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Shadow Frost

(2019)
(The first book in the Shadow Frost Trilogy series)
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In the kingdom of Axaria, a darkness rises.

Some call it a monster, laying waste to the villagers and their homes.
Some say it is an invulnerable demon summoned from the deepest abysses of the Immortal Realm.
Many soldiers from the royal guard are sent out to hunt it down.
Not one has ever returned.

When Asterin Faelenhart, Princess of Axaria and heir to the throne, discovers that she may hold the key to defeating the mysterious demon terrorizing her kingdom, she vows not to rest until the beast is slain. With the help of her friends and the powers she wields—though has yet to fully understand—Asterin sets out to complete a single task. The task that countless trained soldiers have failed.

To kill it.

But as they hunt for the demon, they unearth a plot to assassinate the princess herself instead. Asterin and her companions begin to wonder how much of their lives have been lies, especially when they realize that the center of the web of deceit might very well be themselves. With no one else to turn to, they are forced to decide just how much they are willing to sacrifice to protect the only world they have ever known.

That is … if the demon doesn’t get to them first.

From young author Coco Ma comes a dazzling new tale of adventure, power, and betrayal, weaving together a stunning world of magic with a killer cast in an explosive, unforgettable debut.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Shadow Frost is one of the best books of 2019 and needs to be on everyone's must-read lists!" - Jennifer L Armentrout

"A gorgeous tale with a matryoshka of plots stacked within plots, a fierce rebellious princess, a cast of characters you will constantly be rooting for, stunning magic and, of course, all the bloody demons you can shake a sword at!" - Rin Chupeco

"Shadow Frost is a promising start to what I hope will be a long series, with a myriad cast of characters sure to appeal to the young adult reader, and a full and satisfying finish. Coco Ma is a new, enthusiastic voice in Young Adult Fantasy, and I can't wait to see what she comes up with next." - Kim Harrison

"A world of magic and intrigue is cannily laid out by a newcomer to the field of high fantasy. As expertly as she catapults a piano sonata into flights of tonal glory, Coco Ma lures a reader into the kingdom of Axaria, where powerful teen-noble Asterin fights against treachery and malice. The color and pace of Shadow Frost rivals anything else you will encounter this year on the far side of reality. Dress warmly." - Gregory Maguire

"Shadow Frost is a fresh, confident and remarkably self-assured book. Asterin Faelenhart is a heroine of a type I wish had been more common when I'd been a teenager -- capable and imperfect, tender and sharp, with both sword and magic readied in the face of overwhelming odds. If Ma was this good at fifteen, the future of the genre is extremely bright." - Tamsyn Muir


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Used availability for Coco Ma's Shadow Frost

Hardback Editions

October 2019 : Hardback
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Title: Shadow Frost (The Shadow Frost Trilogy, 1)
Author(s): Coco Ma
ISBN: 1-982527-44-7 / 978-1-982527-44-0
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

October 2020 : Paperback
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Title: Shadow Frost
Author(s): Coco Ma
ISBN: 1-09-409120-0 / 978-1-09-409120-4
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

October 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Shadow Frost: Library Edition
Author(s): Coco Ma
ISBN: 1-982527-18-8 / 978-1-982527-18-1
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


October 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Shadow Frost (The Shadow Frost Trilogy)
Author(s): Coco Ma
ISBN: 1-982527-19-6 / 978-1-982527-19-8
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: Shadow Frost
Author(s): Coco Ma
ISBN: 1-982527-20-X / 978-1-982527-20-4
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Shadow Frost: Shadow Frost Trilogy, Book 1
Author(s): Coco Ma
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


October 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Shadow Frost: Shadow Frost Trilogy, Book 1
Author(s): Coco Ma
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Shadow Frost: Shadow Frost Trilogy, Book 1
Author(s): Coco Ma
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Shadow Frost: Shadow Frost Trilogy, Book 1
Author(s): Coco Ma
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Shadow Frost (Shadow Frost Trilogy Book 1)
Author(s): Coco Ma
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU