Elven Star (Death Gate Cycle #2)

Elven Star (Death Gate Cycle #2)

by Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman

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Overview

On steamy Pryan, never-ending sunlight and plentiful rain have created a jungle so vast that humans and elves dwell high in the trees and only dwarves live anywhere near the ground. From the treetops the aristocratic elves sell weapons to the other races, whose incessant warfare sends a steady steam of profits and essential resources skyward. Now, generations of dissent and race hatred will not heal — not even under the threat of annihilation at the hands of legendary Titans. Armed with little more than their wits and prophecy, an elf, a human, and a dwarf must unite to try to save the world from destruction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553290981
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/28/1991
Series: Death Gate Cycle Series , #2
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 367
Sales rank: 189,486
Product dimensions: 4.24(w) x 6.93(h) x 1.07(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Margaret Weis is the co-author (with Tracy Hickman) of the bestselling Dragonlace Chronicles & Dragonlace Legends series, as well as the co-author (with Robert Krammes) of the Dragon Brigade trilogy of novels. She also publishes role-playing games, including major franchises such as Firefly and Smallville.

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CALANDRA QUINDINIAR SAT AT THE HUGE POLISHED SCROLL DESK ADDING up the last month’s earnings. Her white fingers darted rapidly over the abacus, sliding the beads up and down, muttering the figures aloud to herself as she wrote them in the old leather-bound ledger. Her handwriting was much like herself: thin, upright, precise, and easy to read.
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Elven Star 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 86 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I actually was kinda dissapointed the first few chapters cause it began kinda slow,but once I got in the book later I was hooked till the end and it wasn't boring at all. It makes you keep reading to solve all the mysteries.
Anonymous 22 days ago
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meersan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A tattooed demigod travels to a world of jungle and perpetual sun where a race of insanely powerful giants has decided to kill everybody.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good and dynamic characters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you love random fantasy references, this is the series for you.
Adam_Gentry More than 1 year ago
An enemy no one can stop. A question no one can answer. Pryan, world of fire, is a lush jungle so dense that entire lakes rest on layers of foliage. Humans build on vast planes of moss, elves dwell in trees, and dwarves live close to ground. The story follows a family of elvish merchants, who sell magical weapons to humans, who in turn use them on each other. Paithan, a young elf, heads out on another delivery, but when he arrives he learns the weapons are actually meant for the dwarves, and he is expected to come along. Meanwhile Haplo has come through Death’s Gate to explore the second world, but instead he arrives just in time to see it fall, as legends return, full of wrath. The story counter balances the grim plot with many light hearted subplots, reaffirming the belief that while humor may not be the best medicine, it’s certainly a decent salve. As a whole Elven Star is a slow read; full of looming threats and tense pauses, as characters struggle to think of some way to survive. Haplo is once again shoehorned in, though this time he slowly takes over the story, before bringing it to a half-hearted conclusion, with many questions left for future installments to answer. +Strong Characters +Strong Setting *Grim -Fragmented Plot -Slow 3/5
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This is the chat room of camp elven.
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