Jack Frost: The End Becomes the Beginning (Guardians, #5) by William Joyce, 368 pages. Atheneum Books (Simon and Schuster), 2018. $18.
Content: Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG.
BUYING ADVISORY: EL – ADVISABLE
AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE
This is the story of the Guardian Jack Frost, formally known as Nightlight. Jack Frost has been missing for a long time, but as the evil Pitch’s power begins to grow, Jack has to come forth and tell his story because it is through his story that he can stop Pitch from spreading his evil. Jack is reunited with his best friend Katherine, and they go to Katherine’s home where they remember how and why Jack disappeared, as they take time to remember Pitch’s power grow, but the Guardians goodness and friendship is their strength.
I know that summary doesn’t do this book justice, but I totally enjoyed Jack Frost’s story. I loved the creative setting and the characters steeped in fairy tale. This book has a story within a story and then you must remember the impending danger, which is the overriding story, so that can be confusing. I haven’t read any other books in this series, and still enjoyed the read, but I am now interesting in reading the other books. This is a well done fantasy novel.
Reviewer, C. Peterson