Flames Over Frosthelm

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Sometimes, your case takes a left turn. Or three or four. Marten Mingenstern and Boog Eggstrom are provisional inspectors, fresh out of Inquisitor’s Guild training and eager to prove themselves. Assigned the mundane task of tracking down stolen jewels, they instead uncover a mysterious cult set on destroying the city. After a thief explodes, they earn the enmity of a vicious noble, the Chief Inquisitor gets bought off and goes rogue, they are seized by barbarians, and they are sentenced to death at least a couple of times. In a final, frantic race with prophecy, they face ruthless fanatics, a city turned against them, and terrible forces long buried.

Flames over Frosthelm is the first novel about the Inquisitor’s Guild, the investigative arm of the government of Frosthelm, a medieval city-state where criminals thrive, nobles scheme, and dark secrets lurk. Expect intrigue, mystery, swordplay, adventure, politics, romance, and the strong bonds of friendship. And a little magic along the way. Described as Princess Bride meets CSI, this new novel is a tale of classic adventure with a healthy dose of humor.

Flames over Frosthelm is a full stand-alone novel. Beginning, middle, and end, and no waiting for sequels to find out how the adventure ends (hear that, George R.R.?). There is swordplay, violence, death, and some romance, but the audiobook does not include anything terribly hardcore. Think PG13 or Harry Potter and you’re probably in the right place.

2 reviews for Flames Over Frosthelm

  1. Nemesis Reviews

    Dave Dobson did a great job with Inquisitors’ Guild book 1, Flames Over Frosthelm. The characters and plot were well developed, there were great times, good times, fun times, and sad times. Overall I would recommend this adventure! Audio Version: This was the first time I have listened to anything narrated by Simon de Deney and he did a wonderful job.

  2. Deborah J. Lightfoot

    Skillfully blending humor with deadly serious sorcery, this is a thoroughly enjoyable fantasy that’s set in an intriguing, medieval city-state. The characters are vivid and idiosyncratic, and they provide many laugh-out-loud moments as they pursue their suspects, unravel the mystery, and venture into a little shy romance … all on the way to saving the world. There’s plenty of action and wide-ranging adventure. Plus, the story’s unpredictable magic allows for an interesting, well-thought-out dialogue on the cosmic tension between order and chaos. The narrator is perfect for this story, with great pacing and a style that suits all of its elements: The fight scenes are delivered with energy, and the comic punch lines get exactly the right touch of dry wit, perfectly reflecting the self-deprecation of the lovable main character, Marty. I’m delighted to have discovered the work of this author and this narrator. They’re a great team.

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