REVIEWS

THE ETERNAL TREES OF PRAND

This is a wonderful fantasy tale, filled with magic and brushbungs and Eternal Trees. It is a coming of age tale that is filled with emotions that Chaff must deal with as he becomes a man, from first love to finding out that he does have a family. This book had me hooked from the very first page and I cried at many points at the ending of the book. This story had me totally involved emotionally, which is something that not all books can do. The world is very well described. The society of Prand is very intriguing. I love the mixture of Purists in here as well. This is definitely a book that I recommend to lovers of fantasy to read. I know you will enjoy it as much as I did.

--Timeless Tales Reviews

THE ETERNAL TREES OF PRAND

The first in what appears to be a very entertaining series. I admire Frances Evlinís ability to weave together multiple story lines, all of which keep the reader captivated while driving the novel forward. The readers are really able to immerse themselves in Francesí fantasy world; her characters quickly become friends whose story you canít wait to hear. I found myself crying at several points during the narrative while Chaff tries to come to terms with his early childhood and the parents he never knew he had. This book was a great introduction to Frances Evlinís world, and I look forward to the rest of the series.

--RoundTable Reviews

THE ETERNAL TREES OF PRAND

Classic symbolism and allegory play major roles in this quick paced novel. Chaff has an innocent strength that sustains his awkward coming of age. The seeds of a great saga are planted herein, waiting to be fulfilled in later books.

--Huntress Book Reviews

THE FIREHILLS OF ORLAND

The one thing that I really love about fantasy series is getting the chance to find out what happens to the characters as the books progress. Chaff is no longer a servile. He is a Lord with his own holdings. He has the love of a Princess and she is now his wife. In this story, Haehli finds her love. King Neel still does what he can for his children. We also get to know some new characters in this second book of the series. We get introduced to Kelber. As the first book was Chaff's coming of age story, this one is Kelber's story. Kelber must learn to accept that the man he always thought of as his patra, was not. He is the son of King Emmil and is a Second Loyal of Orland. He accepts his mother's part in this much better than Chaff did and feels only compassion for her. He still plans on fulfilling his vow to stop the vols. We also meet Trendarmon, Kelber's brother. Trendarmon must also learn to accept that Kelber is a Second Loyal of Prand and his mother was unfaithful to his father. His home is Orland. He is attracted to Haehli, but fights it. He knows that Haehli must stay in Prand. In this story, King Ott is the tool of the Non. He wants the lumber that Prand has and is willing to do anything to get it, including attempting to take over Prand.

-- Timeless Tales Reviews

THE FIREHILLS OF ORLAND

A continuation of Frances Evlinís fantasy series, doesnít disappoint. Once again the reader is given a set of vibrant characters whose story leaps off the page. The dramatic twists and turns in Frances Evlinís plot keep the pages turning and the readers enraptured. The characters are well developed and the various plot lines are masterfully woven together. I canít wait for the rest of the series!

--RoundTable Reviews

THE FIREHILLS OF ORLAND

Though second in the series, this book is capable of standing on its own. It is not a carbon copy of the prior story, but a related entity. The symbolism and ecological message remain apparent, yet subtle.

--Huntress Book Reviews

THE SNOWFIELDS OF FALA

This is a fantastic fantasy series! We get to keep up with all the characters and see how their lives progress. This story is also filled with all kinds of wonderful creatures, from Rhynn, an outcast that lives with the horses, to the little Icewinks. There is also evil in this story, the Non, and he is very evident in Fala. The setting in this series are all very realistic. The characters are growing into their own and there is all kinds of adventure. I definitely recommend this series to all lovers of fantasy.

--Timeless Tales Reviews

THE SNOWFIELDS OF FALA

...I canít wait for the next installments to come out so I can find out what happens to the Second Loyals and their families next.

--RoundTable Reviews

THE SNOWFIELDS OF FALA

Ms. Evlin successfully builds on her sure foundation, adding new life yet retaining past heroes and heroines as an integral part of the plot. Fans who come to love characters in one book and eagerly await the next only to find the story only has marginal use for the first, and are so disappointed, will NOT face that problem here. If you enjoyed the first two books, the last one will only disappoint you because it is the last.

--Huntress Book Reviews

GINGER GOLD

Action and adventure also abound! There's a flood, snow-trapped cattle, a lost child, and a terrifying trip across a frozen river to save a man's life. Dan Graham is certainly an interesting and exciting character. 

Ginger Gold has all the precious elements to make it a worthwhile book!

--In The Library Reviews

GINGER GOLD

I was captivated by this story. At times it felt like I was there. I would like to read more about these characters. It was more than just about a boy and his new horse, but how he becomes a man. I loved it.

--A reader

I, SPIRITKIN

This is a fascinating tale of courage, heroism and loyalty as the Royalists win and the King returns to his rightful place. There is action aplenty to hold your interest as the plot rapidly moves towards its conclusion.

But it is more than just an action adventure.

Woven through the story is a very strong love story as the young Gage reaches maturity, is tricked into a Royal wedding and faces serious doubts about his commitment to his new wife.

-- Blue Iris Journal

GINGER GOLD

...a wonderful historical American tale sure to appeal to readers of all ages...absolutely beautiful writing quality...This is written as a straightforward, personal account, and is very believable. The protagonist Ė Little Dan Ė  is motivated first by a need to show off for his buddies. However, his own natural sense of fair play and empathy for an animal soon outweigh his initial reluctance to claim the paddle-footed mare, Ginger Gold, as his own. It is easy to understand his emotions, and you will often feel that a decision of his is just what you would have done. Little Dan is also sensitive to his fatherís lingering unhappinessÖ yet he cannot put aside his grief for his mother enough to see how much his fatherís potential romance might make them both less sad. Other serious themes are considered within the tale like racism and other prejudices. Small details of the history involved (the west, 1900) enrich the quality of the action.

It is one adventure after the next for Little Dan and his surprising mare...this is a young readers book that adults will enjoy over and over again

-- Long and Short Reviews