Frostfire is first book in The Kanin Chronicles by Amanda Hocking, who is from Minnesota un the USA.
The book are the second or third set of books based in this fantastic kingdom that’s actually in our world, kind of like Harry Potter. It took a bit to catch onto this world that I was entering because I was unsure about where fantastic ended and real life began. At the beginning, Bryn, the main character, is in Chicago, and then she drove into Canada (er, ok where? as a Canadian, I want to know) and took a train to Winnipeg then drove north. Even before Hudson’s Bay was mentioned, I knew that’s where we were taken, roughly speaking. It was fun to sort of gradually become immersed in this world that Bryn lives in and I liked that not to much information was divulged too soon, although readers of previous series may have known what would happen sooner than I did.
Basically, Bryn is a tracker; as far as I can tell, this means that she finds these special kids and returns them to the special troll community. Also, trolls = people who kinda sorta somewhat look like humans, but aren’t human… Trolls were not ugly, grey skinned beings who live under bridges in this series.
I am looking forward to the next books in the series, which I will read as soon as I can.
Frostfire: The Kanin Chronicles