Frostborn is a series of epic fantasy novels written by Jonathan Moeller. The books, which began publication in 2013, follow the exploits of a disgraced knight trying to stop a dangerous threat from destroying the land.
Order of Frostborn Series
|1||The First Quest||2013||Description / Buy|
|2||The Gray Knight||2013||Description / Buy|
|3||The Eightfold Knife||2013||Description / Buy|
|4||The Undying Wizard||2014||Description / Buy|
|5||The Master Thief||2014||Description / Buy|
|6||The Iron Tower||2014||Description / Buy|
|7||The Dark Warden||2014||Description / Buy|
|8||The Gorgon Spirit||2015||Description / Buy|
|9||The Broken Mage||2015||Description / Buy|
|10||The World Gate||2015||Description / Buy|
|11||Knight Quests||2016||Description / Buy|
|12||The High Lords||2016||Description / Buy|
|13||The False King||2016||Description / Buy|
|14||The Dwarven Prince||2016||Description / Buy|
|15||Excalibur||2017||Description / Buy|
|16||The Dragon Knight||2017||Description / Buy|
|17||The Shadow Prison||2017||Description / Buy|
The Frostborn books are pretty small in size. In fact, some readers have accused them of being too short, touching upon a few interesting ideas but ultimately failing to thoroughly explore the concepts of the Frostborn world and the plight of the protagonists.
The Frostborn series starts out like another retelling of the Arthur legend. However, it quickly takes an unexpected turn when readers learn that, following the renowned adventures of Arthur and the tragedies that ultimately befell his rule, the last grandson of Britain’s greatest King chose to lead his people through a gate to a world filled with myth and magic.
There they created a kingdom vast and prosperous enough to put that of their ancestors to shame. And for a time they lived in peace and harmony under the leadership of a High King.
By the time The Gray Knight, the first novel in the Frostborn series kicks off, things have begun to change. There is a threat looming on the horizon and only one man and his companions are willing to take the necessary steps to stop it.
When Ridmark is first introduced to readers, he is just another skilled knight roaming the land. His adventures begin when he is tasked with finding a baptized dwarf that had descended upon a particular community with the intention of evangelizing a bunch of orcs.
Before he grew desperate enough to take menial jobs from random strangers, Ridmark was a great knight, a swordbearer. He possessed a soulblade, a weapon of great magical power, and with it he defended the realm from numerous threats, using his talent with killing to garner a powerful reputation.
But then Ridmark did something he shouldn’t have. For his crimes, he was stripped of his soulblade, forbidden from ever wielding a sword of any kind and banished from the ranks of the knights of the realm.
So now Ridmark is a Gray Knight. Armed with nothing more than a quarterstaff, he spends his days roaming the land, hoping to stumble upon some sort of purpose.
And a purpose is what he finds in Calliande. Calliande is a mage. Her powers were instrumental in defeating a deadly threat to the realm known as the Frostborn. Their first attempt at conquering the world was thwarted.
After that, it became necessary to place Calliande in a magical coma, the idea being to only wake her when her special powers were required; when the Frostborn were on the verge of making a return.
Calliande doesn’t really know any of this when she awakens, though. Her coma has stripped her of vital memories. Only she and Ridmark understand the threat that the Frostborn pose.
The pair spends the Frostborn series trying to find a way of stopping the Frostborn from returning, this as they also search for Calliande’s lost memories in the hopes that she will recover the power they need to save the world.
Best Frostborn Books
Even though these novels have been criticized for utilizing every common trope the fantasy genre has to offer, fans of Jonathan Moeller believe that he has done an amazing job of breathing new life into fantasy fiction, with some of the best books in this series including:
The Dragon Knight: After so much turmoil, Andomhaim is finally united. Its people stand as one force under the rule of a true High King. The achievement should have left the realm better prepared to stop the Frostborn.
But Andomhaim is still weak and it is unlikely that they will have time to muster their strength before the enemy destroys them. Their only hope is the sword of the Dragon Knight. Ridmark Arban must claim it before it’s too late.
The Shadow Prison: The time has come. The Frostborn are finally here, the threat Ridmark has spent all his life readying to fight. But things are not quite as they seem. Terrible as the Frostborn appear to be, they are merely puppets, tools deployed by a darker force. Can Ridmark survive the scourge of the Shadowbearer?
Other Book Series You May Like
Fans of Frostborn also enjoy the “Tides of Blood” Series by Baileigh Higgins. Ava thought life was hard. It took all the strength she could muster to keep herself and her kid sister alive in an increasingly harsh world. But then the Black Tide came, an incurable disease that destroyed the world and civilization as she knew it. Now Ava will learn the true meaning of hardship.
Be sure to check out the “Mageborn” Series by Michael G. Manning as well. Mordecai thought he was just a simple man with a simple life ahead of him as the son of a blacksmith. But then he discovered that he was a mage of considerable strength and that his hands would determine the fate of both men and gods.
What Is The Next Book in The Frostborn Series?
There doesn't seem to be an upcoming book in The Frostborn Series. The newest book is The Shadow Prison and was released on May, 1st 2017.