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Publisher's Summary

An ancient war reignites as the international bestselling fantasy saga continues...

At the height of its power, the elven court of Queen Emerelle relishes in the joyful, wintry Festival of Light. Yet, as tribes gather to reaffirm their loyalty to the queen, treachery festers within the nobility. An assassination attempt leaves Emerelle severely injured and plunges the realm back into the throes of an ancient war.

While an army of trolls ravages the kingdom, the elves seek aid from Alfadas, the human hero who was raised among them. Back in the land of men, Alfadas has settled into a quiet life as his village's protector. But when his former mentor appears asking for his help, Alfadas is quick to oblige.

Alfadas sets out to defeat the elves' foes. However, marching to war means abandoning his village - and his wife. And Albenmark isn't the only world facing monstrous threats...

©2014 Bernard Hennen; Translation © 2018 by Edwin Miles (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Amazing! I loved it! Well written and narrated.

Amazing! I loved it! Well written and narrated. I read and listened to the first book in this series and was impressed so I decided to get this one also and I was not disappointed.

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I enjoyed both The Elven and this book. I just wish I looked into this further. I didn't realize the next book has not been translated yet.

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Amazing book!

Loved the book. the performances were amazing!! only down side is that book is way to short and now I have to wait forever to read the others!

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Eleven Winter

This is one of the best books I have read. I have read both Elven books and they are great.

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what happened to the rest of the story??!

its just getting good then just stops. no battle no victory or loss. just leaves u there wondering the fate of the eleves. and whether or not ORGRIM ever gets his stuff together and becomes Duke.

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Good Read

Not as good as The Elven, but fills in the gaps. The ending is anticlimactic and I feel robbed of Heroics.

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very Disappointed with this book.

Horrible the way this book drops off and ends abruptly. Doesn't complete and leaves you hanging.

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Very wordy. Long winded. I almost have up on this book. You had to really pay attention. You go fr

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  • 10-24-18

Amazing Writing, Awful Editing & Absolutely Disappointing

If you’re thinking of buying this: Don’t waste your money until they re-release a finished version.

This book was a HUGE let down due to one single thing: It felt like reading half a book...

...Because that’s exactly what you get.

German Original: 928 Pages
English Translation: 320 Pages

German Audiobook: 28hrs 14mins
English Audiobook: 12hrs 32mins

This is clearly an incomplete translation (or so heavily abridged that it may as well be incomplete). OVER HALF of the content is missing, it has been stripped from this edition leaving it feeling disjointed and unfinished.

I have no idea why anyone would release the book in such a state because it does not do justice to Bernhard Hennan’s fantastic writing or to Edwin Miles masterful translation. It’s actually disgusting! ☹️

What’s worse is there’s no mention of this on the sales page. It’s being passed off as if it were the full book and sold to unwitting readers who have been duped into paying full price as if it were the complete story found in the original German novel. There is no mention anywhere of it being an abridged translation, but one look at the reviews will show you many frustrated readers as the ending is not even included in this copy! The book just ends mid plot - So infuriating!

I genuinely feel like I’ve been scammed.

Which is unfortunate because I absolutely LOVE the series. The quality of the writing and Bernhard Hennen’s world building are spectacular. This is easily in my Top 10 already and I WANT to buy the rest of them, but not if they are going to be chopped & torn to pieces like this edition.

The only reason I have not refunded is because I want to support the author & the publisher in the hopes they translate the rest of the series. (And do it properly)

As a final note to the editor or whoever made the awful decision to cut so much content from this book: Nobody wants an abridged copy! NOBODY!

Abridged copies are always garbage. Give us a complete translation with all the juicy world building and fantastic details Bernhard Hennen has created or don’t bother.

The first book was translated properly in full and was an absolute joy to read. Do this series the justice it deserves and finish the rest with equal effort. And please, re-release this with the rest of the missing content.

Sincerely, a very unhappy customer.

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  • Dawn Barstow
  • 12-18-18

Wow how disappointing...

This is not a complete book, it's very piece meal throughout and just randomly ends like it's half way through. So disappointed, I loved the first book. Wouldn't recommend.