Suzanne Francis has brought us another excellent novel! Wintermoon Ice is the first book of the “Sons of the Mariner” series. This is an intriguing fantasy, set both in the present day and in an otherworldly place and time. The science fiction elements of time travel and alternate universes are woven masterfully into the tale.
We meet again some of the characters first encountered in Suzanne Francis’s earlier series, “Song of the Arkafina” — consisting of Heart of Hythea, Ketha’s Daughter, Dawnmaid and Beyond the Gyre. However, Wintermoon Ice can be read as a standalone novel and serves as an excellent introduction to the work of Suzanne Francis.
Wintermoon Ice is available now from all good ebook stores, including Fictionwise, eBooks.com, Scribd, Wowio Sony Connect, and on Amazon.com for the Kindle.
Here is the “back cover copy”:
Wintermoon Ice, set on present-day Earth, features Tessa Kivelson, an archaeologist who unexpectedly acquires a mirror and a journal from her long-dead grandmother, Suvi Markku. This find thrusts Tessa into danger from alien creatures called Polydactyls, and she turns to her exasperating neighbour Jakob Faircrow for help. He is a capable defender (and later, lover) but she finds his smug arrogance infuriating. Jakob and Tessa must put aside their differences long enough to discover why Suvi hid the mirror and why the Polys want it. The journal provides vital clues to Suvi’s past life in Severnessa with Jakob’s twin brother Lut — a life that will shortly intersect with Tessa’s, when a magic gateway blends past and present, and brings the two women face to face with the creator of the Polydactyls.
Wintermoon Ice is a spellbinding tale of twos: two cites, two times, two brothers and two women, who must save their world from an unspeakable terror.
For more details about Suzanne Francis, Wintermoon Ice, and links to available ebook formats, please see the Wintermoon Ice page on mushroom-ebooks.com