As part of my irregular series of book reviews, today I am reviewing something that is a bit different from the first book I reviewed in that it is actually the first four novels of the internationally bestselling “Frostborn” series by prolific fantasy author Jonathan Moeller.
This omnibus contains the first four books in the “Frostborn” series–Frostborn: The Gray Knight, Frostborn: The Eightfold Knife, Frostborn: The Undying Wizard, and the prequel novel Frostborn: The First Quest–so it’s a great way to start the series, especially since this omnibus is only 99 cents.
The Frostborn series stars Ridmark Arban, a knight who is branded an outcast and despised as a traitor by his people for a crime he committed, which I won’t go into detail here because I would rather not spoil exactly what it is. He is trying to prevent the return of the titular Frostborn, an ancient race of ice warriors thought to have been destroyed ages ago.
The Frostborn books are fast-paced and well-written, with great action scenes and intriguing mysteries in every book. The fight scenes can get violent at times, yet it never feels gratuitous or unnecessary.
I also really like how Moeller gave a sense of the oldness and vastness of the setting, with references to creatures and races that predate humanity and the other major species that are dominant in the Frostborn series’ main setting. But he never gets bogged down with needless detail, either, which is hard to do in fantasy.
My only real issues with the books is that the formatting isn’t particularly pretty and they could use some basic copy editing, as I discovered several typos in the books that distracted me from the story every now and then.
But those are very minor issues in the grand scheme of things and do not detract from the story that these books tell. If you like fast-paced, action-packed adventure fantasy, then these books are for you.
You can buy Frostborn Omnibus One here.