Character Talk: Juniper Stone
Full Name - Juniper Elisabeth Stone
Gift - Nature
Birthday - October 31st
Parents - Darragh Stone and Aoife Holloway-Stone
Although I had not known Juniper for very long, it quickly became evident that her mind was an enchanted forest. She spoke words that radiated wonder and fascination, and she lived with an innocent freedom many people envied.
(Juniper Stone portrait by Audrey Cohen)
Surrounded by moss and long green vines, Juniper slept with her eyes gently closed. Her skin was pale and her dress was torn, but an intricate wildflower crown wove around the top of her golden-brown hair.
- Erin Forbes, Fire & Ice: The Elementals
Who is Juniper Stone?
Juniper Stone makes a dramatic entrance in the Fire & Ice book series. After the mysterious attack in the Night Oak Forest, the Academy for Gifted Youth is thrown into a state of turmoil. The wild-haired girl is missing, and her cousin, Violet Holloway, believes patrols are obligated to scour the land beyond the shadowed wood.
Juniper wakes from a strange sleep in the White Birch Forest, unaware of her location and the peculiar turn of events. Even so, it quickly becomes apparent that she is wise beyond her years.
She is the Last Elemental.
Here are a few lovely facts about Juniper Stone:
She's an old soul
All living things have the ability to flourish when they are tended with gentle hands.
She is fiercely loyal
There are few friends more steadfast and true.
Juniper Stone stands beside her friends in times of trial. She lives with an open mind, and her actions are guided by the deep morals in her heart. Her whimsical disposition and unapologetic attitude form the basis of her character. She learns to regard every creature with an admirable sense of humanity and compassion, and she seeks to understand her Gifted companions.
For this reason, she develops a strong bond with her fellow Elementals.
She despises Cleo Lennox
Well, who doesn't, really?
Juniper's whimsy is equal to her intelligence, and this trait gives her the ability to perceive the dark intentions of the Lennox clan. Throughout the Fire & Ice book series, she demonstrates her ability to read the character of simple strangers.
One might blame her wide eyes for her observant personality.
She regards her Gift as a friend
'The trees do not hesitate to tell me about the strange things they have observed,' responded Juniper.
Unlike so many, the curious girl does not seek to control the element of nature. She prefers to have a conversation with her Gift, requesting nothing more than answers to her careful wishes.
She comes from a large family
The Stone residence was a remarkable place. The crimson door gave entrance to a large house. Paintings and portraits of wild-haired people decorated the walls. There was no doubt these individuals were the relatives of Juniper Stone.
You may be familiar with her younger brother, Hugo, but did you know Juniper Stone is the eldest daughter in a family of six children? The Stone clan is quite extensive, as guests observe during their popular celebrations. Despite their number, the Stone clan is quite an intimate and inseparable group of people.
Erin Forbes is the young author of the Fire & Ice book series. When she was sixteen years old, she published the first installment in the
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