Elvenblood

Elvenblood

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by Andre Norton, Mercedes Lackey, Aasne Vigesaa
     
 

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The powerful magic of ruthless Elvenlord masters has for centuries ruled the world. Even Shana, the legendary Elvenbane prophesied to deliver the oppressed into freedom, is helpless before such power. She and her ragtag band of outcasts, half-blood wizards, escaped human slaves, and free-thinking dragons have gained only a token victory against the mighty

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The powerful magic of ruthless Elvenlord masters has for centuries ruled the world. Even Shana, the legendary Elvenbane prophesied to deliver the oppressed into freedom, is helpless before such power. She and her ragtag band of outcasts, half-blood wizards, escaped human slaves, and free-thinking dragons have gained only a token victory against the mighty lords.

Only the long-forgotten Iron People, a band of human nomads, have escaped the tyranny of the reigning wizards. How have they survived through the centuries?

As the winds of change sweep the world, and as tensions seething beneath the surface of Elven society threaten to break into open revolt, Shana meets the ancient tribe. Could an age-old secret free Shana and her people…or will its discovery call down their doom?

“The talents of collaborators Norton and Lackey blend seamlessly as they expand the background to their epic fantasy.” —Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781501231223
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
04/14/2015
Series:
Halfblood Chronicles Series , #2
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

For well over a half century, Andre Norton has been one of the most popular science fiction and fantasy authors in the world. Since her first SF novels were published in the 1940s, her adventure SF has enthralled readers young and old. With series such as Time Traders, Solar Queen, Forerunner, Beast Master, Crosstime, and Janus, as well as many stand-alone novels, her tales of action and adventure throughout the galaxy have drawn countless readers to science fiction.

Her fantasy, including the best-selling Witch World series, her "Magic" series, and many other unrelated novels, has been popular with readers for decades. Lauded as a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America, she is the recipient of a Life Achievement Award from the World Fantasy Convention. Not only have her books been enormously popular; she also has inspired several generations of SF and fantasy writers, especially many talented women writers who have followed in her footsteps. In the past two decades she has worked with other writers on a number of novels. Most notable among these are collaborations with Mercedes Lackey, the Halfblood Chronicles, as well as collaborations with A.C. Crispin (in the Witch World series) and Sherwood Smith (in the Time Traders and Solar Queen series). An Ohio native, Ms. Norton lived for a number of years in Winter Park, Florida, and now makes her home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where she continues to write, and presides over High Hallack, a writers' resource and retreat.

Mercedes Lackey began writing fiction while working for American Airlines. In addition to her many novels, she has written lyrics forand recorded several albums of fiction folk songs, which have been distributed through Firebird Arts & Music. Lackey's longest-running series, beginning with Arrows of the Queen, details the adventures of the Heralds of Valdemar. Lackey's other series include Bardic Voices; the Elementals; the Halfblood Chronicles (first volume: The Elvenbane); Elves on the Road, which includes Tor's Burning Water and its 0sequels; and the Obsidian Trilogy, also published by Tor, which begins with The Outstretched Shadow.

Lackey often teams up with both her fellow masters of fantasy, such as Andre Norton and Anne McCaffrey, and talented newer writers Rosemary Edghill. Married to artist and sometime co-author Larry Dixon, Lackey, who was born in Chicago, lives near Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Elvenblood (The Halfblood Chronicles #2) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
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This was a great book! I love Lackey, and this is the first I've read of Norton, but I'll definitely look her up now. This sequel was even better than the first book, filled with non-stop action and everything you could want in a book. I stayed up 'till two reading it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is definetly a good book if you like fantasy/suspense books. It keeps you on the edge of your seat and has a good story line to it. It helps to understand it if you read the first book, Elvenbane, first. Hopefully there will be more books to the halfblood chronicles- good if you liked stories like Harry Potter
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was wonderful. Its even better than the first book. I couldn't wait to see what would happen to each character. This one also kept you on the edge of your seat. I hope there are other books after this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story is the most impresive one that I have read in my entire lifetime of reading books, it is phenominal!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The sequel to The Elvenbane, this is a great novel. I can´t wait for the third book to come out. I just hope it´s soon. If any one has information about the sequel Elvenborn could they please e-mail me
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think they are both great but I came looking for anything about Elvenborn, the third in the chroncles.(I asked at Barnes and Nobles) If you have any info on it e-mail me at dragon50@cyberhighway.net.