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Tour: Beasts of the Frozen Sun by Jill Criswell

Beasts of the Frozen Sun
Jill Criswell
(Frozen Sun Saga #1)
Publication date: August 6th 2019
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult


Burn brightly. Love fiercely. For all else is dust.

Every child of Glasnith learns the last words of Aillira, the god-gifted mortal whose doomed love affair sparked a war of gods and men, and Lira of clan Stone knows the story better than most. As a descendant of Aillira and god-gifted in her own right, she has the power to read people’s souls, to see someone’s true essence with only a touch of her hand.

When a golden-haired warrior washes up on the shores of her homeland–one of the fearful marauders from the land of the Frozen Sun–Lira helps the wounded man instead of turning him in. After reading his soul, she realizes Reyker is different than his brethren who attack the coasts of Glasnith. He confides in her that he’s been cursed with what his people call battle-madness, forced to fight for the warlord known as the Dragon, a powerful tyrant determined to reignite the ancient war that Aillira started.

As Lira and Reyker form a bond forbidden by both their clans, the wrath of the Dragon falls upon them and all of Glasnith, and Lira finds herself facing the same tragic fate as her ancestor. The battle for Lira’s life, for Reyker’s soul, and for their peoples’ freedom has only just begun. 


About the Author

Jill Criswell is a writer of Young Adult Historical Fantasy. She was born and raised in the swamps of northeastern Florida. She earned degrees in English and Psychology and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Central Florida. Her greatest passion, besides reading and writing, is traveling the world; she’s visited fifty countries across six continents, falling in love with places like Iceland, Namibia, and Cambodia. She works as a university English teacher and lives in South Carolina, near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with her husband and daughter (who is named after a volcano in Iceland).

The Tour

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The Bent Bookworm >> Review

September 24th
Character Madness and Musings >> Excerpt
Viviana MacKade >> Guest post
DEEKAY | Daily Dose of Reading >> Review

September 25th
Book Sniffers Anonymous >> Excerpt
Gwendalyn’s Books >> Review

September 26th
Angel Leya >> Excerpt
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TinkerPad >> Review

September 27th
Trials and Tribulations of Writing Fiction >> Interview
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September 30th
The Cover Contessa >> Interview
Rockin’ Book Reviews >> Review

October 1st
So Many Books, So Little Time >> Review
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October 2nd
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The Book Bratz >> Review

October 3rd
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That Transylvanian Chick Book Blog >> Excerpt

October 4th
Smada’s Book Smack >> Review
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October 7th
Jazzy Book Reviews >> Excerpt
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October 8th
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October 9th
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October 10th
Urban Fantasy Investigations >> Interview
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October 11th
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