In wintry Maine lawyer Oliver Bascombe suffers from cold
feet not just because he went outside in the snowy weather,
but more because tomorrow he is to get married. He explains
to his older sister Collette that he has doubts as he
cannot think of one happily ever after marriage though he
further explains that he thinks he loves Julianna; yet
wonders how can you be sure even if his fiancée is
wonderful, intelligent and beautiful?
While reading The Sea Wolf to pass time, the outside storm
smashes through his Victorian home door carrying something
inside a vortex. Suddenly "the winter man" staggers from
the middle of all that snow now inside Oliver's home. The
newcomer pleads with his host to help him even as he
informs Oliver he is known as Jack Frost and that he needs
him to save his life from a deadly Myth Hunter from beyond
the Veil. Ignoring his wedding, Oliver agrees. While Oliver
enters the Veil on his quest to save the life of Jack
Frost, his sister Collette investigates his disappearance
and the murder of their father with the help of Police
Detective Ted Hallowell.
This terrific fantasy grips the audience with the abrupt
change from the calm of a reluctant groom pondering how he
can be sure to when Frost busts through the door. The story
line is action-paced but plays out with two subplots: a
fantasy quest beyond the Veil and a murder mystery
disappearance on mundane earth. Both work because of the
strong cast that makes believers out of readers that Jack
Frost, THE MYTH HUNTERS and the land of the fae exist.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted January 16, 2006
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 24, 2007
In this enthralling new series from bestselling author Christopher Golden, one man is drawn into a realm just across the veil from our own, where every captivating myth and fairy tale is true, the vanished exist -- and every fear is founded.
Book One: The Myth Hunters
Yielding to his father's wishes, Oliver Bascombe abandoned his dream of being an actor and joined the family law firm. Now he will marry a lovely young woman bearing the Bascombe stamp of approval. But on the eve of his wedding, a blizzard sweeps in -- bringing with it an icy legend who calls into question everything Oliver believes about the world and his place in it . . .
Pursued by a murderous creature who heeds no boundaries, Jack Frost needs Oliver's help to save both himself and his world -- an alternate reality slowly being displaced by our own. To help him, Oliver Bascombe, attorney-at-law, will have to become Oliver Bascombe, adventurer, hero -- and hunter. So begins a magnificent journey where he straddles two realities . . . and where, even amid danger, Oliver finds freedom for the very first time.