Frost and Flame
From Gena Showalter, the New York Times bestselling author of the Lords of the Underworld saga, comes Frost and Flame, the second book in the scorching paranormal romance series Gods of War.
Bane of Adwaeweth is the most feared immortal warrior in All War history. Possessed by a bloodthirsty beast, he will stop at nothing to win. Then he meets irresistible Nola Lee. He h...more
So this is the second book in this imaginative new series and this time around we are experiencing foster sister Nora's story.
I actually connected with this story much more than its predecessor and rated this one much higher.
I think that maybe for a multitude of reasons. one biggee being that Nora herself is a lupus and fibromyalgia sufferer.
I myself have fibro so I really felt able to identify with her on a huge level.
I could feel her struggles and easily walk a day in her shoes this really he ...more
While Vale is grabbed by Knox, Nola finds herself face to face with Bane of Adwaeweth, a man she’s been dreaming about for years.
Bane is a fearsome shifting warrior with a beast dragon inside. He requires Nola for his revenge plans against his evil queen, he just never ...more
So Nola has been dreaming about a man for years. His name? Bane of Adwaeweth. During some time of the book, she finally sees him in person. While this happens Vale, Nola's sister is captured by Knox. However, this novel isn't about Vale ladies and gentleman, its about Nola ...more
While this story was great, I will admit that I was not as connected to them right away. I was mildly frustrated that neither Bane nor Nola Lee were ever really together for long periods of time for almost half the book. The constan ...more
Nola and her foster-sister Vale were traveling when they find a cave with many frozen and very attractive people in it. As they manage to escape their ice prisons, they begin to learn that they are in the middle of an All War, wh ...more
Gena Showalter’s Gods of War series has quickly become some of my favorite of her work to date. Brutal, comical, sweet and poignant, Frost and Flame took the battle for Terra/Earth to a whole new exciting level.
I will mention first that readers who get squeamish reading gory fight scenes will probably not dig this series. At all. Because–whew!–Showalter doesn’t skimp on the intricate details of the many fights between the comb ...more
I was so so confused by this book.
The prologue really drew me in, I loved everything that was happening and I was excited to read more! But then in Chapter 1, I just had absolutely no idea at all what was going on. How many years had passed? What was happening? Who were these characters?
Sadly it never made much more sense and I was just very blah about the whole book.
We are brought back to the beginning of the All War on Earth, back to before it even begins and this time we will see the war through Bane of Adwaeweth's eyes. We meet him briefly last time and know that he is a feared warrior like the others, but also he is ...more
You are my salvation and my damnation, rolled into one beautiful package.”
Well hot diggity damn, this was great! I'm so happy I gave this series another shot after not quite connecting with the first book, because this one officially hooked me. The connection and chemistry that I found lacking in the first one was absolutely incendiary in this one. Pun intended.
I was so curious about Bane and Nola's book from the second they appeared inShadow and Ice. The story here runs parallel to t ...more
He has been tasked in finding and killing the next Queen of Adwaeweth (a realm outside Earth)but after watching his wife being killed (Bane refused to leave his home world, he didn’t want to leave his wife so she was slaughtered in front of him.) he has sworn to find and protect the princess, so that she can kill the queen and B ...more
The second in the Gods of War series, Gena bring us back to the All War, and all the drama it brings. Now you don't HAVE to read the first book to understand what is going on in this one, but it's a Showalter book, so why wouldn't you. LOL
This story revolves around Bane and Nola. We are welcomed back to previous characters like Vale, Knox and Zion as well. The thing I love the most a ...more
The second b ...more
She is such a cutie that I just want to keep her for myself. She has worked so hard in her life that she definitely needs break. Like a big one, not going into the winter and discover another dimension like she did. It definitely blew he ...more
almost doesn’t compare.
Bane and Nola kept ‘playing’ this game of ‘want you-don’t want you’ during most of the book. Although some tension is welcoming on a romance trope like that, this was a little too much. It made some sections of the book rather tedious.
I also didn’t appreciate that it had the exact same timeline as Shadow and Ice. Yes, it was nice knowing what happened to Nola while Knox and Vale’s arc was deve ...more
The main characters, Bane and Nora, were an interesting mix. Nora battles a mysterious chronic, debili ...more
I love a little will they-won't they, but the number of times these two went back and forth nearly gave me whiplash. Literally, one paragraph he has finally resigned himself to loving her and the next he's like "wow, no, hate this bitch, bye". Too much. I ...more
Bane is an immortal warrior of all time. He is possessed by a beast and controlled by an evil Queen.
Bane is supposed to find Nola and kill her before she can be Queen. But when he finds her things change and Nola can finally be with a man without being sick. She has dealt with health issues her whole life and they seemed to be getting worse. So with her best friend they end up fighting to get Nola where she needs to be and to perfo ...more
Frost and Flame is Bane and Nola's book. And oh boy what a story it is. It's raw and gritty and def. nsfw and not for the faint of heart.
Frost and Flame is a fast paced nailbiting story and deals with sens. subjects.
I was captivated from chapter one and ...more
It. 👏🏻 Is. 👏🏻 So. 👏🏻 Good. 👏🏻
As much as I love pretty much everything written by Gena Showalter, FROST AND FLAME has taken a special place in my heart. The heroine, Nola, is one of my favorite characters she has created. Nola has chronic autoimmune diseases and the way her imperfect life is written is well done. The pacing of the story of perfection. The chemistry is hopping of the pages. This is one of the best paranormal romance books I have read this year.😍
There're some elements of dark fantasy and an amazing world building.
The cast of characters is fleshed out, I liked both Bane and Nora and rooted for them.
The plot is well crafted, Ms Showalter can surely write a page turner that will keep you hooked till the end.
I didn't read the first instalment in this series but I had no issue with the plot or the characters.
I look forward to reading the next novel in this series, highly recommended! ...more
Frost and Flame (Gods of War #2) is a brilliant sequel with all I had hoped for... and so much more. This PNR has excellent world-building, smoking hot romance, and fascinating characters.
Bane and Nola have fierce chemistry with each other even when they quarrel. You want them together and hope through their entire cat-and-mouse relationship it happens.
Gena Showalter is a masterful storyteller! Her words capture your senses, and attention, on the first p ...more
If you haven’t read book #2, I advise you to do so before reading this book. Frost and Flame went downhill after the prologue I wanted to like the book, but without the background story of this world, it was very troublesome to navigate, therefore it was difficult to get into the predicament of the characters.
Her novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Seventeen Magazine, and have been transl ...more