5.0 out of 5 starsStorm of Arranon-Wow!
By Kindle Customer on April 16, 2015
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This story will drag you in and keep you enthralled until the end and wanting more. Just loved the characters and the whole setup in this new harsh world. You get wrapped up in the lives of the heroes and urge them on to win the fight!
5.0 out of 5 starsA thrilling, action-filled adventure from start to finish!
Bybeautyandthebookson December 14, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
An amazing science fiction/fantasy adventure with action from start to finish! I thoroughly enjoyed the author's exquisite writing style and detailed, thorough world-building. I didn't realize that this was a a second in a series but I could still follow everything that was going on well and understood the world in which it took place. I loved it so much though that I am going to go back and read the first as well now before rereading this one! I definitely recommend this book to anyone that enjoys science fiction/fantasy and adventure novels!
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review*
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat read!
ByDiana Woolleyon August 6, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
I loved this book. This author swept me into the world of Erynn and her friends right away. The characters and the world they live in came to life for me and it was hard to put the book down. For those parents who are concerned about the some of the things in other works of fantasy there are no worries here. Great read!
4.0 out of 5 starsAn excellent read!
ByOpenBookSociety dot comon March 25, 2013
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*Beware of possible Spoilers*
Wow, what an enjoyable read. How the author managed to add so much more to this story is amazing. What a wonderful world, with new exciting areas; a whole new world underground. With new characters and characters from the first book that continue to grow and become even better. The new evil was interesting, with extra depth not always found in the "bad guy".
Besides the main characters which I enjoyed all of them. Cace was awesome, his special skills were much needed and how that situation evolved was perfect. I'm hoping he will be in the next book, with more of the mixed children and there special abilities. I can't wait to see where the author takes this story.
The twist with the romance was well done, it also adds to the story and doesn't over take it. I thought how Erynn reacted was believable and then how she figured out how to be more mature about it and not run from the situation but listen, was how an intelligent young person would react. Also, that she was able to let go of the drama and focus on what her special role was; excellent!
I really love this series!!! So why 4 stars and not 5? It's the ending. Yes, I know there is another book (can't wait) but the ending was abrupt and there were so many questions left open ended. I don't mind some questions, but for me personally there was to much not answered. I would put this into my "wait for the series to be finished" file on my goodreads label. Except this is such a great series I don't think at this point I could wait. This series just keeps getting better and better. I highly recommend it!
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5.0 out of 5 starsStunning and visually written!
Bylaurathomas61on January 19, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
I'm going to do my best to tell you about Fire and Ice, Book Two, without giving any spoilers. You've been warned:)
How about I give you a taste of the opening to this awesome sequel!
"A high piercing scream ripped through the icy air and echoed along the dark intersecting tunnels. The shrieking faded and died."
Right away I'm entranced! Read on.
"Possession was a painful adjustment.
For the one being possessed.
Dhoran smiled. He felt the corners of the host's lips jerk in a reluctant response.
Resistance is useless.
Dhoran stared down at his new body. Sensations dead for nearly two decades rushed through him. ....A light sweetness lingered in his mouth and he licked full lips, finding more of this spicy syrupiness. His tongue darted across even teeth blunted with flat surfaces for grinding. He frowned.
There will be no rip and tear to this bite.
Dhoran raised his hands and glared down at the shape and size of them....he missed the thick claws and taut muscles that had rippled under the glossy red-gold scales of his body."
The evil Dhoran is back and up to some new tricks.
I was introduced to the world of Arranon in Storm of Arranon, Book One. I made many friends and was fascinated by the world R.E. Sheahan built.
The first book won my heart and imagine how happy I was to find Fire and Ice was even better. The author's writing is tighter, more showing then telling. This is excellent as I would love to be able to see Erynn's world of Arranon. You almost can.
I love the world beneath the surface of Arranon, the soul of the planet. Yes, the planet is alive, and the connection to Erynn is strong. The exotic visual descriptions of flora and fauna had my imagination spinning.
One of my favorite creatures are the wolves. I have a thing for the beautiful creatures and I could just see them so clearly.
My favorite characters, Erynn and Jaer, along with some others, are back. And there's a new one that will keep you guessing. I'd like to know more of this one's story.
If you haven't read the first book, the good news is you will still love this one. The author gives you enough background to fill you in.
There's more danger, action, and suspense too. Erynn's determination to protect Arranon has made her mature and step up her game, keeping you so wrapped up in Fire and Ice. Dhoran's lust for power, to rule the world, is formidable. The many characters enrich the story and bring it all to life.
The battles are intense, but not too graphic, and the romance is light, with no sexual scenes. I would recommend this to everyone.
A wonderous continuance in the addictive story of Arranon and it's fate.
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. My opinions are entirely my own.
Honorable Mention in Writer's Digest's Self Published Book Awards for MG/YA 2013
Structure and Organization: 5
Production Quality and Cover Design: 5
Plot (if applicable): 5
Character Development (if applicable): 5
First of all, this is a gorgeous-looking book. The production on it is really professionally done, and it definitely does not look like a lot of self-published books. Awesome choice in artwork!
What struck me right away and really set this apart from the other books in the contest is how well written it is. You drop us right into the action -- chapter after chapter -- and sprinkle in just enough details that we are SHOWN what we need to be shown so that we can experience the scenes right along with the characters, rather than being TOLD a lot of details and exposition, etc. Really well done!
As well, your verbs remain active throughout, which makes for very clear, snappy writing.
My only real criticism in terms of the writing is just a small thing -- is: Use internal, italicized thoughts sparingly. You convey a lot of Erynn's inner workings through what she's saying/doing, so I would argue that you could snip some of these. It's just something that, if you do it a lot, it can get repetitive. And you don't need all of them. Sometimes this can feel like TELLING instead of SHOWING; however, since you're so great with showing, it doesn't really come off that way. Just a thought. :)