Del Rey Books, January 2008
Jax is a storyteller, a master puppeteer who travels the spans between worlds, collecting and retelling variations on the myths that all cultures spawn. Daughter of the legendary story collector Bardsham, she is accompanied on her travels by Scooter, her father's manager, who seems to be growing more nervous about their path as Jax's fame catches up with her. SHADOWBRIDGE is a lyrical tale of myth-making and transgression.
“Frost draws richly detailed human characters and embellishes his multilayered stories with intriguing creatures—benevolent sea dragons, trickster foxes, death-eating snakes and capricious gods—that make this fantasy a sparkling gem of mythic invention and wonder.”—Publishers' Weekly
“...(T)he novel also achieves a kind of Florentine grace and balance rare in modern fantasy, interpolating tales within tales, playing ingenious games with point of view, and offering more than a few passages of surpassingly lovely prose. Frost could be on his way toward a masterpiece.”—Gary K. Wolfe, Locus
“Leodora's journey is filled with the brilliant details of Frost's masterful world building.Frost has created a world containing all manner of fantastic story and the promise of a fascinating history as Leodora moves into her destiny and the unknown future.”—Booklist (starred)
“Frost has set up a compelling world, brimming with energy and memorable characters. ”—Kathleen Ann Goonan, Washington Post Book World