Finishing her fantasy-based trilogy with The Princess & The Snowbird, Salt Lake City native Mette Ivie Harrison continues to take young adults on journeys to imaginative landscapes with solidly constructed characters. In a land where war is brewing between those who practice animal magic and human magic, the magical shapeshifter Liva is the daughter of the two previous books’ magic-making royal characters, the Hound and the Bear. Liva, with a magic-less human boy named Jens, is destined to ward off evil forces and save magic, aided by the mythical Snowbird.
who will read from and sign her book, provides enough back story so
that readers can dive in without reading the previous two tales, while
the book, quickly paced and creatively engaging, keeps devout fans’
interest piqued. She isn’t afraid to pull from the vast catacombs of
mythology, yet her skill in unveiling secrets of animal nature and human
psychology through her characters makes it accessible and enjoyable.
Mette Ivie Harrison: The Princess & The Snowbird @ The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, 801-484-9100, July 31, 7 p.m., free. KingsEnglish.com