Frozen Prospects (Guadel Chronicles: Book 1) by Dean Murray

Frozen Prospects: A YA Epic Fantasy Novel (Volume 1 of the Guadel Chronicles Books) by [Murray, Dean]

Where you can find Frozen Prospects: Amazon

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult

Series: Guadel Chronicles

Frozen Prospects—Book 1

I’Rone—Book 1.5

Thawed Fortunes—Book 2

Brittle Bonds—Book 3

Shattered Ties—Book 4

Publisher: Fir’shan Publishing

Date of publication: December 17th, 2013

Goodreads Synopsis:

“The invitation to join the secretive Guadel should have been the fulfillment of dreams Va’del didn’t even realize he had. When his sponsors are killed in an ambush a short time later, he instead finds his probationary status revoked, and becomes a pawn between various factions inside the Guadel ruling body.

Jain’s never known any life but that of a Guadel in training. She’d thought herself reconciled to the idea of a loveless marriage for the good of her people, but meeting Va’del changes everything. Their growing attraction flies against hundreds of years of precedent, but as wide-spread attacks threaten their world, the Guadel have no choice but to use even Jain and Va’del in their fight for survival.”

My review:

What I liked about Frozen Prospects:

  1. It was a quick read with a lot of action
  2. The characters are relatable
  3. It was a good 1st book of a series. Laid the groundwork for the other books.

What I didn’t like about Frozen Prospects:

  1. The author didn’t go into who the Guadel were or how they came into power. I am going to assume that they are either fallen angels or demons.
  2. Killing off Va’del’s sponsors and then killing off the only other 2 people who would have taken him in. Didn’t make sense to me
  3. The ending. It ended kinda abruptly. Don’t like those types of endings.

Would I recommend Frozen Prospects? Yup, I would.

If you enjoyed Frozen Prospects, then you will enjoy these books.

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