Top positive review
Politics on Frost's world get complicated.
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on April 8, 2020
Frost's world continues to spin along. Volume 4 was a bit different in tone from the previous volumes, in that instead of the story being almost exclusively about Frost, this book expands the viewpoint a lot to surrounding characters and plotlines.
In short: Books 1-3 were focused mostly on Frost and his (crazy over-the-top) relationships, with a bit of politics and world-building. Book 4 is mostly about the politics happening around Frost, with a bit of his relationships thrown in for fun. Personally, I'm glad to see this, as it opens up the world to a much broader set of possible storylines and future books.
Our favorite foul-mouthed Slade is back, with Hestia of course, and we learn one important thing: do NOT mess with Hestia. Just... don't. You've been warned. And so has everybody else now, much to their dismay.
A major plot line in book 4 is Brynn's interaction with a new enemy of Frost's... and why. The reader is *almost* convinced that... nope, won't spoil it. She get spanked for her actions in the end, so all's well.
Oh, anybody who read my review of Book 3 couldn't help but notice my comments about Frost's mother-in-law, Cassie. As a bit of fun, I can't resist including one of my favorite LOL passages from the book:
“Fine,” Lysandra said. “But he’s mine.”
“I know,” Cassia sighed as she buried her face in Frost’s neck. "He’s yours. Who would want to take such an awful husband anyway?”
“An awful mother,” Lysandra grumbled.
The end of Book 4 ties up a lot of the threads from Books 1-3 quite nicely. If the series ended here (goodness, i certainly hope not!), it would NOT be on cliffhanger, which is a nice change from many authors. At the same time, there are so many obvious possible directions to go now... and certainly even more non-obvious ones, depending on the author's whims.
Here's hoping for the next book soon. I want to see Lysandra and Frost's child born... and maybe a few others. (with Brynn? Desi? Renna? Don't think the mechanics would work for Lishri, but it's a world with magic so who knows, right?)
Till the next book... you'll enjoy this one.