"Multi-plot Fantasy brings elf and human together to love and save their worlds"
ELFEN GOLD is written as a story told by traveling
storyteller about the Elf nation, its king and queen and
the battle to save their worlds. With several flashbacks
and scene changes, you may become confused if you do not
keep track of the characters, but this fantasy quest -
almost a saga -- is well worth reading. With mystical
creatures, magic, time-travel and a definite touch of
romance, this book will bring a smile to fantasy and
romance reader alike.
When the Elf kingdom of Ra-Jee is attacked during her
christening, the baby princess Ra-May was safely hidden
from the evil --- and raised by the head of the palace
guard and her father's best friend Ra-Nu. Ra-May was the
first princess "born of the Gold" and had powers that Ra-Nu
did not understand; so he could not help much in her
training of the magical ability she was born with. What he
could teach her was how to defend herself because he knew
that once she was grown she would have to be prepared to
face the evil ---- and her destiny.
Michall, the first prince born to the house of Doran had a
dream or vision in water when he was young. Now he is the
age he saw himself in his vision and as a gift has just
received the sword he used in his dream. Destiny and the
lovely woman he saw in his vision walk into his father's
castle and he knows he must go. His cousin Phillip has
always been with him, raising his spirits as well as his
ire and he joins Michall, Ra-May and Ra-Nu on their quest.
Two unique and different people and their friends are
brought together guided by ancient mysterious forces with
hopes to save their world from the same fate as Ra-Jee.
The characters work through their relationships and while
uncertain of their own powers, struggle to fulfill their
quest to eliminate the evil one. If you are one that reads
the ending first, the epilog discloses who the storyteller
is as it brings a follow-up and happy ending for all.
Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted December 7, 2001