And now, after a decade, he is called back to the capitol, summoned by his Prince whom he suspects is a patricide and insane. His very life is in danger and with it the country he has served through all his days.
From Mountains of Ice is a story of love, endurance and the meaning of honour.
|Publisher:||Five Rivers Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)|
About the Author
She has had several short fiction pieces published in Canada's acclaimed On Spec magazine, Postscripts to Darkness, Neo-Opsis, Deluge, Strangers Among Us, and Marion Zimmer Bradley's fantasy anthology Sword & Sorceress X.
Her book credits include:
Stonehouse Cooks, Five Rivers Publishing, 2011,
From Mountains of Ice, Five Rivers Publishing, 2009,
And the Angels Sang, Five Rivers Publishing, 2008,
Shadow Song, Five Rivers Publishing, 2008,
Recipes of a Dumb Housewife, Lulu Publishing 2007,
Credit River Valley, Boston Mills Press 1994,
Touring the Giant's Rib: A Guide to the Niagara Escarpment; Boston Mills Press 1993
Lorina Stephens is presently working on two new novels, The Rose Guardian, and Caliban. She lives with her husband of four decades in a historic stone house in Neustadt, Ontario.
You can find her at lorinastephens.com, Facebook, and Twitter @LorinaStephens
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Sylvio di Danuto was banished from Simare's court a decade ago. Now, stripped of all lands and titles, he lives quietly with his wife in Danuto where he makes bows from the bones of their ancestors. When he gets a summons to return to court, he knows something is wrong. He suspects the young prince is insane and may have killed his father. Now Sylvio must make choices which will effect not only himself but the entire country.From Mountains of ice is set in a world that resembles the Italian Renaissance. It is a fantasy novel about love in its many forms: the love between a man and his wife, the love of family and country, the love of friends and ancestors, and about what happens when love and hate become entangled. It is also about honour and sacrifice, justice and the need to make hard choices in terrible times.I enjoyed this book a lot. However, I did have one problem with it. Occasionally, Stephens introduces a modern word which seems out of place in this world. I don't know if they played soccer in the renaissance (maybe they did) but I found it jarring in an otherwise beautifully written narrative. Fortunately, this did not happen often and certainly not often enough to keep me from recommending this book highly to lovers of fantasy or anyone who just likes a good book.