Welcome to Between Frost and Fury by Chani Lynn Feener presented by Xpresso Book Tours! Yesterday I posted my 4 star review of Between Frost and Fury and today I have an excerpt to share. Personally I love this series and am excited to be sharing it with you today :)
Delaney has been kidnapped by aliens. Again. After only a month back on Earth with her hotnew alien boyfriend Ruckus, the deadly and devastatingly handsome prince Trystan has dragged her right back to his planet.
While some girls may dream of winning a prince’s heart, Delaney just wishes this one would leave her alone. Instead, she finds herself at the center of both a tense political battle between two alien kingdoms and Trystan’s romantic attentions, both of which are absolutely ruining the life she’s built on Earth. Not to mention the fact that she’s about to be crowned queen of a planet she’s barely even visited. Just another day in life of an ordinary human girl.
Writing Between Frost and Fury, the second book in my Xenith trilogy, was a lot of fun! Getting to revisit the same world and characters again is always a blast, and it’s sort of like catching up with old friends. Of course, for me, the wait isn’t nearly as long as it is for the reader. I started work on Between Frost and Fury about a month after the copy edits of Amid Stars and Darkness were completed. For most of you, it might have been about a year since you last read about Delaney and her aliens! So, with that in mind, I thought this might be a great time to reintroduce you all—or introduce you, if you haven’t yet had the chance to read book one (please do)—to the characters of this world. Starting with…
Delaney Grace, the girl mistaken for alien royalty in book one. She’s an eighteen year old who lives in Maine with her best friend and, by the end of Amid Stars and Darkness, her boyfriend. The end of book one took place midsummer, so she’s only got a little time left before she’s supposed to start her first semester of college. She tries to always stay positive, but has a tendency to get frustrated and say things she probably shouldn’t.
Ruckus Wux, the Ander (commander) who initially mistook Delaney for the Vakar Lissa (princess). The youngest person to ever hold the ander title, Ruckus is very dedicated to his job. He has a lot of respect from his fellow soldiers, however there aren’t many people who feels he can be himself with, as he feels like he always has to be in charge as his position dictates. Because of this, there are only a handful of people throughout the books we see him interact on a more friendly basis with, and it’s clear he’s been a little lonely on Xenith for a while.
Trystan End, the Zane (prince) of Kint. Trystan is beloved by his people, but everyone who’s been around him knows he’s very intimidating. He likes to be in charge wherever he goes, and he doesn’t like letting people forget it. He’ll do whatever he thinks is best for his people, no matter what, which sometimes crosses a line. Even though he takes being the Zane very seriously, he hates his father, the Rex. Like Ruckus, Trystan doesn’t have many people in his life he can consider true friends, though there are many loyal to him.
These are three of the main characters of the trilogy, though there are a few others, like Pettus, Gibus and Fawna, who are all friends of Ruckus, and later Delaney. There’s also the Basilissa (queen) of Vakar, Olena, the Lissa of Vakar, and the Rex of Kint, all of whom are royal pains in Delaney’s you know what. The rest, like Sanzie and Dom, you’ll have to read the book and discover yourself!
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