"Merry Christmas to all! And to all a good fright..."
The Quarrel of Sword and Bone was a death sentence for anyone who stepped into the arena with the deranged Queen, whose soul had crisped to frost in an age long since past.
Sixteen-year-old Helen Bell understood tragedy better than most kids growing up. She knew what it was like to wear clothes from donation bins and be mocked by the beautiful girls in school. She thought those brutal experiences made her ready for anything, but she wasn't ready for this.
After an eccentric girl opens Helen's eyes to let her see the realm of Winter--a world with intersects tucked carefully into the cracks of our own, where monarchs have risen and fallen, it's forbidden to mention the name of The Dead King of Winter, and the currency is gold rings--Helen comes to learn that the downtown confrontation was more significant than she realized. When Helen receives a mysterious summons from the Crimson Court to enter into The Quarrel of Sword and Bone--a traditional duel performed before one thousand witnesses that leaves only one survivor--she's forced to finally pay attention to a boy who's been following her around with a warning on his tongue.
The Winter Souls Series blends action, the Christian faith, and Christmas traditions, bringing the old forgotten tales of the season to life with new versions of famous characters out of old holiday legends, such as St. Nicholas, The Snow Queen, and The Nutcracker. For teens and mature children.
A Soul as Cold as Frost is Jennifer Kropf's debut novel, ideal for fans of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, and The Nutcracker and the Four Realms by Meredith Rusu and Ashleigh Powell
"Wow, I loved this book! I've not read anything quite like it before, and the author pulls it off wonderfully. This book was a magical twist between Narnia, Alice in Wonderland, and Spirited Away, yet read as effortlessly original. The descriptions are vivid and make you feel like you're freezing, trudging through snow, or drinking the best hot chocolate of your life. The characters and scenes were creative and visually interesting, at times making me feel like I was watching a movie. It was gripping, fast paced, and full of action, yet not lacking in heart. Highly recommend for young YA readers upwards." - USA Today Bestselling author, Alice Ivinya
"A Soul as Cold as Frost instantly transports you into a magical world that the whole family will adore. Fans of Chronicles of Narnia will be thrilled with this new wintery adventure." - Nikki Mitchell, author of Nightshade Forest
"A Soul as Cold as Frost has such breathtaking prose. You don't just feel like you're reading a classic-to-be, you feel like you're reading what already is a classic." - Joanna Alonzo, author of The Sacred Scarred Series