Marc reviews the audiobook version of ‘Hoarfrost’ (Whyborne & Griffin 6) by Jordan L. Hawk. This book was published by the author on April 21st, 2015 and is 274 pages long. The audiobook version was released on June 18th, 2015, is narrated by
Also check out my review of book 7, including a Guestpost by Jordan L. Hawk sharing her Writing Process.
Why I read this book: The Whyborne & Griffin series is one of my favorites and a ‘must-read’ for me. I was excited to check out the audiobook version and I thiink rightfully, so 🙂
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.
This is my favorite cover of the series. Whyborne all dressed up for the freezing cold on his trip in the Arctic. LOVE it. 🙂
Hoarfrost is a cool title. It foreshadows the Arctic setting of the story and the freezing cold the MCs will have to endure.
It is really interesting how much I have grown to love the narration of this series. I was so skeptical in the beginning of book one, but it didn’t take long for this unique narration to become the voice of these wonderful characters. When I listen to Whyborne, I know this IS his voice and there is no other voice I could imagine now for him.
This is the story that made me realize that this series has become my favorite ongoing series. Period. There is no other series in any genre that has me so eager to devour the next book, has such a well-developed mythology, such a captivating story or such a well-developed plot. Jordan L. Hawk has done an amazing job and I am a slave to my addiction to these characters.
Whyborne and Griffin not only have to confront the biting cold in this book, they have to confront their own fears and prejudices. The story is another game changer for the series and will put into question many things we have learned so far and accepted as true.
For me, this story is not only spectacular for what happens in the explosive finale, it is one of the most romantic chapters of Whyborne & Griffin’s story. The stakes are very high, the dangers everywhere and the fears they have to counter and the sacrifices they have to consider shake them at their very core.
Just so, when one is about to lose everything and not just one’s own survival, but the survival of the people one loves and the entire world is on the line, the truth about who one really is can not be hidden.
The love Whyborne and Griffin share is so strong and fundamental that it shines brighter than everything else. I care so much for them and am happy they found each other and very happy that I won the audiobook of book one and was able to follow their story ever since.
This book will leave a huge smile one the faces of all readers. It is an exciting journey to a wonderful happy end.
10/10 Pots of Gold (100% Recommended)
Jordan L. Hawk grew up in the wilds of North Carolina, where she was raised on stories of haints and mountain magic by her bootlegging granny and single mother. After using a silver knife in the light of a full moon to summon her true love, she turned her talents to spinning tales. She weaves together couples who need to fall in love, then throws in some evil sorcerers and undead just to make sure they want it bad enough. In Jordan’s world, love might conquer all, but it just as easily could end up in the grave.