The Dryani and the Firandi


Dryan, the third-born, took his wife Grevana and his people into the forests west of the Great Mountains, unknowingly settling in the midst of the Sondani, the sentient trees.  Making a deal with them, Grevana and the other female Faerani learned to merge with them, allowing the sentient trees to experience through memory, the senses of sight and sound.  The males then acted as guards for the forest, sometimes even shape-shifting into trees if the need arose.

Olive-skinned with auburn hair ranging from the red of autumn leaves to the brown of earth and bark, their affinity is in the element, Earth.


Firanyre, the fourth born, took his people to the eastern island south of the continent into the territory of a Fire Elemental whose home was the island’s volcano.  She did not welcome their presence on her island and tried her best to drive them off.  Firanyre, as leader, went to confront her, and after falling in love with her beauty, he convinced her to marry him, and she agreed to let his people to settle there.

Specializing in Fire, their skin darkened to the color of obsidian and their hair to the bright shades of lava.

About Amy Britton Mendoza

Born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Amy grew up traveling every three or four years, going to Florida, to England, to Delaware, to Australia, and then back to Florida. She graduated with a B.A. in English from the University of Florida. There she also met her wonderful husband through the serendipitous combination of Latin textbooks, a Dragon Ball Z shirt, and Shakespeare class. She earned a Master of Arts in Medieval Studies from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Library Science from Southern Connecticut State University. She is a writer, an adjunct in the English Department at Seminole State College in Florida, and the mother of two sweet crazy girls. She is currently editing two novels, Magic's Apprentice, a MG fantasy adventure set in the world of Ryunin and, Fate-Bound, a YA epic fantasy set in the world of Farwynth. Although stories are her obsession, particularly of the Fantasy variety, she also likes anime, sushi, J-pop, and K-dramas.
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