War with the humans was inevitable.
It was as certain as if the cadence of a hundred thousand human feet already trampled the forest's undergrowth, axe-felled and torch-burned trees marking their passage.
And still the elves of Aer'ferala remained divided; the pacifist ice elves unwilling to leave their hidden villages in the frozen north, the exiled moon elves showing no interest in burying their long-festering grudge against their sun elf cousins. Only the wild elves stand against the rising tide of humanity, and when their thin wall of resistance collapses, the rest will be swept away one by one.
Into this fractured political landscape is born a curiously blue-eyed moon elf girl named Silvantana, whose death is prophesized by her own mother to be the catalyst for reunification. Now nearing her Coming of Age day, the sheltered academic finds herself the focus of converging forces, some seeking her preservation, but many more seeking her destruction. As her life explodes around her, Silvantana learns that there yet remains hope for her people along a path long thought lost.
This is the first segment of an epic story being released in several parts. It is not a stand-alone episode complete in one book. Events in part two, "THE SURFACE", pick up immediately where this one leaves off. This Third Edition does not contain the internal illustrations mentioned in some reviews of the First Edition. Those illustrations, and many new ones, are now in the companion volume "VIGNETTES I"
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About the Author
A Wisconsin native but never seeming to find a permanent nest, Gary has soared over much of the United States, living at times in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Washington and now Kentucky. He has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and a Master's in Information Technology, and spent a decade as a Guest Professor of English at Daejin University in South Korea.
While Silvantana's story has been fighting for his attention since 1990, it wasn't until that decade in South Korea-teaching English to Koreans and at times Chinese, Japanese and even a Russian student-where Gary really found the strength of Silvantana's story. People are just people, no matter their ethnicity or skin color, and need to be valued for who they are, not what they are.
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