BOOK REVIEW - Sword and Sorcery: Frost Fire by Ethan Avery


Sword and Sorcery: Frostfire
Ethan Avery

Stories By Storytellers
April 22, 2022

If you could change your life by trusting in a stranger... would you?

Erevan has a problem. He grew up on the unforgiving streets of Bogudos and has the scars to prove it. His friend, however, is stuck in jail because of his mistake. But when a suspicious courier offers him a chance to fix things, should he lift his sword and journey across treacherous lands to aid her cause?

Meanwhile, Aireyal has been accepted into the wealthiest and most prestigious magical school in all the land. There’s just one problem. She can’t do magic. But that’s far from the only secret within the walls of Darr-Kamo. And what she discovers might just change the world.

Swordsman & Sorcerer
Scholar & Spiritualist

All four have enemies. And all four need help to get what they want. But help is never free.

I received an advance review copy for free, and am leaving this review voluntarily. Thank you Ethan Avery and Travelling Pages. I'm excited to be a part of this tour.

This is not my usual genre and I enjoyed everything about this magical story. Main characters Aireyal and Ervan are brilliantly written. I love their chemistry and the adventures they take us on. Aireyal is a human who has been admitted to the most prestigious magic school, the only problem, she can’t do magic. Ervan is a mercenary in training and aspires to be like his father. 

The descriptions of this fantasy world are fascinating and had me hooked! I literally could not put this book down, I wanted to know more! The author did a great job of building suspense while taking the reader on an adventure I won’t soon forget!

I look forward to reading more from this author and look forward to seeing how this series evolves. 

Overall Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Review Quotes and Praise

“An intricate and enjoyable adventure with a striking cast.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Avery’s buoyant, character-driven debut... brings a fresh class consciousness to high fantasy.” —Publishers Weekly’s BookLife Reviews 

“The systems of magic are elaborate, immersive, and vibrant.” —Foreword Clarion Reviews

“Readers will find...thought-provoking insights about growth...and a vivid adventure.” —Midwest Book Review

“Exquisite Worldbuilding.” —Indies Today

“A YA Fantasy that checks all the main boxes a fantasy lover would be thrilled to see in one book!” —Reedsy 

About the Author

Ethan Avery believes in the power of stories.

As a child growing up in Ohio, they gave him a chance to see a bigger world, and to hear what life was like for people that didn’t look like him or believe what he did. And now, years later, he hopes to do the same for others. When he's not writing novels, directing movies, or wasting other people's time with his YouTube channel, Ethan plays video games (poorly), basketball (painfully), and D&D (problematically with praiseworthy peers). Send him a tweet @StoriesByEthan, he loves nerding out!


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