Thousands of years ago the elves were enslaved by the Wytch Lords. Murdered in their thousands, worked to death in slave gangs and divided against themselves, the wounds inflicted by man run deep - and elves have very long memories. Two of them - Auum and Takaar - led the rise against their enslavers, and united their people against men in order to free their nation. Now Calaius is at peace ... but that doesn't mean their nation is safe.
Men need their help.
The Wytch Lords have rallied, men's magic has grown more powerful, and their politics have become altogether more dangerous. Especially now: one of the mages has created a spell, called Dawnthief, which has the potential to destroy all living things on the planet. All four magical colleges are fighting to seize it and, in the background, the Wytch Lords have schemes of their own. Schemes which involve crushing the elven nation for good. Whoever seizes the spell, it places the elves in tremendous danger. But can Auum and Takaar overcome their differences and work together to save Calaius? And even if they can, is it not already too late ... ?
About the Author
James Barclay is the author of the Chronicles of the Raven and Legends of the Raven series, which have sold hundreds of thousands of copies. The Raven saga came to a conclusion with the stunning Ravensoul.
He also penned the epic fantasy duology The Ascendants of Estorea and completed an Elves trilogy: Elves: Once Walked With Gods, Elves: Rise of the Tai'Gethen and Elves: Beyond the Mists of Katura.
James Barclay lives in Teddington with his wife and two children.
Find out more on his website, www.jamesbarclay.com, or follow @barculator on Twitter.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It was so very good to read the end of the Elves trilogy. I love this fantasy world and am sorry that reading stories in it ends with this book. The book will take you on a roller coaster ride with "fist pumping in the air moments" and some scary "edge of seat moments" and some "deeply sad" character loses. You don't have to read the first two books in the trilogy to enjoy this one but I recommend you do so, to fully appreciate the in depth character development and the magic in this world. I love James Barclay's books. Sad to see this fantasy world end but he writes quality stories so know I will enjoy future stories from him.