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)
At first the writing (a narrated style) feels quite tiresome and (*evil grin*....) that's exactly why you'll be caught unaware.I think I rarely encountered writers able to be THAT engaging while writing from so many different character viewpoint.
After listening to this, I recommend listening to The Black Jewels Trilogy and novels Tangled Webs, The Shadow Queen, The Shalador Lady and Twilight's Dawn.I discovered Elvenbane by reading an Anne Bishop interview where she says Andre Norton's novels broadened her horizons.Although different, Anne Bishop's work indeed owes something to Andre Norton's work.
This is my first time listening to this narrator. She is brilliant.
In my opinion this work stands alone - even though it is the first in a series that ended with the passing of Andre Norton with the third book. At the moment I am inclined to not read any of the remaining two books. This was a good work - reading the synopsis of 2 and 3, I think I will pass!
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
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