The author and Goddess Blog Fish Tour gave me a copy of the ebook to read for review and to be part of this tour (thank you). You can pick up a copy of this book at any place selling ebooks now. It's written for young adults, but I really enjoyed it. I won't tell if an adult happens to buy a copy for themselves and I know the author won't either.
Markus is the great hunter and has no problem killing his prey with little effort. His father is determined he will not be emotional or compassionate. He will be a formidable warrior, but no more. Markus has an older brother, Alec, who is weak and has trouble breathing and he is the scapegoat for punishment in the family. Even if it was Marcus who was at fault, Alec gets punished.
The first big problem in Markus' life is that he cannot stand up to his bullying father. He stays away from him as much as he can and tries to ignore most of what he says. That makes him feel like a coward. And when one of the women in the village exposes how the father treats Alec and shames him even more, that problem turns into a monster.
The prophet says if he continues overkilling and hurting the animals, the ice dragon will rise. Not only that, each time he kills something one of his family will die. Markus finds that when he mistreated a rabbit, his mother dies in the same way. And then the ice dragon shows up. And he thought he had problems before...
This is a big adventure for Markus. He leaves the village to escape the dragon and keep it after him instead of killing everyone in the village. While defending himself against the dragon, he falls and finds himself in a new world under the ice. He falls in love there, but he has to save his village and his love from the witch who wants only power. It sounds like an impossible quest and how it turns out is amazing.
This is just the first book in this series. It can be read as a standalone, but I bet it'll hook you enough to see how the tale proceeds in this book.
Why not hang out with Markus and see if you can tame a dragon and help him with a plan to kill the witch?