Voyage of the Frostheart by Jamie Littler
Published by Viking Books for Young Readers on November 5, 2019
Genres: Middle Grade , Adventure
Source: Library read
2020 challenge: 2019 read
I would give this book 4 for a review.
The whimsy of Nevermoor meets the mythical world-building of Neil Gaiman in this unlikely hero’s quest to find his parents–and find the home he’s always longed for.
In a snow-covered land where monsters rule the icy tundra, only song weavers hold the power to control these vicious giants. But for centuries song weavers have been the subject of suspicion–how can those who hold so much power be trusted?
Ever since his parents were lost on a pathfinding expedition, Ash has spent his life as an outcast. As a budding song weaver, his village marked him as a potential threat, even though all he wants to do is protect them. Eager to find his place in the world, he and his cantankerous yeti caretaker seek passage on the Frostheart: a ship-like sleigh whose mission is to explore faraway lands.
There he meets a fast-talking, spunky navigator, a walrus captain with a peg leg who runs a tight sleigh, and a mysterious traveler who encourages him to hone his song. But can Ash’s song weaving save the Frostheart from the monsters hiding under the ice? Or will his untamed powers put his newfound friends in jeopardy?
Chockfull of heart and humor, as well as Jamie Littler’s irresistable illustrations, the journey of the Frostheart will win over readers and gatekeepers looking for a rich, gateway fantasy read.
I really enjoyed this read. I loved the setting in this read. I thought some of the moments/twists in this book were predictable but still the way it was done was super fun. I thought this book had such a unique setting that was mix of both ship and sea adventure and then like snowy world. I really loved the song weaver mythology that was created. I also really liked the rag tag mix of creaw that came together for this read, it warmed my heart. I am def excited for book 2.