Frost like Night: Snow like Ashes (Book 3)
by Sara Raasch
“A dark evil. A dangerous magic. A desperate plan. Can Meira master her magic and save her world?
Angra is alive, his Decay is spreading—and no one is safe.
Meira will do anything to save her world. With Angra trying to break through her mental defenses, she desperately needs to learn to control her own magic—so when the leader of a mysterious Order from Paisly offers to teach her, Meira jumps at the chance. But the true solution to stopping the Decay lies in a labyrinth deep beneath the Season Kingdoms. To defeat Angra, Meira will have to enter the labyrinth, destroy the very magic she’s learning to control– and make the biggest sacrifice of all.
Mather will do anything to save his queen. He needs to rally the Children of the Thaw, find Meira—and finally tell her how he really feels. But with a plan of attack that leaves no kingdom unscathed and a major betrayal within their ranks, winning the war—and protecting Meira—slips farther and farther out of reach.
Ceridwen will do anything to save her people. Angra had her brother killed, stole her kingdom, and made her a prisoner. But when she’s freed by an unexpected ally who reveals a shocking truth behind Summer’s slave trade, Ceridwen must take action to save her true love and her kingdom, even if it costs her what little she has left.
As Angra unleashes the Decay on the world, Meira, Mather, and Ceridwen must bring the kingdoms of Primoria together…or lose everything.”
So I preordered Frost like Night a few weeks before it was due out. Then release day came and went. The only reason I realised it was out, was due to everyone on Twitter mentioning it! So Matt and I hunted for it in the UK, only to find out it is not leased in the UK as of yet. Luckily we were going to be in Canada, so I decided to wait a couple of weeks to get it there. I do feel that you need to have read Snow like Ashes and Ice like Fire before you pick up Frost like Night, otherwise you will not understand what is going on.
Meira escapes from Ventralli, with Rares, to Paisly. Meanwhile Mather and the Thaw escape with Jesse and his children. Although escaping is not always easy, especially when you have to go back for other people. Meira learns to control her magic in Paisly away from Angra’s gaze, before regrouping with everyone.
Wow, wow, wow! Frost like Night was epic! Just finished reading it and it has blown my mind. There were a few pages at the end where my heart had literally stopped. All the feels, it was incredible, I was happy one minute and crying the next. It got so tense at times I could feel the muscles in my shoulders tensing. The twists were awesome, they kept me guessing the whole way through. Although I did get fairly shouty at Mather when he was being a little bit dense.
My favourite part has to probably be the part in Paisly, along with a few bits in the second half. I also love the fact that it picks up exactly where Ice like Fire stops, it got me hooked straight into the story. I may have read it in less than 48 hours…
I think my favourites have to be Meira, Mather and Ceridwen. This may be helped by the fact that these are the characters you follow (Meira in first person, the other two in third). However, I do also like Rares, Jesse, Casper and Nikoletta. Sir has grown on me, especially compared to Snow like Ashes. All the characters, even the ones you do not like, are so realistic it draws you more into Primoria.
Frost like Night comes to a relative close, as it is the end of the trilogy, but the is enough open to interpretation.
While reading Frost like Night, I described it as a queen learning her powers while trying to save the world. I recommend it to anyone. 5 out of 5.