Lady Gwendolyn lo Havil is an Ava Spring, born to heal others and lead the Season Avatars of her generation. Season Avatars with divine magic must work in groups of four to save the country of Challen from Chaos Season, times when all of the seasons appear at once. When the current Ava Spring dies in a riding accident, Gwen must find the other three Season Avatars she will link with. But two of them are missing, and with Gwen's own magic crippled by a cursed pottery shard, she will have to use all of her skills to find the Avatars scattered across the country of Challen. During her journey, she meets a stranger who claims to know the shard's origin. Is he truly an ally of the Season Avatars, or is he trying to stop them from uniting?
About the Author
Sandra Ulbrich Almazan started reading at the age of three and only stops when absolutely required to. Although she hasn’t been writing quite that long, she did compose a very simple play in German during middle school. Her science fiction novella Move Over Ms. L. (an early version of Lyon’s Legacy) earned an Honorable Mention in the 2001 UPC Science Fiction Awards, and her short story “A Reptile at the Reunion” was published in the anthology Firestorm of Dragons. Other published works by Sandra include Twinned Universes, the sequel to Lyon's Legacy; Seasons' Beginnings, Book One of the fantasy Season Avatars series; and several science fiction and fantasy short stories. She is a founding member of Broad Universe, which promotes science fiction, fantasy, and horror written by women. Her undergraduate degree is in molecular biology/English, and she has a Master of Technical and Scientific Communication degree. Her day job is QA Representative for enzyme company; she’s also been a technical writer and a part-time copyeditor for a local newspaper. Some of her other accomplishments are losing on Jeopardy! and taking a stuffed orca to three continents. She lives in the Chicago area with her husband, Eugene; and son, Alex. In her rare moments of free time, she enjoys crocheting, listening to classic rock (particularly the Beatles), and watching improv comedy.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Scattered Seasons in the second book in the Season Avatars Series but it can be read as a standalone. In this book we realize that Avatars much work in groups of 4 to help the seasons change because there is one time when Chaos Season arrives and tries to have all 4 seasons arrive at once in a devastating event. We meet Gwendolyn who is a Spring Avatar and who is thrust into the position of leading the Season Avatars of her generation early when the current Ava Spring dies early. Oh and she has also lost her healing skill because of a cursed shard attacking her. So Gwen sets off to find the 3 others but 2 are missing and Gwen's magic is cursed. What follows is her using all her magic and everything to try to find the Avatars in the country of Challen. They can not stop the Chaos season unless all 4 of them work together. When she finds Jenna they work on trying to find the two missing Ava's, Ysabel and Kay. What makes this even harder is that this is basically set in a setting where woman are second hand citizens and cant even go into certain places without an escort. The Aunt made me laugh so much. This book was a whirlwind (no pun intended) of action and events and I felt dragged along for the ride which I happily embraced. I wish we had learned more about some of the other characters and this phase of their lives. I found I liked this one a bit more than book 1 and that you can tell the change in the writing from book 1 to book 2.