Fire and Ice (Storm of Arranon #2)
written by R.E. Sheahan
published by Rule of Three Press
Why did I pick this book: I read the first book, Storm of Arranon, and agreed to read the second book. See my review of Storm of Arranon here. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)
Did I enjoy this book: I had the same problems I did with the first book: plenty of details, but not quite in the right places. I was expecting (read: hoping for) a climactic end battle between Dhoran and Erynn, and instead, well, let’s just say there wasn’t much drama involved. I can’t help thinking that Sheahan could have done a much better job building suspense; I’m glad the Good Guys win, but I guess I wish they’d had to struggle a bit more. I mean sure, they braved snowstorm after snowstorm, but in the end no one really had to spend much energy saving prisoners or capturing the Evil Bad Guy.
Would I recommend it: As with the first book, it’s a good story, but there are others I’d recommend first.
Will I read it again: It’s unlikely I’ll continue or re-read this series.
About the book – from Goodreads: Newly commissioned Interceptor fighter pilot, Erynn Yager, knows sacrifice. Her battle against a brutal alien enemy intent on destroying her two worlds set her on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment, all while struggling to gain control of her secret abilities. With the alien threat crushed, Erynn believes the worst is behind her. She settles in to experience first love and a changed life on a hidden military base deep inside a glacier covered mountain on Arranon.
Her peaceful existence can’t last.
Dhoran, the evil sovereign of Arranon’s underworld has risen from the dead to possess an unwilling human. Dhoran’s powers grow while he plots a war that may plunge Arranon onto a path of destruction neither realm will survive. Arranon is pulled into chaos as violence spreads across the planet.
Drawn first in visions, Erynn enters a diverse world beneath Arranon’s surface, a realm teeming with danger, mystery, and beauty. The battle thrusts her into an uncharted kingdom, intensifying her connection to the heart and soul of the living Arranon.