"A roller coaster ride to the end..."
What would you do?
You're jogging along minding your own business when a pack
of huge hellhounds appears out of nowhere, and they're
hungry. Quist and Mac Craigen and Zander Brody barely
escape with all their parts when it happens to them. The
beasts are after Zander and they are going to keep coming
till he's dead. Now these three friends need to find out
As if they didn't have enough problems dealing with that,
their stay at the hospital has raised a few questions and
caused the trio to face a few personal revelations.
Just because you have blood that glitters, pointy ears and
a very fast metabolism doesn't mean you are elves.
sees faces in plants and trees and the man on the moon. So
you have precognitive dreams, are addicted to cinnamon
sticks, get drunk on citrus and attract animals (Okay so
the flock of dragons was a bit weird). It's just a genetic
anomaly, if you were elves your parents would have told you
Not according to Ben Lowry, a doctor who - thanks to
Zander - now finds himself in the same situation.
This was a fabulous story, it gripped me from the very
first line and took me on a roller coaster ride to the end.
The first chase scene in particular gave me chills. The
writing throughout was so real I felt as if I was there
with Zander, Quist, Mac and Ben - not necessarily a good
thing when they are running for their lives from vicious
hellhounds and other nightmare creatures. N.D. Hansen-Hill
keeps this thrilling tale moving at a fast pace to a very
satisfying finale, leaving me eager to read more of the
adventures of these reluctant elves.
Reviewed by Barbara Small
Posted April 9, 2003