Farmboy-turned-soldier Aebrin took the emissary assignment to the mountain elves thinking it was a simple way to prove himself to his betters. It seemed to be easy -- until he found the elven village blockaded by an everburning forest. Now he must decide: find a way through the fiery barrier and face what dangers lie within, or head back to the farm in disgrace?
Born in Fountain Valley, CA, raised in a small town called Montrose, CA, Amanda Orneck has never stayed in one place for long -- until now. She currently calls Huntsville, AL home, where she spends her days writing, gaming, and loving her family to pieces. Amanda received her Creative Writing degree from the University of Southern California, learning her craft at the feet of David St. John, Aimee Bender and Carol Muske-Dukes. While at USC, she received the Middleton Creative Writing Fellowship for excellence in poetry. For seven years she honed her writing craft as a video game journalist, writing for GamePro, WoW Insider, GameGeex, and handful of other outlets. In 2014 Amanda left the world of blogging behind to focus on her first love, fiction. Shadow of the Owl is her first novel, and she is currently working on a sequel.