Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Lord of Illusion

The Lord of Illusion by Kathryne Kennedy is the third (and final?) book in her 'Elven Lords' trilogy.  It has all of the requisite elements of a fantasy story, the hero who is misunderstood, the damaged and oppressed heroine that he needs to rescue, a quest that will change the world as they know it, elves, dragons, fantastical castles, magic, evil villains, etc.  but somehow it isn't quite as gripping as Beneath the Thirteen Moons was for me.  I think that is is possible that there should have been as many books as there are scepters (7) and for some reason this just wasn't to be so a lot of facts and action is summarily squished into this volume so that the series became a trilogy for some reason.  Nonetheless, it is an entertaining and creative story and most of the major issues are resolved although personally, I would have liked to have gotten to know the dragons better, lol.  My Goodreads review is at this link.

I was fortunate to win a copy of this from the SOS Aloha blog (thank you!) and downloaded a copy from Netgalley (provided temporarily) in order to review it in a timely manner.

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