"An excellent fantasy by two of the genre's best"
In Evelon, a civil war amongst the Elves led to the losing
side escaping through the Gate into another world where
they promptly conquered the land and enslaved the native
humans. Each Elvenlord has his own estate with human
slaves bound to him by a magical collar and spell.
However, the world is in a state of chaos because the
Elvenbane, a female wizard was able to get the half bloods
to revolt. The Young Lords, the second and third sons of
the Great Lords, are in open revolt of their sires, wanting
power of their own.
Kyrtian, an elven lord who lives on a backwater estate, is
different than his depraved brethren. He cares about the
humans on his estate and treats them like servants. Their
slave collars are only decoration and their loyalty to him
makes them an army to be reckoned with. His military
knowledge gets him the position of the commander of the
army, his mission to put down the rebellion. On the alert
for betrayal, Kyrtian also searches for the Gate in hopes
of learning what happened to his missing father who sought
the Great Portal.
When Andre Norton and Mercedes Lackey, two of the premier
fantasy writers in existence, collaborate on a work, the
readers can expect an excellent tale. ELVENBORN is an
exciting fantasy novel filled with action and adventure, a
stand-alone work even though it is part of the half blood
chronicles. Elven society and culture is so intricately
detailed that one would think that the authors visited the
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 3, 2002