Followed by Frost is a stand-alone romance/fantasy by Charlie N Holmberg. The book starts off strong with an introduction to Smitha, a selfish young woman with great expectations. An angry wizard curses Smitha to always be as cold as her heart. The curse includes a pursuing snowstorm and the inability to touch anyone without causing them harm – a great fantasy hook that immediately caught my attention.
As the book progresses, it does a bit of a genre flip and becomes more of a romance. Holmberg does this seamlessly and the result is a nice blend of the two genres – each strengthening the other.
I enjoyed this book immensely and found myself wishing the author had left the story open for a sequel. It has a great cast of characters that could easily have supported another book or two.
A clever blend of two genres, Followed by Frost braids fantasy and romance together into a strong tale of magic and love. Holmberg creates an icy world that will leave you shivering and wanting more.
– Cowering King