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Reviewed by Saifunnissa Hassam for Readers' Favorite
Ross C. Miller’s Of Ice & Fire: Trevvor is a gripping science fiction novel inspired by the Shadows and Ash universe created by Stacy Shofner-Williams' novels, Of Shadows & Ash, books 2 and 3. In the foreword, prologue, and early chapters, Miller provides backstories of the Shadows and Ash universe. However, Of Ice & Fire turned into an immersive unique book for me. The story is set on two planets, Atad and Zehdek, in the same solar system. Atad has two continents, Atad and Dramen. Atad is now ruled by the Dramens. Eons ago, Zehdek invaded Atad, and although the different peoples co-exist, the Zehdek have retained their distinctive language, values, and beliefs. Trevvor Gade is originally from Dramen and is a minister in the Dramenian government in Atad. Janet Skyy and her father, scholar Leslye Skyy, are of the Atad world. A mysterious light on Atad, known as the Light of Issura, has been observed for millennia. Trevvor, Janet, and Leslye are known as Masters of the Light. A new group from Zehdek arrives on Atad, drawn by the Light, and kidnaps Trevvor and Janet. Their lives hang in the balance, caught up in a power struggle on Zehdek.
I thoroughly enjoyed Ross C. Miller’s well-crafted novel for its remarkable characters, compelling storyline, and detailed and imaginative planetary worldbuilding. This was a page-turner for me because of its many-layered and multifaceted connections between the two planets, Atad and Zehdek. Trevvor Gades’ character sprang to life through the dramatic and dangerous situations he finds himself in on both Atad and Zehdek. I particularly liked the character of Raddoth, who is a descendant of the ancient Zehdekiins on Atad and is kidnapped by the new Zehdekiins, along with Trevvor and Janet. Raddoth adds great depth in bringing out the complexity of the political systems, languages, cultures, and beliefs on both planets. The buildup of suspense is fantastic as Raddoth and other Zehdekiins protect Trevvor and Janet, knowing their lives will be forfeit if discovered. The mystery of the Light on Atad is interwoven skilfully into the plot and I liked how Janet's character emerges and her role comes to the forefront. I enjoyed the last chapters very much as characters and historical details appear, connecting the two planets in a struggle for survival and peace. Of Ice & Fire: Trevvor is a complex and well-told space opera of planetary civilizations with unforgettable characters and a dramatic tale of survival. It is also a story about friendship, loyalty, and sacrifice.