Thursday, February 21, 2019

Review: Frost Like Night by Sara Raasch

Book: Frost Like Night
Author: Sara Raasch
Series: Snow Like Ashes #3 (final)

Angra is alive, his Decay is spreading—and no one is safe.

Meira will do anything to save her world. With Angra trying to break through her mental defenses, she desperately needs to learn to control her own magic—so when the leader of a mysterious Order from Paisly offers to teach her, she jumps at the chance. But the true solution to stopping the Decay lies in a labyrinth deep beneath the Season Kingdoms. To defeat Angra, Meira will have to enter the labyrinth, destroy the very magic she’s learning to control—and make the biggest sacrifice of all.

Mather will do anything to save his queen. He needs to rally the Children of the Thaw, find Meira—and finally tell her how he really feels. But with a plan of attack that leaves no kingdom unscathed and a major betrayal within their ranks, winning the war—and protecting Meira—slips farther and farther out of reach.

Ceridwen will do anything to save her people. Angra had her brother killed, stole her kingdom, and made her a prisoner. But when she’s freed by an unexpected ally who reveals a shocking truth behind Summer’s slave trade, Ceridwen must take action to save her true love and her kingdom, even if it costs her what little she has left.

As Angra unleashes the Decay on the world, Meira, Mather, and Ceridwen must bring the kingdoms of Primoria together…or lose everything.

This one will be a super quick and short review (more longer reviews coming soon, don't worry!).

This is the last book in the Snow Like Ashes trilogy. Meira has left to try to learn how to wield her powers while Mather has been tasked to free everyone in the midst of Raelyn's coup.

We got a new perspective in this book: Ceridwen's! That was pretty neat. As a result, there also was a lot more Jesse in it, since he's her love interest. I do feel that their romance could have been explored a bit more, but I know there's a novella solely about those two which probably answers a lot of questions I have.

The plot, similar to Ice Like Fire, did have a bit of cliches in them with the whole "train with a master of magic" and "you must face a labyrinth of tests to reach your goal" thing. But it was very well written, so I didn't mind it too much.

The ending itself was satisfying, though there appears to be one character in particular whose fate is loose enough for either us to hope for the best for them, or for the author to take a stab at writing a sequel series. Though probably not, since the entire main plot was finished with no loose ends.

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