"Entertaining opening of the Sylvan War Saga."
On Earth, the Sylvan race has just about vanished with only
a hint of blood surfacing in a rare human child. Mac Lir,
the God who formed the Sylvan elves, believes one of his
peers Tuawatha is behind the eradication of his children.
Mac Lir sees the same genocide that occurred on Earth
beginning to happen on the planet Tylana and sets in motion
a plan to save his children. An Earth human child with
Sylvan blood will bind her soul with the Tylana Sylvan high
priest to forge a new and stronger race.
Widow Korrene Greenwood begins writing an epic novel about
the Sylvan Elves. Her hero is Rendolin, who seems to be
haunting her dreams. Korrene worries that she is losing her
mind as she feels Rendolin is stalking her. She decides to
destroy her manuscript but he manages to stop her by
persuading her that her actions would end his world. They
begin to adopt her manuscript's main story line to forge a
plan to save the elves of Tylana, but will she accept the
fate that Mac Lir has in store for her?
THE BINDING is an absorbing romantic fantasy. The main plot
is exciting because readers will believe in the world of
elves. Rendolin is a classic hero who will leave readers
panting for a taste of his magical essence. Kory does not
come across as a world savior as she seems to struggle with
depression and loneliness and that makes her all the more
real to the audience. The star-species' relationship is
beautifully told and the war of survival is exciting.
Similar in respect to the Never Ending Story, PhyllisAnn
Welsh provides an entertaining opening installment to the
Sylvan War Saga.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted February 20, 2003
Is widowed fantasy writer, Korrene Greenwood, going insane?
She thinks she is when the man of her dreams, the sexy hero
of her current novel, appears in her kitchen one morning
and starts talking to her. The fact that he is also a five-
foot, eleven-inch, green-eyed, blond-haired, magic wielding
elven package of sensual masculinity contributes to her
conviction that a visit to a therapist is in order.
Bent on saving her sanity, she attempts to destroy the
manuscript and all traces of her book. But her hero,
Rendolin, is shocked at her genocidal tendencies. To
prevent her killing his people, he carries her off to his
world - the world Kory believes she created.
Kory must learn to accept the fate that brought her into
Rendolin's magical embrace before she can understand that
love itself is the greatest adventure of all.