Wind and Fire is definitely a book for fantasy lovers. Tenya, the 19-year-old lead character, is on a personal journey to find her mother, the Mistress of the Wind. The story starts off with her step-mother (who is from the dark side), in an ice tower, and progresses into a major adventure. Tenya is guided and terrified by the dark visions that come to her, and comes to realize that she has been chosen to save the world from the dark side.
Wind and Fire takes place in the year 2310, on a planet called Tellaron, and has aspects similar to other popular quest-type stories. Tenya is hiding from the all powerful Zardonne, who is set to do her in. She has the gift of friendship from her companions, so she does take it in stride, and uses her new-found super human powers of magic to protect herself and those who matter to her the most.
Tenya’s personality and spirit shine in the book as she brings the reader along for the action. The story gives us an idea of what it might be like to live in this fantasy scape, and to have to manage against creatures set on killing for sport. The book is “lighter” reading at just over 200 pages, but jam packed with descriptive action at every turn.
Wind and Fire is for readers who prefer this genre, and may encourage them to check out other stories from Landmark.
After a decade of working in several NYC law departments and teaching, Poppy decided she enjoyed writing full-time. She currently works as a freelance writing consultant, and lives with her husband and sons on the East Coast.
Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Cheryl Landmark. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.