“A fun, fast-paced and highly enjoyable tale.” ─ Garth Nix
“Future fans of Tolkien and George R.R. Martin can happily cut their serial-fantasy teeth on this first book of an eventual series.” ─ Kirkus Reviews
★ “The setting is rich, the characters well-defined, and the danger ever-paramount. It’s a strong and thoroughly enjoyable start to the Thrones and Bones series.” ─ Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
“…adventure fans will enjoy the action, the Norse background, and the occasional flash of humor.” ─ Booklist Reviews
"I really loved the way Anders focuses on the kids separately as much as they are together. They each come to terms with their situations and its often after the moments of self-discovery that they are able to be of stronger aid to their friend. Together, they both remain unique and probably don’t agree on a lot of things, but there is a healthy level of respect for each other and their differences as they work toward resolving their problems. Overall, a really impressive entry into the young readers fantasy genre that both kids and parents can have fun with and learn from. And then follow up family reading night with a game of Thrones and Bones!" Bibliosanctum
"This is the most fun I’ve had since Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban." Word Bookstores, Staff Pick
Hi there mom and dad!
I'm a parent too.
I wrote Frostborn because I wanted to create something for both of my children - I have a boy and a girl. My son is a big gamer, and I wanted to write a character for him who was as into his board games as a kid today is into video games. And then I wanted to show how he could apply what he was (unknowningly!) learning from games to handling problems in his real life.
But for my daughter, I wanted to write a strong character she could look up to, who could counter balance the way women are often portrayed in film and television. Actually, it was just as crucial to me that my son see this kind of character too. And it was especially important to me that the two kids in the book were a team, each with their own unique strengths and weaknesses.
What's more, the girl in Frostborn isn't the boy's sidekick. Neither is she relegated to being the "magical one" or the "brains of the team." In fact, my girl is the more physical and assertive of the pair, while my boy is the contemplative, less aggressive one.
Also, while the boy in Frostborn is blond haired and blue eyed, the girl is biracial. My own children are biracial, and I wanted them to be able to see themselves reflected in the characters they read about. Mind you, my own daughter isn't half frost giant, though she is certainly stubborn enough to pass!
And finally, I wanted to write a book that was a lot of fun, one which reminded me of all the wonderful stories I read growing up, and how I felt when I first walked in magical lands and encountered dragons and trolls and other creatures.
Many parents are finding out that Frostborn is a great book to read aloud with their kids. I hope you and your children will share my world with me!
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Frostborn is an Accelerated Reader Book