"A great epic fantasy"
Although the demon Bestebulziir was defeated in the Demon
War, the elves paid a very heavy price for that win. Their
beloved land is demon stained and that rot is spreading,
threatening to displace them from their home. If this
event should come to pass, the elven leader Lady Dassleron
is determined that the To-goi should once more be in charge
of their native land.
Presently, the To-goi is a subjugated race under their
Behrenese masters. Brynn Pharielle, elven trained as a
warrior, saw her parents killed by the Behrenese when she
was only a child. She burns to free her homeland from it's
oppressors. She soon finds herself gaining some very
powerful and unusual allies, both mundane and magical to go
against an army led by a man who is several centuries old,
both in age and military wisdom.
TRANSCENDENCE is epic fantasy at it's finest. The
heroine, a determined woman who perseveres despite the many
obstacles thrown in her path. That makes her a role model
and a very likable character. Her courage and conviction
enable her to insinuate herself into the hearts of the
audience. R.A. Salvatore has crafted such a believable
world that readers will find themselves fantasizing that
elves and dragons exist on our Earth.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 1, 2002