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Elvenblood (Halfblood Chronicles Series #2)

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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 ...

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Overview

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

"Norton and Lackey combine their talents well in this high fantasy featuring an enterprising heroine and her dragon companion against a background of magic, treachery, and high emotion."--Library Journal.

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Praise for Andre Norton and Mercedes Lackey

“This tale will rank as one of the season’s liveliest and most appealing fantasy epics.”
—Publishers Weekly on The Elvenbane

“A damned fine tale, a splendid blend of the talents of two excellent storytellers.”
—Anne McCaffrey on The Elvenbane

“A richly detailed, complex fantasy collaboration by one of the field’s Grand Masters and one of its most promising apprentices.”
—Marion Zimmer Bradley on The Elvenbane

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441814319
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 3/15/2011
  • Series: Halfblood Chronicles Series , #2
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged, 11 CDs, 12 hrs. 53 min.
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Andre Norton was the first woman to receive the Gandalf Grand Master of Fantasy Award, presented by the World Science Fiction Society in 1977. Author of more than one hundred novels, including The Halfblood Chronicles with Mercedes Lackey, Miss Norton entertained readers with her exciting visions of the future and other worlds since her first publication in 1934.
Mercedes Lackey is the author of the Valdemar series, including Take a Thief and Exile's Honor. She is the coauthor, with Andre Norton, of the Halfblood Chronicles. Some of her other novels include The Gates of Sleep, Sacred Ground, The Firebird, The Black Swan, and The Serpent's Shadow. She lives in Oklahoma.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2005

    Better than the first!

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2000

    I am 16 years old and i loved the book

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2000

    Terrific

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2000

    phenominal

    This story is the most impresive one that I have read in my entire lifetime of reading books, it is phenominal!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2000

    Awesome

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 1999

    Its great but read elvenbane first

    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.

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