As punishment for plotting with his brothers to steal immortality, Garreth is suffering a freezing torment until the end of time. Again and again, his fierce fighter’s physique is frozen into a chiseled ice sculpture, his heart hardening like a diamond in his chest—only to thaw and resume the chilling torture. Until, like his older brother Dethan, he is offered a reprieve from a goddess—in exchange for his allegiance in a celestial civil war.
Garreth lives to fight and fights to live. But while laying siege to an embattled city, he finds another reason to go on—a beautiful warrior woman named Sarielle, who commands a mythic beast through a mysterious and powerful bond. Terrified of her strength, the city rulers have kept her captive, and now she refuses to submit to a new master. As Garreth seeks to unleash her passion and melt the icy resistance of her heart, will he become her ultimate salvation—or lead them both to greater destruction?
Garreth is the youngest of the four brothers cursed by the Gods and now he is aiding his eldest brother, Dethan, in finding support for some of the warring Gods. Cursed to suffer excruciating pain as he freezes in torment every night, he nevertheless remains steadfast and honourable. When their quest leads them to the city of Kith, he meets Sarielle, a slave with a unique bond to a powerful creature that has constantly been exploited. These two people are each carrying a burden and hiding secrets but somehow Garreth starts to convince Sarielle that she is more than a captive and their romance begins. Unfortunately not all are happy to see this blooming relationship and betrayal of the most painful kind is about to come knocking at the door!
You just have to like Garreth, he's such a noble decent sort and although he lives to fight, he has his own code and I really liked that about him. That's not to say he doesn't make mistakes, but there's nothing wrong with a slightly flawed hero. Sarielle is the perfect foil for him with her devout loyalty and even her naïveté made her seem more real. She really grows as the story progresses and I found the romance between them worked very well. I love it when the characters are sympathetic and could understand the reasons for so much that happens. I particularly enjoyed seeing more of the Gods and learning more about them and how they interact. I look forward to finding out what Ms Frank has planned next for these characters.
I was gifted a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.