Frost and Flame makes you want to keep reading until your eyeballs fall out!
Frost and flame is Nola and Banes book. You might remember Nola from Shadow and Ice because she’s Vale’s sister. This book starts out giving us some background into Bane and what makes him tick and what brought him into The All War. It then goes into familiar territory and gives us Nola’s point of view on how Vale and her ended up in the ice cave and what her thought processes were.
Here’s the official Blurb
“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 hates the power she wields over him, but she alone can rain vengeance upon his wife’s killer.
Unaware of her destiny to rule as queen of beasts, Nola battles illness, addiction and vulnerability. With Bane, however, she experiences pleasure for the first time, and only wants more. But being with him comes with a terrible price.
With enemies lurking around every corner, Bane and Nola must fight to survive. But time is running out, and neither can resist the sizzling attraction blazing between them. Will their romance save the beast and his beauty, or destroy everything they’ve come to love?”
The majority of Frost and Flame takes place at the same time as Shadow and Ice does. Although the time frame is the same Gena does an excellent job in not making the reader realize it. though there’s familiar parts, it’s an all new perspective making it seem new to the reader and not a repeat of what they’ve already read.
What I feel like we’re going to get with each book in this series and what we definitely got in this book is more background into each combatants world. Not only do you learn why or how they got into this All War you actually learn about these other planets. Which in turn makes me more interested in the world OUTSIDE of the All War. Maybe possibly a spin off series down the line?? Hopefully!
Frost and Flame let us see banes quest to put aside vengeance and come to terms with what he’s lost and being able to move on. In doing so he opened himself to love. It also let us see Nola’s strength. Most would assume a person with Nola’s condition would just give up and accept the limits that have been thrust upon them. Not so with Nola(and like we’d really expect Gena to write a weak female heroine). We not only see Nola reject those limits but pushes through them with sheer determination and what she lacks in strength she makes up in her wit.
Gena did an amazing with building Frost and Flame onto the Stellar job that Shadow and Ice did, starting this new series. I have a feeling who might be next in the series and While I’m excited for his book I also wish we would get a surprise from gena and get someone we haven’t gotten a ton of interaction with.
This book did leave me questions though. Like if Nola becomes queen then does she become queen of all of the adewathians or just the ones on earth? And if she does then does she need to go back to home base so to speak for fear of trying to tip the All War in her favor?? Those are just some of my questions.
Honestly can’t wait to see where Gena takes us with this series. It sorta loosely has the vibe of Kresley Coles IAD series. In terms of I already can’t wait for like book 7 or 8 and see how far the world has expanded. Speaking of Kresley Cole it’s been a while since there’s been any type of cameo…… so maybe we’re due for another one??? Pleeeease Gena!
Grab Frost and Flame where ever books and E books are sold!!