Frostheart Books in Order By Jamie Littler
“It’s a yeti folk song, older than I am, if you can believe that,” Yanpa said. “It tells of two lovers torn apart by fate. They spend their lives searching but, alas, are unable to find each other. Both die, their souls returning to the earth. But it is here, at last, after a lifetime apart, that they’re reunited. Overjoyed, they dance together into eternity, surrounded by all the twining souls in the great World Weave. For we are all connected, and those that leave us are never truly lost.”
― Jamie Littler, Rise of the World Eater
- Frostheart (2019)
- Escape From Aurora (2020)
- Rise of the World Eater (2021)
What is Frostheart about?
Frostheart is a great trilogy of children’s/fantasy books that were written and illustrated by Jamie Littler. The books follow Ash, a child who has been abandoned by both his parents when he was a baby. He has been adopted by a small tribe village, Fira, far out in one of the coldest sections of the monster-infested snow sea. The trilogy begins with a group of travelers arrive on a ship called Frostheart. And there, our true adventure begins, where they take on board Ash after Fira kick him out discovering that his is a Song-Weaver. Someone who is able to communicate with the monsters of the land, the lurkers.
Who is Jamie Littler?
Jamie Littler is an author/illustrator who is best known for his best-selling debut trilogy, Frostheart. Which has been translated into many languages around the world. His first professional work as an illustrator was for a childrens book, Atomic! Vile’s Vengeance (2012) written by Guy Bass and published by Scholastic. He has gone on to illustrate for many other authors, which include and not limited to; Danny Wallace, Enid Blyton, Phillip Ardagh.
Jamie Littler is currently working on another series of books called Arkspire which is slated to be released in July 2023. He currently lives in North London, UK, and believes that his house is haunted.
“Clinging to a painful past will only poison the present,” he said softly. “But the future is still there to be made.” Ash smiled. These were the most comforting words he had ever heard from Tobu.
― Jamie Littler, Frostheart
Below is the best order to read the Frostheart series. The books follow one after the other, with the ending of the previous book being the essence of the plot for the next book.
WARNING: There may be spoilers for some of the books mentioned. These are taken from the official descriptions but can sometimes spoil parts of previous books. So please be careful!
78,345 words, 442 pages, 46 chapters, 5hrs 15mins to read.
1,703 average words per chapter, 9.6 average pages per chapter
Published by Puffin
4.07 out of 5 on Goodreads
Way out in the furthest part of the known world, a tiny stronghold exists all on its own, cut off from the rest of human-kin by monsters that lurk beneath the Snow Sea.
There, a little boy called Ash waits for the return of his parents, singing a forbidden lullaby to remind him of them… and doing his best to avoid his very, VERY grumpy yeti guardian, Tobu.
But life is about to get a whole lot more crazy-adventurous for Ash.
When a brave rescue attempt reveals he has amazing magical powers, he’s whisked aboard the Frostheart, a sleigh packed full of daring explorers who could use his help. But can they help him find his family . . . ?
Escape From Aurora (2020)
83,750 words, 465 pages, 48 chapters, 5hrs 35mins to read.
1,744 average words per chapter, 9.6 average pages per chapter
Published by Puffin
4.45 out of 5 on Goodreads
Ash and the rest of the Frostheart’s brave crew have finally arrived at the majestic stronghold of Aurora – and Ash’s mind is blown. It’s an extraordinary place – unlike anything he’s ever seen – and he can’t wait to solve the next clue that will lead him to his parents. But it’s quickly clear that even Aurora isn’t safe for Song Weavers. A fanatical Pathfinder captain has turned the city against Ash and his kind – and it’s not long before the Frostheart has to make another break for freedom.
But when a vicious Wraith attack leaves Ash, Lunah, Rook and Tobu stranded on the ice, they will have to use all their strength and cunning to reach safety. But what they find is even more incredible
Rise of the World Eater (2021)
91,915 words, 502 pages, 53 chapters, 6hrs 10mins to read.
1,734 average words per chapter, 9.4 average pages per chapter
Published by Puffin
4.54 out of 5 on Goodreads
Ash faces his greatest challenge yet as the evil Wraith leader Shaard unleashes the dreaded Devourer from its centuries-long imprisonment. Only by uniting can the peoples of the Snow Sea hope to stand against the monster’s wrath, but as the Devourer targets the stronghold of Aurora, the tribes remain as divided as ever.
In a last desperate move, Ash and the crew of the Frostheart journey to the yeti lands, where humans are forbidden, in search for the truth about the Devourer’s origins, and the one weakness that may prove its undoing…
“It can’t always be like this! Groups of people fearing each other – it’ll never end,” Ash pleaded.
― Jamie Littler, Escape From Aurora
While these books are aimed at younger audiences (6-11 year olds), I found myself enjoying this trilogy immensely. There are moments of raw emotion mixed with comedy around a great adventure. Filled with amazing illustrations from the man himself, he created a truly engaging and immersive world that I struggled to put down. These books are one hundred percent worth your time!
If you have enjoyed any of Jamie Littler’s work and want to learn more about his or any other of his work, then feel free to check out his website.
Which one is your favourite or most looking forward to picking up next?
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Total Word Count in Frostheart and More!
- Total words: 254,010 words
- Total pages: 1,409 pages
- Total chapters: 147 chapters
- Total reading time: 17hrs
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Things to Note:
- Word count is an approximation.
- Amount of pages may differ due to different publications, font style and/or size etc.
- Time spent reading is generally an approximation based on the word count and the average reading time. The average reader will read 250 WPM (Words Per Minute).
- This is the original publisher of the books.
- The current Goodreads score at the time of writing.