Halfblood Chronicles #3

Andre Norton & Mercedes Lacky

3 of 5 Stars


Read January 2003

Re-Read October 2012

2012 Review
A very good wrap up to the Elvenbane series. Not that is meant to be the final book, since Lackey and Norton left tons of strings dangling for potential sequels, but as this was published in 2002 and Norton is dead and Lackey doesn’t talk about it, it is ok to say this is the final book.

And it works. Mysteries of the Elves are explored and laid to rest, many of the antagonists meet their end in deliciously just ways and protagonists find hope and love. Enough is resolved to leave you feeling ok. And I don’t want any more to be honest. I think any more would just muck things up. Leave the rest to my imagination…



Halfblood Chronicles #2

Andre Norton & Mercedes Lackey

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


This second book continues right along with the same style of the first. If you didn’t like The Elvenbane, then you won’t like this either.

However, if you did enjoy Elvenbane, chances are pretty good you’ll enjoy this book. Same set of characters thrown in with a new set so the authors don’t have to worry about creating complex, deep characters. Make ’em and use ’em.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book for what it is, a shallow fantasy book that has no pretensions of being epic. You need those sometimes…

The Elvenbane

The ElvenbaneThe Elvenbane

Halfblood Chronicles #1

Andre Norton & Mercedes Lackey

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


A story of elves, dragons, mages and half elves/humans.

I really enjoyed this. While a bit shallow, I never felt like rolling my eyes or putting the book down.

I found it quite interesting to see dragons as tricksters and elves as the bad guys.