War of the Wildlands

War of the Wildlands

by Lana Axe

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War of the Wildlands by Lana Axe

Unrelenting war between humans and elves threatens to destroy the forest forever.

A tyrant king has declared war on the elves and will stop at nothing to see them annihilated. Despite fighting savagely to defend their homes, the elves are outmatched by vicious attacks from highly skilled battle mages. The elven clans must join forces to have any chance of survival against the ruthless king's army.

Meanwhile, a young half-elf is forced from the human world he has always known and travels into the Wildlands to seek out his elven kin. Along the way, he learns to draw on the magic within himself to craft weapons of tremendous power. When war arrives on his doorstep, he must choose whether to stand with the family he has always known or the elves who share his blood.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615897134
Publisher: AxeLord Publications
Publication date: 11/14/2013
Pages: 438
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.97(d)

About the Author

Lana Axe lives in Missouri near the edge of the woods. She is inspired by her love of nature to write about elves, magic, and adventure. Growing up in Mark Twain's backyard inspired her love of fiction from an early age. She grew up an avid reader and went on to study literature in college.

After eight years of jotting notes and building a fantasy world, she has finally begun releasing novels in her Tales from Nol'Deron series. They will feature many of the same characters, but each novel will stand alone.

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War of the Wildlands 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
RudigoreMG More than 1 year ago
Fans of epic fantasy are going to be delighted with the works of Lana Axe and her latest release, War of the Wildlands, will hold their attention and interest from the first page. Domren, tryant king of Na’zora, wages a savage war of annihilation against the elves of his world to assuage his own greed and hubris. The elves, protectors of the forests, fight to save their people and the forests they strive to live in and care for. Reylin, the ablest war leader among them and his twin sister, Reylana, a worthy swordmaiden, must convince the clans to work and fight together against the greater forces of the king. In the middle of these conflicts emerges the son of the king, Prince Aelryk, a just and worthy noble bent on brokering a peaceful resolution to this war even though he must disobey his father’s will to save human and elven lives and the wildlands. Yori, a young half-breed raised by his human relatives must decide his place in the world and how to serve both his ancestral gifts of smithing and rune carving and his respect and debt to the Prince. Against this backdrop there are issues that recall the often tragic conflicts between the Native American tribes and those who wanted to take their lands. On both levels, fantasy and allegory, this is a must read. The characters are drawn with strength and compassion in each detail. I have enjoyed Lana Axe’s Tales of Dol’Neron and cannot wait for more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this exciting fantasy story.
YoavZ More than 1 year ago
This is a fun and exciting read. I enjoyed every page of this fantasy world. The runes were a good addition to the magic system, and it was fun to watch Yori as he learned. The war rages on in the background, and there are some well written battle scenes. Truly enjoyable.
CPBialois More than 1 year ago
I’m a huge fan of epic fantasy and I was intrigued by the premise behind the book. The Na’zorans are led by a tyrant king obsessed with wiping out the elves and conquering all the land as far as he can see. For their part, the elves respond by raiding farming villages along the kingdom’s border. In the middle of the ongoing war is a half breed Yori as he goes on a quest to try to bridge the gap between the two worlds. Aside from an initial encounter in his farming village with his human relatives, he avoids the war and learns how to create runed weapons for both people. He eventually returns once the war is over. His role to show the other parts of the world away from the war was entertaining, but I expected more from him. This story reminded me of the conflict between the United States and the Native American tribes when the government wanted to take their land. It’s a pleasant reminder of what can happen if good people stand by and allow something to happen to others. Overall, I thought the story was excellent and a fun read. 
FantasyBookLane More than 1 year ago
Yori is a young half-elf who has spent his life among humans. His circumstances change when he is accused of a crime and sent on a dangerous mission by the prince himself. Charged with finding his elven kin and learning about the art of carving magical runes, he finds himself involved in a brutal war between humans and elves. This book definitely has the feel of a coming of age story. Yori is an interesting character who doesn’t quite know how to perceive the events around him. He’s lived as something of an outcast in his hometown, but he’s never been involved in a war. He has his own opinions about what is going on, and whether a reader likes the choices he makes or not, they seem true to a kid of only seventeen. Prince Aelryk seems like a decent guy. He has the makings of what could someday become a just and kind ruler. His bride-to-be Lenora learns that being a princess isn’t all pretty clothes and fancy jewels. She changes over the course of the story, and I like what she became as well. I also enjoyed Darin, Yori’s elven grandfather. He adds an element of a loving parent with a lot of information to convey to an eager mind. There was something familiar and warm about him that I liked. The power in the runes themselves added an enjoyable magical element to the tale. I would love to see what Yori is doing later in life. Reylin, Reylana, and Essa make up the rest of the major elf characters in this book. They all had their own personalities, and they played off of each other well. Reylin is about to go off the deep end, and Essa is the voice of reason. Reylana is there for moral support and seems to be caught in the middle. Her inner turmoil came through nicely, and she and Essa will likely make fine leaders for their people. There is plenty of action that kept me engaged and a good level of depth to the characters. I found myself worrying about them at times and hating them at others. I always enjoy a book that can keep my focus and entertain me as well. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.