Now look at the cover for Book One in this series, Frozen.
Both show the cold, snow laden background of a land that lives in perpetual winter...but it's a living, breathing, thriving winter...
...thanks to Tichi the sole god of the whole of Artica. Pretty cool looking dude, don'tcha think? Now, I want you to look at the cover by Suzannah again for
Reflections of Ice and tell me what else you see...that you have to struggle to see in the first cover for
Frozen...Take your time..I'll wait...(Do you want me to hum the theme song for Final Jeopardy? I can...but I can't carry a tune to save my life.)
You're SOOOO right...The Lights...or to be more accurate...the
ARTICA LIGHTS. So what's so special about a bunch of dancing lights Kat Holmes named the whole series after them?
That's part of the magic of this series. She lets us know they have a role, but what is it?
In the cover for FROZEN, we see a man walking in a snow storm, and if you look really carefully, you can see the lights...the lights that may be responsible for whisking him from the Earth we all know and recognize to
ARTICA, a land of strange, stark,
and unusual creations...such as these.
How about the palace
of the Queen of All Artica,
Awni...the poor child...her skin is so bitterly cold no one can touch her without dying. IMAGINE how lonely she must be...Here's a clue...remember the
Artica Lights you can ALMOST see in the cover FROZEN...they ARE responsible for bringng Brent to Artica, but for what purpose?
Deep in the cave of the God Tichi,
things are happening..and yes,
The Lights seem to spend a part of their time there...WHY?
Remember Awni cannot be touched...
so cold is her skin...Death is the sentence for even accidently touching her sub zero flesh...there are no exceptions...right?
Book One of The Artica Lights Series...FROZEN.
Book Two of The Artica Lights Series, Reflections of Ice, cover again by Suzannah Safi does not mask The Lights swirling around..does she?
Hmmm...what does that mean? Do the people in the land of Artica now know what The Lights are up to? (I doubt it!)
This is the story of Elric, Queen Awni's surrogate father...
(Tichi is her ACTUAL father but he lives in the
ice cave, remember?)
Elric raised Awni and loves her like his daughter...but when your daughter's the queen of the land, sometimes her mood swings can frustrate the most patient of men, including poor Elric.
Now imagine, you've had a really trying day with your tempermental daughter/queen...your body aches, your mind is fried...and all you want is to crawl
into your bed and get lost in eons of recuperative slumber....but somebody has it in for you...
WHO? How about those weird lights? You toss a glancing look towards the mirror in your room and nearly have a heart attack.
LIGHTS...UH OH...INSANITY TIME! And who's the girl ALSO reflecting back at you?
Elric is fairly certain The Lights brought Brent to Artica in Book One...so what the devil are they doing dancing in HIS mirror here in Book Two?
REFLECTIONS OF ICE...There's fire in the frigid land of Artica and Elric is about to tip over the edge, getting caught in the swirling passion of The Lights NO ONE understands.
Reflections of Ice, Book Two in Kat Holmes' ingenius Artica Lights Series is available from Muse It Up Publishing Hot Catalog as is
Frozen, Book One.
If you haven't found your way to
Artica yet, trust me you are missing out on a flaming ride that will grab you, enchant you, excite you, and have you begging for your own
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Happy Reading All!