Author: Hailey Edwards
Series: Araneae Nation
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Release Date: April 17, 2012
I received a copy of this book from the author, in exchange for an honest review.
Summary: Hope dangles by a silken thread.
When the head of the Araneidae clan is found poisoned in her nest, her eldest daughter, Lourdes, becomes their clan’s new maven. If her clan is to survive, she has but one choice: she must marry before her nest is seized. All she needs is a warrior fierce enough to protect her city and safeguard her clansmen. Such a male is Rhys the Cold.
Born the youngest son of an impoverished maven, the only things Rhys has to his name are his sword and his mercenary reputation. His clan is starving, but their fondness for the flesh of fellow Araneaeans makes them unwelcome dinner guests. Torn between loyalty to his clan and fascination with his future bride, Rhys’s first taste of Lourdes threatens to melt the cold encasing his heart.
Amid the chaos of battle, Lourdes’s sister disappears and is feared captured. Lourdes and Rhys pursue their enemies into the southlands, where they discover an odd plague ravaging southern clans as it travels north, to Erania. Determined to survive, Lourdes will discover whether she’s worth her silk or if she’s spun the thread by which her clan will hang.
Warning: This book contains one mercenary hero with a biting fetish, one determined heroine who gets nibbled, and an answer to the age-old question, “What does dragon taste like?” Matricide and sibling rivalry are available upon request. The house special is revenge, best served cold.
Thoughts: Lourdes of the Arandidae Clan has just lost her parent to murder. To save her nest she must accept the help of another clan and marry a warrior of their Maven's choosing. But can Lourdes melt Rhys the cold...
Great read! A Hint of Frost is fresh, fast-paced and entertaining. I enjoyed the story, but what I really loved was the dynamic between Lourdes & Rhys. They are two very different creatures. But together they give each other something they never knew they needed or wanted. Ms. Edwards has weaved a wonderful beginning to a new series. If you are looking to feed your fantasy addiction, this is the perfect story to read.
Score: 4 Stars
Author Website: http://haileyedwards.net/
Upcoming Releases:Eversworn (Daughters of Askara #3)- June 26, 2012