Storm of Arranon

Fire and Ice

Young Adult - Sci-Fi
303 Pages
Reviewed on 05/14/2013
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Author Biography

I have always been a reader. I love books, all the characters you meet, grow to love or hate, and the exciting places stories take you. When I wasn’t able to read, I listened to audio books on tape or CD. Still do. So at any given time, I probably have and audio book and an e-book or paperback going.
I wrote stories as a kid, usually about horses and dogs. Later, I realized I wrote fairly decent newspapers articles and was being asked to write letters for friends and family.
I started to dabble in writing while working as a Paramedic/Firefighter in Northern California. Trust me, it’s not like it appears on TV. There was plenty of time for books, mostly reading them.
I didn't seriously start writing until I moved to a ranch in Oregon. While waiting for lambs to be born in the middle of the night, I would head back to the house for an hour or two and sit down at the computer. Before I knew it, I had a book. It wasn't good, needed lots of work, but I learned a few things along the way.
I got involved with critique groups and went to writer's conferences. I was on the fast track to learning.
About four years ago the dabbling became more serious when worlds and characters screamed for, no, demanded attention. So I wrote my first manuscript. Then I wrote a second, a third, and a fourth. Wow!
Ideas from dreams follow me into warm sunny days or the quiet of falling snow. What ifs feed a vivid imagination. Even miss-typed phrases may lead to an "aha" moment.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Melinda Hills for Readers' Favorite

Erynn continues to grow in her special abilities that allow her to search for the way to stop the threat to her world. "Fire and Ice: Storm of Arranon" smoothly picks up the unfolding events begun in Book 1 as Erynn becomes more in tune with the planet’s guardians. Strange deaths occur and as the Anbas try to uncover the killer, Erynn is drawn deeper into exploring the ancient history of this world she has come to love. Unique gifts and a connection to the living spirit of the planet allow Erynn to travel to regions only thought to exist as legends. She encounters underground dwellers and is able to convince them of the disaster that is threatening their existence. In turn, they teach her secrets that will help her in her quest to find and defeat the evil that grows stronger each and every day. With the help of a boy who has a special ability to read the ancient language, Erynn comes close to putting an end to the forces intent on seizing power.

Robyn Sheahan has continued her exciting tale in "Fire and Ice" with the same rich development of the fantasy world that is real on planet Arranon. There is a smooth blending of the two worlds – over the surface and under the surface – which, although fantastic, is quite believable and natural. Plot twists and new characters add to the intrigue and keep the reader wondering how everything is going to turn out. It is hard not to cheer as Erynn achieves another victory but just as difficult not to feel the fear as new dangers arise.