Sylvio spent the past decade banished from Simare's court, stripped of land, ancestral home and title - from Minister of National Security to back-country bowyer. But not any bowyer; Sylvio creates bows from laminations of wood and human bone, bows that are said to speak, bows known as the legendary arcossi.
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.
Five Rivers Chapmanry
The life of a bowyer won't seem so bad. From Mountains of Ice tells the story of fallen noble Sylvio, as he returns to the courts of Simare and finds that he's being dragged into a world of murder and insanity. Set in an Italian renaissance inspired world, From Mountains of Ice is an entertaining and original fantasy from Lorina Stephens, highly recommended.
- Midwest Book Review
A brilliant writer. One of the best. This isn't just good fantasy; it's top of the genre.
- Robert Runte, editor Tesseracts5
Among the best fantasy books I've read in quite some time.
- Brian Rathbone, author, The Dawning of Power