Two masters of epic fantasy have combined in this brilliant collaboration to create a rousing tale. This is the story of Shana, a half-breed born of the forbidden union of an Elvenlord father with a human mother. Her exiled mother dead, Shana was rescued and raised by dragons, a proud, ancient race who existed unbeknownst to elven or human kind. From birth, Shana was the embodiment of the Prophecy that the all-powerful Elvenlords feared. Her destiny is the enthralling adventure of a lifetime.
©1991 Andre Norton and Mercedes Lackey (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"A splendid blend of the talents of two excellent storytellers” (Anne McCaffrey)
"One of the season’s liveliest and most appealing fantasy epics.” (Publishers Weekly)
“A brisk, glittering yarn that packs as much action, suspense, and twisting of conventions into one novel as many writers invest in whole trilogies.” (Amazing Stories)
Welcome to a world of magic where the humans are slaves. The elves control everything within their domain. The half-breeds are feared by the elves (for good reason) and the dragons are in hiding. This is a world where unicorns exist although they're called one-horns and are one of the most dangerous animals of all. It's a challenging world where the different aspects of 'humanity' are understandable and heartbreaking. The heroine is a wonderful character I loved to cheer for.
I looked forward to what kind of characters was going to come along next.
When everyone realized they could not just sit and do nothing, they had to make a change for a better future.
No, I liked knowing that I could make this story last. Didn't want it to end.
I thought there would be a different ending, wonder if there will be a continuing book. I would get it if there was.
And book I had read many years ago. I enjoyed in then and it was nice to return to the story in audible formate
Good ending. Redemption. Revenge. Hope.
Audio always bring book to life. And can be heard in the car on my commute
I feel the story and plot were very good.However I felt the ending was week. It felt like the authors did not know what to do from that point on and just ended the story leving thing up in the air.
inactive rn married to awesome husband, have 4 children,12grandchildren. love stories, all genres but detective/crime and epic fantasy best
the closeness of the characters they became partof my family
mistborne they were a family and worked together
totally awesome there was no doubt who was who
i was in the hospital when i listened to this and it made my journey so much easier
major issue with the plot ... and continued frustrations ... could be a really epic idea for a story but fell so flat
one day the council of kin meet and want to tell Shana the truth of her past, send her into the city along with a kin in disguise to keep watch on her and ensure her safety ... and the reasons they are responsible to do so
the next, they decide she must go without being allowed to say goodbyes or have goodbyes said to her, given no information or guide, and dropped in the desert to "figure it all out on her own"
uhm ... huh?
I finished it in the hope there would be a reconciliation for this gaffe ... but only got a, "we were wrong" acknowledgement at almost the very end of the book which then wrapped everything up in a seemingly few pages.
I could continue with plot irks but will just sum it up by saying: disappointed.
The images and imagination it invoked.
Shawna and her adoptive mother.
She brought the characters to life for me.
No. I enjoyed thinking about it in-between listening.
I am waiting to buy the sequel.
A better story line with more in depth characters and challenges. This is like a rendition of ugly duckling set in a fantasy setting, with very juvenile motives.
Snow Crash from Neal Stephenson.
I found the narration performance satisfactory.
I read this book years ago and was happy to find it on audible. the Narrator makes the charaters come alive and the story was as good the second time as the it was the first.
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