Kron Evenhanded is an artificer, able to enchant any man-made object, but he finds people more difficult to work with. After many years studying at the Magic Institute, he leaves to return to his childhood home. When he visits the city of Vistichia, he encounters Sal-thaath, an extremely magical but dangerous child created by Salth, another magician Kron knew at the Magic Institute. Kron attempts to civilize Sal-thaath, but his efforts lead to tragedy. Salth, who has gained additional magic from the stars, vows revenge against Kron and his beloved Bella. Kron is forced to ally himself with a quartet of new deities and their human Avatars, including Bella. Kron must help the new Avatars defend Vistichia as Salth attempts to drain its life and magic. But Salth has Ascended halfway to godhood over Time. Will Kron's artifacts be enough to protect the city and the Avatars, especially the woman he loves, or will Time separate them?
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
This is the first book in The Season Avatars Series. In this book we meet Kron and Bella. Kron is an artificier. This means that he can enchant any man made object. Once he is done training he returns home and travels to another city where he meets Sal-thaath who is a child that is extremely magical and dangerous and was created by his ex- schoolmate, Salth. He tries to save the child but the worst happens and as a result Salth wants revenge from Kron and Bella. In order to stop Salth a group of Deities, their human Avatars (Della), and Kron have to band together. Will they be strong enough to basically fight a man who is halfway to being as strong as a God? Can Kron and his artifacts save them? Will he keep or lose the city and the woman he loves? You immediately find yourself on Kron's side when you read this book. It did jump around a bit so that threw me off but all in all I did enjoy it. There were large gaps in the story that was a little bit confusing. If you like fantasy this is a good book. Off to read book 2 :D I would have rated it a little bit higher but the gaps and the time jumps kinda threw me off.