Elven Star (Death Gate Cycle #2) [NOOK Book]

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On steamy Pryan, never-ending sunlight and plentiful rain have created a jungle so vast that humans and elves dwell high in the trees and only dwarves live anywhere near the ground. From the treetops the aristocratic elves sell weapons to the other races, whose incessant warfare sends a steady steam of profits and essential resources skyward. Now, generations of dissent and race hatred will not heal -- not even under the threat of annihilation at the hands of legendary Titans. Armed with little more than their ...
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Elven Star (Death Gate Cycle #2)

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Overview

On steamy Pryan, never-ending sunlight and plentiful rain have created a jungle so vast that humans and elves dwell high in the trees and only dwarves live anywhere near the ground. From the treetops the aristocratic elves sell weapons to the other races, whose incessant warfare sends a steady steam of profits and essential resources skyward. Now, generations of dissent and race hatred will not heal -- not even under the threat of annihilation at the hands of legendary Titans. Armed with little more than their wits and prophecy, an elf, a human, and a dwarf must unite to try to save the world from destruction.


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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Destruction looms over the dwarves, men and elves of Pryan, the World of Fire, in this second volume of The Death Gate cycle, begun in Dragon Wing . Childlike but immensely powerful, eyeless tytanssp.ok move through the three societies, killing all in their path. Elven arms dealer Paithan Quindiniar, arriving too late with weapons for the dwarves, flees to warn his people, accompanied by Rega, the human woman he warily loves against all convention, and other survivors. Meanwhile, arriving among the elves are Zifnab, a human and slightly addled wizard with an attendant dragon, and Haplo, an agent of the Lord of the Nexus, member of an ancient race that seeks to regain lost power over the four worlds created by the long vanished Sartan. A race for survival ensues. The authors deploy colorful characters in an intricate plot line and universe as the story slowly develops in what is intended to be a seven-volume saga. The atmosphere is often diluted by jarring touches, however, especially references to and jokes about our current world. (Oct.)
Library Journal
Pryan, the Realm of Fire, holds an important secret for Haplo, the servant of an ancient race bent on revenge. Bearing with him the seeds of Pryan's destruction, Haplo discovers that much of his work has already been done by the incessant warring among the dwarves, elves, and humans of an unhappily divided world. Weis and Hickman continue to exercise their unlimited ability to create intriguing fantasy backgrounds filled with colorful personalities in this stand-alone sequel to Dragon Wing ( LJ 12/89). Purchase where the authors are popular or fantasy has a strong following.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307484246
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/18/2008
  • Series: Death Gate Cycle Series , #2
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 51,052
  • File size: 6 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2002

    YOU WILL BE HOOKED

    I actually was kinda dissapointed the first few chapters cause it began kinda slow,but once I got in the book later I was hooked till the end and it wasn't boring at all. It makes you keep reading to solve all the mysteries.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 20, 2009

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    Good Read

    This book is a very good read. The book leaves you wanting more of the story which is why i went out and bought the next book. Still reading it so will write that review when im done. The authors are amazing if you have not read books by Weis and Hickman your missing out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2004

    Good...

    While the book is well written and Dragon Lance fans will rejoice in the return of one of our all time favorite characters Paladine aka Fizban aka Zifnab, the character also angered me. This is a totally different world and bringing in gods from another universe just shouldn't be done. Also the constant references to our own world will quickly get tiresome.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2003

    AWSOME!

    I was completely blown away! I though, it'll be a good enough book, but even I didn't expect it to be this great! The characters were just so well placed from the comic relief, Zifnab, to to heart ache between Rega and Paithan. Haplo was very well written, like in the first, but with some twists. I also think that the humans vs. dwarves vs. elves was well discribed from bloodshed to the Sartan's rule over them to try and make them get along 'like parents to quarrelsome children.' I hope you enjoy the book too. I can't wait to start the third book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2003

    Funny

    This is an awsome book. It is one of the funiest books ever. I did not even expect Fizba... i mean Zifnab to be in this book. He is what made this book funny

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2002

    Wonderful Sequal!!!!

    Okay, I really enjoyed the first book, Dragon Wing, and was really beginning to like Haplo....but this book had two characters that really stood out to me, and now I want to see more of, is Zifnab and Dog! Zifnab and the Dragon are hilarious! My sides were splitting from laughter! And Dog has to be something other then just a dog! Also, the Tytans were some scary stuff! Check it out!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2002

    THE BEST EVER

    This is the best book I have ever read in my life. Tradgedy, romance, and comedy are all strangely combined into one great book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2001

    Simply outstanding

    If you have not liked fantasy befor this could change your mind. Thought provoking andwonderfuly written this book belongs on ever book shelf.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2001

    Blown Away

    This book is great. Im 11 and this book rocks ! My teacher was imprssed I could read such a book . I told him when I was finshed I was dazed and didnt know what to do. Then the next day he saw me with the same book . He asked why I go ... becuase of all the action I read it agin ! I really recoommend this book like I said It rocks ! <(((_^)))>

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2001

    Elven Star.

    This is a very good book. If you like magic or action, this is a good book for you. And for those of you action loving people who hate there being a hero in a book...THERE IS NO GREAT BIG HERO IN HERE! Unless you consider the guy who had to run but....that would be stupid. Haplo is the coolest character in the book as you would think, and his rune magic is cool. If you like books, you have to get this book. If you don't like books, get this book or get the game!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2000

    Great

    It was great tragety, mixed with love, and some war. The tytans touch of brilliance, and then the part were Zifnab faked that stuff and blackbeard figureing out the runes

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2000

    A wonderfuly choreographed second novel to a wonderfuly choreographed series...

    Luciously deep, this series has more within it than all the 'Dragon Lance' books COMBINED! This book structures the whole back-bone of the series, combining the mystery of the paytryns with the power (and beauty) of the sartyns. You will not get closer to the characters than this. Do yourself a favor and buy this book, then go home and grab a blanket and a few candles. By the time you're finished you won't know what world you're in...

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