From Mountains of Ice

General Fiction

By Lorina Stephens

Publisher : Five Rivers Chapmanry

ABOUT Lorina Stephens

Lorina Stephens
In 1980 Lorina Stephens picked up the pen professionally and never looked back. She has worked as editor, freelance journalist for national and regional print media, is author of six books both fiction and non-fiction, been a festival organizer, publicist, lectures on many topics from hist More...


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.

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