Friday, 4 August 2017

Interview with Frost Kay and review of Rebel's Blade

I am very happy to be welcoming Frost Kay to the blog today for an interview and a review of her book - Rebel's Blade. Here's a little about Frost.

My name is Frost Kay. I am the YA/NA Fantasy author of Rebel's Bade, the first book in The Aermian Feuds series. I love all books, and my TRB is so huge that I will die before I finish it. ​ I tend to mutter and squint at absolutely nothing. If you come across me doing these things, it usually means I am imagining fantastical worlds with characters you will fall in love with, and plots that will leave you breathless. 

And onto the interview!

What kind of books do you read for pleasure?
I am a giant fantasy and sci-fi nerd. There's a soft spot in my heart for mermaid books and fairy-tale retellings.

What kind of writer are you: plan or not?
Erm...both? I start writing with a loose plan in mind, and free write from there. I tried plotting a detailed outline, but what I've found is that my characters do what they want. I tried to be firm with them, but then they got all sassy and rebellious when they didn't get their way. They bugged me until I gave in and wrote what they wanted.

How does your average writing time go?
Write. Sip tea. Write. Snack. Write. Gaze out window. Sip tea. Write.

What book/character of yours is your favourte?
This is a hard one! Hmmmm...I have to say it is Samuel the spymaster from Rebel's Blade. He has so many masks and I still can't quite figure him out. And oh my gosh, his humor! He kills me! My family looks at me like I am loosing my mind when I am typing and cackling like a crazy person.

If you had the chance to write anywhere, where would you choose?
On a beach in Greece. Seriously...the BEACH <3

What attracted you to your chosen genre?
The utter creativity. There are no rules in fantasy. I love how the unique worlds give me the ultimate escape. You can just let your imagination wild. 10 people could read the same book and imagine something completely different. That intrigues and fascinates me.

Do you prefer to type or hand write?
Hand writing...what's that? Lol. I LOVE my laptop.

Do you have a writing playlist? Or do you prefer silence?
Depends on what I am writing. If I am free writing, I prefer silence. But sometimes I will hear a song and a scene will just pop into my head, so that's when I listen music.

Do you have any hobbies?
Too many! I ride dirt bikes with my family (Honda 230 CFR). As I mentioned before, I have an obsession with I may own a mono-fin and go mermaiding (it's totally a thing). Finally, I love to sew. I design all sorts of dresses.

 War. Secrets. Betrayal.
Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Victoria Aveyard.


Secretly trained, swordsmith Sage Blackwell steps up to run her family’s forge when her father falls ill. Sage desires to help the neglected Aermians but is bound by duty to provide for her own… Until, that is, she's offered a chance to make a difference.


Sage knows the risks; imprisonment or death, and yet, she's still willing to take them to protect her family. But when plans unravel, Sage finds herself facing the devils themselves, her sworn enemies, the princes of Aermia.


Tehl Ramses is drowning; crops are being burned, villages pillaged, and citizens are disappearing, leading to a rising rebellion. As crown prince, and acting ruler, Tehl must find a way to crush the rebellion before civil war sweeps through his beloved kingdom. He'll do whatever is necessary to save his people. Yet, his prisoner is not at all what he expected.


My review: 5 stars
I'm not a big fantasy reader, but this one came across my desk and I thought I would give it a go. It was amazing from start to finish! I loved it! The switching POV's gave you a fuller read and allowed you to step inside the mind of different characters and their wants and needs for Aermia. From the crown prince to his brother, to Sage, a rebel wanting to fight for the same things as the brothers, the safety and success of Aermia. It was beautifully written and told an amazing story from start to finish. Ending on a cliffhanger will leave you desperate to find out what happens next in this amazing story. Love it and I highly recommend it to even people who are not big fantasy fans!

You can follow Frost on her website or Facebook.

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