The Frozen Crown
A princess with a powerful and dangerous secret must find a way to save he ...more
Thank you to NetGalley and Harper Voyager for a copy of this ARC in exchange for an honest review!
This book blew me away! I really didn't expect much from it, but The Frozen Crown ran laps around my expectations. It was a beautifully intricate royal politics read that was far better than most I've read in the genre!
In The Frozen Crown, we follow Askia, the heir to the Frozen Crown of Seravesh. Her nation is facing a threat she can ...more
The world building was very well done. I especially appreciated the own world mythology the author c ...more
The court intrigue is also such a great part of this book. Th ...more
The Frozen Crown is the first installment in author Greta Kelly's Warrior Witch Duology. 21-year-old Princess Askia Poritskaya e-Nimri, rightful heir to the Frozen Crown of Seravesh, has spent months with Black Wolf Legion battling invading soldiers of the Rovan Empire. In order to save her country, she goes on a courageous quest south to Vishir to seek aid from Emperor Armaan. With little training in decorum and political games, Askia deals ...more
The Frozen Crown.
This story centers around Askia. A princess and rightful queen of Seravesh. Her cousin murders her grandfather the king and steals her kingdom. He is a puppet for another, The mad emperor of the Roven Empire. He is steadily burning and pillaging his way to Seravesh in order to take over it and all of the neighboring kingdoms. At the beginning of the book, we ...more
Askia is a fierce protagonist willing to sacrifice her life and freedom for her people. She continually casts ...more
Askia is not your typical simpering court darling and she gains the attention of a prince, some warriors, some court members and even the Emperor. Pretty much everyone want ...more
I’ll cut straight to the chase in case you just want the bottom line: I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Fair warning though, it may start to consume you with the urge to read continuously to the detriment of all other things in your life. In a way, the main character Askia reminded me of all the strong female characters Tamora Pierce has created over the years and first sparked my love of readin ...more
Political intrigue, a bit of romance, some sword fights, solid characters. The plotline may be a bit familiar, but it was still a fun read, and ...more
I have to say (and this does not always happen), but the synopsis nails the plot. The entirety of the book is Askia hanging out in Vishir working the ...more
First Thought After Finishing: I need the sequel immediately!
Any novel billed with both magic and treachery is one that makes it onto my TBR list immediately. I was very excited to get a copy of The Frozen Crown on Netgalley, and the intriguing synopsis of this book did not disappoint! From the magic system to the political intrigue, this book kept me turning page after page to see what would happen next.
Askia is the r ...more
I've been thinking ...more
This is fantasy okay. We got court politics, a well thought out magic system, yearning, pining, betrayal. The author put her foot on our necks and did not let up one bit. I stayed up till 6am finishing this cause I could not put it down. I cried severaltimes.
Ilya. I think that’s all I need to say about that. (But no really I would take a paper cut to the eye for this man. Someone ple ...more
I was pulled into the bitter cold as soon as I started reading Askia's story and THEN things got worse once she was pulled into the endless political scheming at Emperor Armaan's court. The people she meets may or may not have their own agenda and she must cull those who are true friends from those who see her as yet another pawn in their games.
The characters are ...more
Court intrigue and politics are some of my weaknesses when it comes to fantasy. I’ll gladly forego all the violence, blood, action, and ultimate battles for court intrigue. Give me a bunch of characters who manipulate each other, have ulterior motives, and hold your fate in their hands and I’m a happy reader. Except I was a little fru ...more
“I’m here for an army, not to play court politics.”
I loved Askia. A badass orphan princess and witch who wields deat ...more
I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect from this fantasy debut, but I enjoyed it immensely. While this book doesn’t really do anything new with the various standard fantasy bits and pi ...more
The first in a new fantasy series by Greta Kelly, The Frozen Crown follows the story of young Princess Askia, heir to the Frozen Crown of Seravesh. After the ...more
by Greta Kelly
Thank you to the author and the publisher for the complimentary ARC. I am choosing to leave a fair and honest review.
Please note this book will be released on 1/12/2021
“ I came to Vishir for an army not a husband.”
Askia, soon after the assassination of her parents, seeks aide from an ally. Her kingdom is now in the hands of an age old adversary. Her only choice is to head south and beg for troops.
This is a worthy successor to ...more
In this story we’re following Princess Askia of Seravesh as she travels to Vishir hoping to procure an army to defend her land. Radovan, the ruthless ruler of the Roven Empire, has been slaying villages inside her borders. Askia has run out of options. But life at Vishir takes political finesse, which is something Askia has little experien ...more
It has been a while since I’ve read an Adult Fantasy novel that wasn’t an unnecessarily gigantic tome. “The Frozen Crown” is on a refreshing shorter side and manages to use it to its advantage by packing the pages with court tension and unexpected reveals.
The story starts after Princess Askia of Seravesh escapes an empire threatening to usurp her kingdom, and we are immediately thrown into the fast-moving plot. Greta Kelly doesn’t coddle the...more
This book was a wonderful book and I can't deny that by any means. It jumps straight into the story and even though it can be slightly confusing at fi ...more
I loved this. It is filled with political intrigue, magic, and a strong female lead who will do anything to save her people. I really liked the magic system in this, it is fairly straightforward and uncomplicated. Much of it seems to be up to the user to explore their limits and see what they can do. I hope we learn more about the magic in book 2. There is a ton of political posturing that takes place and our leading lady Askia ...more