- File Size: 1674 KB
- Print Length: 495 pages
- Publication Date: August 8, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07FYPTL7Q
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #308,108 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Bitfrost Kindle Edition
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Along the way she meets other women warriors who recognize something in her. They welcome Zaunis into their lives. This is the story of how she restores balance to her worlds.
There's magic, Gods and Goddesses, and the freezing hell that her world has become. Will Zaunis and her friends save the day?
As with this author's other novels (The Dragonoak Trilogy) LGBTQ characters populate the novel. There are Lesbian characters, a trans character, and a Gay couple (in the past). The characters are all fully developed and unique. I enjoyed this novel, but it wasn't a real page turner like the Dragonoak books. I found myself taking many breaks during my reading of it.
This is a good book, and the editing was fine. I only found one misspelling, and one grammatical error - and that's really, really good in today's self publishing world.
I've been reading SF&F for over fifty years. I've read thousands of novels, novellas, and short stories over the years. It's seldom I highly recommend an author's work. Sam Farren is an author I highly recommend. Try her Dragonoak series first - I cannot recommend a book higher then the three novels in that series. When I first saw Bitfrost, I had hoped it was another novel in that universe. It wasn't, but it still had memorable characters as well as a unique storyline.
I know in my heart that Rowan has more stories to tell. So Sam, listen to her and open up Rowan's world, either the past, or her future (after Claire). I'd like to see more male/gay characters too, those living side by side with the world.
After twenty years of abuse and trauma, I found the wherewithal to escape my family. I live on the other side of the US now, in a much warmer climate. I love it here and every day, no matter how bad, shines with a thousand possibilities that never even existed in my old home. It was a year of work and stress and fear and I thought the drive would be the worst part. I was wrong. The worst part was the weeks of anger and fear i found coiling in my gut after I arrived. Why me? Why had I been singled out by the universe for punishment? Why hadn't my older siblings stepped in when my sister got angry? Why hadn't parents tried harder to control her? Why did I have to carry this burden of shame and fear and self-loathing for the rest of my life when everyone else I met was happy and carefree?
As much as with Zaun's injury there is no satisfying resolution. She slipped on the ice. I was unlucky. We both have to deal with the aftermath as best we can, even if that means barely dealing at all sometimes. I am still angry. I will always be angry. As much as Tora will never be free of the ice, I will never truly, fully leave behind my sister's wrath.
Reading Bitfrost helped. Immensely. There are entire days I have lost, cowering and hiding for fear of my life from threats both real and imagined. Zaun has lost years to the crack in her skull. She is as angry as I am but reading her journals helped. There is no way to fully heal. All I can do is keep moving forward. Keep allowing myself to feel happiness, because I deserve it, no matter what my sister claims.
I have no decent way to end this review, except that I eagerly await the release of Black Snake.
The format too serves as a perfect device to suit the growth of both Zaun as a person and of the increasingly grand scope of the plot, from simple, plainly spoken beginnings to deep, emotional prose that strives to cram itself into the pages available.
Bitfrost also has my massive praise as a queer, trans reader! In a lot of media it seems that any trans character is often flattened to have their transness be the majority if not the whole of their story and person, but here both trans and nonbinary characters are allowed to be full, complete people with motivations and actions beyond their gender. It's very refreshing. The casual nature of the various non-straight relationships is similarly wonderful. Trust me when I say that Bitfrost's romantic subplot has a very satisfying ending.
Overall, though, it's still the story that won't me over. Every twist leads somewhere even more intriguing, and it all pulls together into the ending that I already praised. And last, I have to say it was super interesting to read certain plot elements that I'd sooner expect from a sci-fi work handled in a completely fantasy-themed manner.
(PS, check out the author's Dragonoak series, too!)
Top international reviews
The whole story is written in a perspective which makes it easy for the reader to immerse themselves into the world and feel eager to find out what happens next.
That the cast almost entirely consists of LGBTQ+ people and has multiple disabled characters makes me, as a fellow disabled person on the spectrum feel welcome (and kind of biased, I will admit).
I can only say that I highly recommend picking up this book, as well as the author's "Dragonoak" series, especially if you are on the LGBTQ+ spectrum and/or disabled,
these books are written with people like us in mind and you really can feel the love and thought which goes into writing them.
A thousand Kudos and many 5 star ratings over, this book and the author deserve them!