptions and concepts behind the two opposing nations of people and enjoyed reading about how natural disasters could unite two very different groups. I also
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K.A. Pharrel
Aug 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved the strong female heroine queens. Two opposite worlds must bridge together, put their differences aside, to survive the climatic events. Your classic neighbor verses neighbor feud. The author did a fantastic job in developing the characters, and I took a great liking to them. The pace of the story unraveled smoothly, with no lack of detail left out. Teamwork, along with magical powers, may save them reading the dynamics between the characters kept me hooked and was a very ...more
sandra tabar
Jun 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It was a real treat to read this story. Well written, the characters well developed. And I didn't have to wait for a sequel to know the end. Brilliant!!!

There was nothing at all to dislike about this book, from start to end, it was a great read, couldn't put it down.
Angela Oliver
Sep 10, 2016 rated it liked it
An enticing plot, with a well-conceptualized world and strong characters, but the writing style felt a little weak, especially early on, relying too much on tell and exposition and not fully immersing the reader into this world of frost and fire.
Ami
Jan 26, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
**I received a copy of Frost Burn from one of the authors, and this review first posted on my blog, luvtoread: https://luvtoread.com/2017/02/10/fros...
Frost Burn took awhile for me to get into, but I grew to love the setting and the characters. Frost Burn is an interesting fantasy book. I hadnt ever heard of this book before, until one of the authors emailed me and asked me to consider reading it. Im very glad that I decided to read Frost Burn as it had adventure and romance, friendship and
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Hannah (booklattes)
Oct 31, 2016 rated it liked it
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*I was given this book in exchange for an honest review :) thank you to the lovely K.T. Munson for sending it to me!!*

Things I liked: (spoilers marked)

i. Present Day Issues: Both the Fire and Frost nations blamed each other for their problems which I feel is a present day issue. I kept thinking to myself this is so frustrating why dont they just work together clearly they need each other or theyre going to die!! And then it hit me that nations today literally do the exact same thing.

ii. Positive
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K.T. Munson is an independent author. First published at 5 years old in the young writers conference, she has pursued writing ever since. She maintains a blog creatingworldswithwords.wordpress.com that is about writing and her novels. She was born and raised in the last frontier, the great state of Alaska.

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