Join us at the bookshop for a conversation with local authors Jill Criswell and Brock Adams! Jill Criswell is the author of the epic Frozen Sun saga, and we will celebrating third and final book in the series, Souls of Fire and Steel. Brock Adams is the award-winning Hub City Press author of Ember and more recently Apocalypse Yesterday. We are so excited to welcome these authors to the shop! This event will be held in-person at Hub City Bookshop and will also stream live on our Facebook page. Please register to save your seat!
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The third and final book in the Frozen Sun saga, a high-stakes young adult historical fantasy novel.
To save her lover's life, Lira of Stone swore allegiance to a demigod known as the Dragon. She's transformed into his weapon -- the Dragon's deathbringer, using her gifts to conquer nations and unleash demons. Yet there's a part of Lira not even the Dragon can stifle, and the soul-reader must find a way to free herself before he declares war against the gods.
After the warrior Reyker Lagorsson attempted to overthrow the Dragon, Reyker's soul was fractured. Now, he's a shadow of his former self, and his battle-madness grows stronger by the day. Reyker will stop at nothing to kill the Dragon and his mysterious death-bringer before his curse consumes him.
n the final installment of the Frozen Sun Saga, Lira and Reyker face off as enemies, confront their worst nightmares, and make their last stand against the Dragon. But can a god be killed? And if so, at what cost?
''A fierce saga, beautifully told, that will transport readers to a time of magic and gods, battles and clan warfare. A totally engrossing and epic adventure -- I couldn't get enough of Lira and Reyker's story.''—Jessica Leake, author of Beyond a Darkened Shore and Through the White Wood, on Beasts of the Frozen Sun
Jill Criswell is a writer of young adult historical fantasy. 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; shes 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). She is the author of Beasts of the Frozen Sun, the first book in the Frozen Sun Saga. For more information, visit JillCriswell.com.
Brock Adams's first novel, Ember, won the South Carolina First Novel Prize in 2016 and was published the following year by Hub City Press. His short fiction has appeared in Best American Mystery Stories, The Sewanee Review, Bacopa Literary Review, and several other journals. He's won prizes including The Andrew Lytle Prize in Fiction, the Hub City Fiction Prize, and second place in Playboy's College Fiction Contest. His short story collection Gulf was published by Pocol Press in 2010; it was published in Italy that same year by Round Robin Press. Adams lives in Spartanburg, SC, with his wife and daughter. He teaches English and creative writing at USC Upstate.