Ryan and Essie is a space fantasy adventure for all ages. It takes two children into a spiritual and philosophical journey that can be enjoyed by young and old. Ryan and Essie are both typical children, but Ryan is introspective while Essie is more curious. Both have something vital to offer the world in which they find themselves, Caricanus, a distant planet not untouched by humans before. But they fail to find value in each other, end up fighting, and allow growing bitterness to poison their journeys through the planet’s system of powerful castles hewn out of giant jewels. Each castle is unique, a testament to an ancient time when the people of Caricanus talked to the deity Trisagion through pieces of an ethereal mirror. Without each other Ryan and Essie’s mistakes worsen with every step as they travel deeper into this alien world. They are the saviors of Caricanus—or is it Caricanus that can save them?
Children's Fiction. 215 pages. Death of two characters affects the protagonists and is central to their journey.