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Fear the Cold: Harsh Fantasy Adventure by Ky Bateman
If you abandon your friend, you will live.
And she will die, screaming your name.
Triston has trained to fight for clan Bohannon. He has sworn to the warband that he will fight until death. He has sworn to Rica that he will protect her until the end of days. What else could he tell his girlfriend? No?
But what if judgement day came?
Would you really give your life to save a friend?
What about a stranger?
Thrust into a world of death and pain, they must band together and save what they can.
But when the difference between life and death is a single mistake, how far would you really trust someone? Would you protect them?
Or would you run?
Read Fear the Cold now and join the adventure!
Book review for Fear the Cold:
In Ky Bateman’s novel, Fear the Cold: Harsh Fantasy Adventure (Siwan’s Suffering Book 1), a young man struggles to find his place in a community prejudiced against him, as an ancient prophecy plays out in the background.
A half-caste between a Fordan and a Rothai, Triston “Trist” Ector knows his prospects among the Fordans are few. He quickly learns he is expected to earn his place in the Warband. As a young warrior, he has sworn to protect his clan, Bohannon. When a rival clan attacks the Bohannons, Triston is torn between protecting the clan he swore an oath to fight for or look for Rica Bohannon, the Chief of Bohannon’s daughter, who he also promised to protect. Realizing he is outnumbered, Triston flees, a decision that further cements his label as an outcast. As Triston struggles to survive, the remnants of the Bohannon clan strive to endure as more violence continues to break out.
In Fear the Cold, Ky Bateman develops realistic characters who possess many flaws. Their circumstances, outlook, and actions are many times imperfect. Triston is fearful and willing to break an oath when it suits him. Other warriors are biased against him, Triston being a half-caste. In the novel, characters fight for their interest depending on their position in their clans and the benefits they are likely to gain from possible alliances. Each person’s future is uncertain which makes the novel suspenseful. Battles are followed by drastic changes as leaders are overthrown. The emotions in each action scene are palpable as attacks are often brutal and harrowing.
Fear the Cold’s gripping scenes, unpredictable plot, and believable characters make it a thrilling fantasy novel. Artisan Book Reviews highly recommends Fear the Cold: Harsh Fantasy Adventure (Siwan’s Suffering Book 1) by Ky Bateman. Book review for Fear the Cold read and reviewed by Edith Emunah for Artisan Book Reviews.