Sorcerer Percival Endicott Whyborne and his husband Griffin Flaherty have enjoyed an unprecedented stretch of peace and quiet. Unfortunately, the calm is shattered by the arrival of a package from Griffin’s brother Jack, who has uncovered a strange artifact while digging for gold in Alaska. The discovery of a previously unknown civilization could revive the career of their friend Dr. Christine Putnam—or it might kill them all, if the hints of dark sorcery surrounding the find are true.
With Christine and her fiancé Iskander, Whyborne and Griffin must journey to the farthest reaches of the arctic to stop an ancient evil from claiming the life of Griffin’s brother. But in the rough mining camp of Hoarfrost, secrets fly as thickly as the snow, and Whyborne isn’t the only sorcerer drawn by the rumors of magic. Amidst a wilderness of ice and stone, Griffin must either face his greatest fear—or lose everyone he loves.
Hoarfrost once again moves Whyborne out of Widdershins, as he and Griffin – along with Christine and Iskander – goes on a rescue mission for Griffins long lost older brother in Alaska. In this book we also gets Griffin’s point of view, which is a very nice touch. In fact Griffin is the main focal point in the plot line of this book. Almost all of the books in the series revolve around the family you love, siblings and parents, the family you are born with and the one you choose and this one certainly does too.
As always Jordan L. Hawk manages to tie bows on strings from ealier books, strings you didn’t even knew were lose, she manages to tie up nicely. I am in awe of this woman! Six books into the series and it is not only keeping up the awesomeness, she has also managed to not drop a single ball or leave a single plot hole on her way.
Great book, great series!
Number of stars 5 out of 5
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