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Elven star
Weis, Margaret.
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Publication Information:
New York : Bantam Books, 1990.
Physical Description:
367 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.5 18.0 75153.
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Central Library FICTION V.2 Adult Fiction Popular Materials-Science Fiction/Fantasy
Central Library FICTION V.2 Adult Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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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. From the Paperback edition.

Author Notes

Margaret Weis was born on March 16, 1948 in Independence, Missouri. She graduated from the University of Missouri in 1970. She worked for Herald Publishing House, starting as a proofreader and leaving as the editorial director of their trade press division. In 1983, she went to work for TSR, Inc., the company responsible for numerous role-playing games including Dungeons and Dragons.

At TSR, she was part of the design team responsible for the creation of the DragonLance saga, which lead to the DragonLance fantasy series of books. She collaborated with Tracy Hickman to write many of the books. She is also the author of the Star of the Guardian series, the Death Gate Cycle, and the Darksword Trilogy. In addition to writing, she is the owner and president of Mag Force 7, which produces collectible trading card games.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Destruction looms over the dwarves, men and elves of Pryan, the World of Fire, in this second volume of The Death Gate cycle, begun in Dragon Wing . Childlike but immensely powerful, eyeless tytanssp.ok move through the three societies, killing all in their path. Elven arms dealer Paithan Quindiniar, arriving too late with weapons for the dwarves, flees to warn his people, accompanied by Rega, the human woman he warily loves against all convention, and other survivors. Meanwhile, arriving among the elves are Zifnab, a human and slightly addled wizard with an attendant dragon, and Haplo, an agent of the Lord of the Nexus, member of an ancient race that seeks to regain lost power over the four worlds created by the long vanished Sartan. A race for survival ensues. The authors deploy colorful characters in an intricate plot line and universe as the story slowly develops in what is intended to be a seven-volume saga. The atmosphere is often diluted by jarring touches, however, especially references to and jokes about our current world. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

Pryan, the Realm of Fire, holds an important secret for Haplo, the servant of an ancient race bent on revenge. Bearing with him the seeds of Pryan's destruction, Haplo discovers that much of his work has already been done by the incessant warring among the dwarves, elves, and humans of an unhappily divided world. Weis and Hickman continue to exercise their unlimited ability to create intriguing fantasy backgrounds filled with colorful personalities in this stand-alone sequel to Dragon Wing ( LJ 12/89). Purchase where the authors are popular or fantasy has a strong following. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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