The Kingdoms & The Elves Of The Reaches Iv (Keeper Martin's Tales, Book 4)

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Here is the fourth volume in Robert Stanek's magnificent Keeper Martin's Tales -- the series fans have called "The Star Wars" of fantasy. Filled with mystery, intrigue, adventure, and magic the books transport us to a world unlike any other. Praised as an "instant" classic, Robert Stanek's outstanding series has quickly become a favorite.

The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches IV

To turn back the tides of war, Queen Mother sent her most ...

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Overview

Here is the fourth volume in Robert Stanek's magnificent Keeper Martin's Tales -- the series fans have called "The Star Wars" of fantasy. Filled with mystery, intrigue, adventure, and magic the books transport us to a world unlike any other. Praised as an "instant" classic, Robert Stanek's outstanding series has quickly become a favorite.

The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches IV

To turn back the tides of war, Queen Mother sent her most trusted warriors on a perilous journey across the Great Sea. But the elves were betrayed by one of their own. Only a handful survived the ambush that followed, only two reached the far shores. But they did not find quick allies. They found a kingdom under siege and a shattered alliance. The elves proved themselves to the men that defended Quashan'. They along with the mysterious Xith, the would-be mage Vilmos, Princess Adrina and their friends helped turn the battle in Great Kingdom's favor. For their support, the elves were granted an audience with the king. Yet great deeds could not undo the past, or change the prejudice of men. Elves and men are enemies, as it has been through time. The Alder King had his own concerns. The kingdom alliance was shattered. An ally, and a great king was dead. War between the kingdoms seemed inevitable. If there was any hope of restoring the alliance, he must rid the kingdom of the enemy's spies. But was such a thing possible without the backing of those he needed the most?

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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Erin Kilby
Dramatic illustrations draw the reader into the Tolkienesque world of Ruin Mist, plunged into darkness after a Great War five hundred years past. Blaming magic for their demise, the Kings of Men have decreed that all things magical be destroyed. Yet despite their efforts, the magical Dark Lord is slowly returning to power. Another bloody battle is foreshadowed for Ruin Mist when Adrina, the spoiled and lonely princess of Imtal, is visited by a mysterious woman who predicts Adrina's ghastly future. Meanwhile in the kingdom of Elves, Seth, devoted First of the Red Order of the Queen Mother Elf, is sent on a journey across the Great Sea to prevent war. Stuck somewhere in the middle is Vilmos, a young magical boy-who-would-be-mage, abducted for his own safety by a Yoda-like guide named Xith. All three journey to an unknown fate against treacherous and sometimes supernatural foes. Stanek augments the beginning of this complex tale with illustrations that are sure to attract fans of graphic novels and classic Tolkien alike-the only weakness in the illustrations is their scarcity. Stanek will likely draw a cult following, but his work is not for the novice fantasy reader. A complicated glossary at the end includes twenty-two pages of "People, Places, and Things in Ruin Mist," complete with geographical references, family lineages, and extraordinary sketches. Despite the sophisticated plot, however, this cliffhanger guarantees fans, and those fans will be ready to wield their swords against the Dark Lord in Stanek's next installment.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575450650
  • Publisher: Reagent Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2003
  • Series: Keeper Martin's Tales Series , #4
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.51 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2006

    Totally Greeeeaaattt!!!!!!

    The Kingdoms and the Elves ROCKS!!!!!! i couldn't put it down! if you like fantasy then you will love this book!! It is better than Harry Potter, and that is saying somthing!!! you totaly have to get this book!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2006

    Amazing finale!

    I loved all 4 books and this one in my opinion is the best. Amazing how it all comes together and in a way I never guessed. If you're going to read the series start with the first book or you'll miss out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2004

    THE BEST EVER!!!!!!

    This book was one of the best books I have read in a long time, and I can't wait to see the movie. I think it will be really good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2004

    This is the best books ever!

    #4 is the most amazing book yet. I used to love Harry Potter and thought it was the best in the world and JK was the greatest. I still think it but now I have another favorite books called Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches and a new favorite favorite author Robert Stanek.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2004

    Awesome

    I have read all four KE books twice and I cannot wait until number five comes out! Robert Stanek is the best author annd each book gets better and better. I imagine number five will better the all of the others. Kingdoms and Elves 4 is a thrilling story and full of suspense, intrigue, and magic. I love it and I'm a sophomore in high school. The books are great for all ages. I have gotten numerous kids at my school to start reading them, and one guy I know read the whole thing in one day. It is a great series that is a must read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2004

    Who wouldn't love this book?

    If you STILL haven't read these books, what are you waiting for? They have it all--good, evil, adventure, friendship, magical places and animals--the good characters are not ALL good, and the bad ones are not ALL bad. They have more depth than many 'adult' novels I've read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2004

    What an adventure!!

    I am a homeschooling parent and I bought the book to see what all the fuss was about. I started reading the book and couldn't put it down. Of course I had to buy books 1, 2, 3 and 4 and read them. The books are wrote wonderfully and they keep your suspense from beging to end!! A great read for any age. My son (12) also loves the books and that we read them together!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2003

    THeY'RE BaCK!!!!!!!!!!

    Adrina, Vilmos, Emel, Myrial, Seth, Valam and Xith are back with a new adventure. I recommend this book to anyone who likes an adventure story. I give this book two thumbs up.

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