Summa Elvetica: A Casuistry of the Elvish Controversy

Summa Elvetica: A Casuistry of the Elvish Controversy

by Vox Day

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Overview

Utrum Aelvi habeant anima naturaliter sibi unita. Do elves have souls? In a fantasy world in which the realm of man is dominated by a rich and powerful Church, the Sanctified Father Charity IV has decided the time is ripe to make a conclusive inquiry into the matter. If, in his infallible wisdom, he determines that elves do have immortal souls, then the Church will be obliged to bring the Sacred Word of the Immaculate to them. But if he decides they do not, there will be holy war. Powerful factions line up on both sides of the debate. War-hungry magnates cast greedy eyes at the ancient wealth of the elven kingdoms and pray for a declaration that elves are little more than animals. And there are men who are willing to do more than merely pray. The delegation sent to the High King of the Elves is led by two great theologians, brilliant philosophers who champion opposite sides of the great debate. And in the Sanctiff’s own stead, he sends the young nobleman, Marcus Valerius. Marcus Valerius is a rising scholar in the Church, talented, fearless, and devout. But he is inexperienced in the ways of the world and nothing in his life has prepared him for the beauty of the elves—or the monumental betrayal into which he rides.


SUMMA ELVETICA is the prelude to the massive epic high fantasy saga ARTS OF DARK AND LIGHT. It contains eight additional tales of Selenoth, including the Hugo Award finalist, Opera Vita Aeterna.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789527065075
Publisher: Castalia House
Publication date: 01/10/2017
Series: Arts of Dark and Light
Pages: 520
Sales rank: 318,603
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.31(d)

About the Author

Five-time Hugo Award finalist Vox Day writes epic fantasy as well as non-fiction about religion, philosophy, and economics. He is a platinum-selling game designer who speaks four languages and a three-time Billboard Top 40 Club Play recording artist. His books have been translated into 10 languages.

He maintains a pair of popular blogs, Vox Popoli and Alpha Game, which between them average over 3.4 million pageviews per month. He is an American Indian, the Supreme Dark Lord of the Evil Legion of Evil, and the leader of the Rabid Puppies. The Wall Street Journal described him as "the most despised man in science fiction."

He is the Lead Editor at Castalia House, the Lead Designer of Infogalactic, and is also, with Tom Kratman, the co-creator of the military science fiction anthology series, RIDING THE RED HORSE.

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