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ElfQuest: The Grand Quest, Volume 1
     

ElfQuest: The Grand Quest, Volume 1

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by Wendy Pini, Richard Pini
 

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KLIATT
Ten thousand years before ElfQuest: The Grand Quest begins, the elfin High Ones became too many for their planet, so they boarded spaceships and left to find a new home. They brought with them trolls to be their helpers, but as they neared the World of Two Moons, the trolls revolted, causing the ship to crash. The survivors stepped onto the planet hoping for assistance, but they met instead with violence from ape-like humans. The High Ones scattered into the forest, and the trolls retreated underground. From these events was born the animosity between the three species that exists at the heart of ElfQuest. In saving a tribesman who is slated to be a sacrifice to the human gods, the Wolfrider elves inadvertently kill a man. This begets a chain of events in which the Wolfriders flee their forest home, seek shelter with the trolls, and discover another tribe of elves living in the mountains. The storyline is initially complicated since the reader must sort out the convoluted history of the characters. The illustrations are small b/w drawings. As a result, only devoted comic book readers will be immediately attracted to this novel. The large-bosomed elfin women and bare-chested elfin men with liquid eyes and adorable pug-noses will turn off some serious fantasy readers. However, the story is fun, and it could appeal to young readers new to the fantasy genre who are willing to give it more than a cursory glance. (The Grand Quest, Volume One). KLIATT Codes: JS—Recommended for junior and senior high school students. 1978, DC Comics, 220p. illus., Ages 12 to 18.
—Heather Lisowski

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401201364
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Series:
ElfQuest Series , #1
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've never read a comic before, but I heard about ElfQuest from reading the Xanth Series. I really enjoyed the book! It was fun to read, the art is fantastic and it really tells the story well. I was very impressed. It think it may have turned me into a comic book reader now :o)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Contrary to the review above, I would not recommend the Elfquest series to younger readers (blood, and later in the series, sexual situations). I also would call the characters anything but a turn off. The art is fantastic (litteraly and figuratively) and the story is epic. A series I've enjoyed for 15+ years and inspired my artistic bent. I highly recommend all of the 'Grand Quest' segment of EQ. If you're affected as I was, your life will be the richer for it.