The powerful magic of ruthless Elvenlord masters has for centuries ruled the world. Even Shana, the legendary Elvenbane prophesied to deliver the oppressed into freedom, is helpless before such power. She and her ragtag band of outcasts, half-blood wizards, escaped human slaves, and free-thinking dragons have gained only a token victory against the mighty lords.
Only the long-forgotten Iron People, a band of human nomads, have escaped the tyranny of the reigning wizards. How have they survived through the centuries?
As the winds of change sweep the world, and as tensions seething beneath the surface of Elven society threaten to break into open revolt, Shana meets the ancient tribe. Could an age-old secret free Shana and her people... or will its discovery call down their doom?
©1995 Mercedes Lackey, Andre Norton (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
“The talents of collaborators Norton and Lackey blend seamlessly as they expand the background to their epic fantasy.” (Library Journal)
Enjoyed hearing how the Elven and other names were pronounced. Great voice inflections!
Andre Norton is one of my favorite authors, and here she has teamed up with Mercedes Lackey, and created such a rich world of Elves, Wizards, and Dragons as to be totally amazing. I found this book hard to get into at first, because of the detail, but once I got into it, I was hooked. It tells of Dragons in their home lairs, and gives insight into the lives of Dragons as few novels do. It shows High Elves as the haughty overlords they can be, and tells of the Humans caught in their web. It also shows what can happen when Elves and Humans cross blood!!!
If it did not start off with so much complaining, perhaps it would have worked.
Remove the set-up scenes where people complain about the Elvenbane.
The first book was fantastic. I dont know what happened here.
it was a very good book I thought it seemed a little rushed though, it seemed to speed through parts you wanted a little more detail on, and slow down when you thought lets move on to the next bit, overall well worth it.
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