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James Barclay
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13 Mar 2014 ELVES (Book 3)

Thousands of years ago the elves were enslaved by the Wytch Lords. Murdered in their thousands, worked to death in slave gangs and divided against themselves, the wounds inflicted by man run deep - and elves have very long memories. Two of them - Auum and Takaar - led the rise against their enslavers, and united their people against men in order to free their nation. Now Calaius is at peace ... but that doesn't mean their nation is safe.

Men need their help.

The Wytch Lords have rallied, men's magic has grown more powerful, and their politics have become altogether more dangerous. Especially now: one of the mages has created a spell, called Dawnthief, which has the potential to destroy all living things on the planet. All four magical colleges are fighting to seize it and, in the background, the Wytch Lords have schemes of their own. Schemes which involve crushing the elven nation for good. Whoever seizes the spell, it places the elves in tremendous danger. But can Auum and Takaar overcome their differences and work together to save Calaius? And even if they can, is it not already too late...?

Find out more on his website, www.jamesbarclay.com, or you can follow @barculator on Twitter.


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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Gollancz (13 Mar 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0575085266
  • ISBN-13: 978-0575085268
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.7 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 178,063 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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James Barclay was born in Felixstowe, Suffolk, in 1965 and is the third of four children. He gained a BA (Hons) in Communication Studies in Sheffield before heading to London to train as an actor. With acting roles in short supply, he worked in marketing and advertising until 2004 when he became a full time author.

James is the creator of the two Raven trilogies: Chronicles of The Raven and Legends of The Raven, and the epic fantasy duology, The Ascendants of Estorea. Following that, he published the seventh and last Raven novel, Ravensoul. He has written two novellas, Light Stealer and Vault of Deeds. He is currently working on a new fantasy trilogy, the first of which, Once Walked With Gods was published in August 2010.

Away from fantasy, James is writing contemporary young adult fiction, and is collaborating on a TV drama, a comedy sketch show and a very British screenplay. James has recently begun acting again and has a role in a gritty Brit-pic called 'The Estate.' The film will premiere in October 2010.

For his sins, James is a lifelong supporter of Ipswich Town FC and still believes England will win the next major championship they play. He loves watching cricket, rugby, tennis and darts and indeed plays all these sports when he can. He's just not very good at any of them.

Beyond writing and acting, James spends as much time as possible with his son, Oscar, who was three in January 2010, his wife, Clare, and Mollie the Hungarian Vizsla. That's a dog to anyone not in the know. They all live in Teddington, Middlesex.

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An epic conclusion to the Elves trilogy - can centuries of war be overcome, or will hatred ultimately be allowed to win...?

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Thousands of years ago the elves were enslaved by the Wytch Lords. Murdered in their thousands, worked to death in slave gangs and divided against themselves, the wounds inflicted by man run deep - and elves have very long memories. Two of them - Auum and Takaar - led the rise against their enslavers, and united their people against men in order to free their nation. Now Calaius is at peace . . . but that doesn't mean their nation is safe.

Men need their help.

The Wytch Lords have rallied, men's magic has grown more powerful, and their politics have become altogether more dangerous. Especially now: one of the mages has created a spell, called Dawnthief, which has the potential to destroy all living things on the planet. All four magical colleges are fighting to seize it and, in the background, the Wytch Lords have schemes of their own. Schemes which involve crushing the elven nation for good. Whoever seizes the spell, it places the elves in tremendous danger. But can Auum and Takaar overcome their differences and work together to save Calaius? And even if they can, is it not already too late . . . ?

--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Review 23 Dec 2013
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If you have not read this series of books, you are in for a treat and I'm very jealous. They are quite simply brillant.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read 9 Nov 2013
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Really good read but having read all of Barclay's books, I put this behind all of his original Raven books. He might struggle to find another Raven!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great action sequences 6 July 2013
Format:Paperback
Firstly, I must point out that I am new to this series, so I do not know what happened in the previous books. Thanks to Star Wars director George Lucas, I have never had a problem in joining a saga a few episodes in.

Barclay's story is told from a multi-perspective narrative, and despite the initially tricky challenge of getting used to characters and their names, I soon picked things up. That is testament to Barclay's skill as a writer of fantasy fiction. The culture, politics, tactics and personalities of all involved, totally engaged. This is a very well constructed world, inhabited by believable people.

Where this novel really shines, is in its action sequences. The desperation of battle is captured well, and so are its consequences. I thoroughly enjoyed an early sea battle, and the action and incident did not let up for hardly one moment.

With plenty of infighting, factions, debates and strong personalities involved, reader interest is assured. These elves are not the cool, distant, androgynous types of the cinema, but rough, tough, fiercely passionate experts of all forms of combat.

The responsibility of leadership and tough decision making is embodied in the rather dour Auum. Contrast this with the troubled brilliance and destructiveness of Takaar and you have a heady combination.

Friendship and camaraderie are also explored through warriors Auum and Ulysan. Again, dialogue and actions convince, also remember, elves live for hundreds of years, so feelings run very deep.

With its breakneck action and emotional punch, I am sure Elves: Beyond the Mists of Katura will delight existing fans. As an initiate to the series, I can say that I enjoyed a thoroughly entertaining read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars One to read to bring the tale to conclusion 30 Jun 2013
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Culmination - apparently of the trilogy -or is there more?The story line flowed as expected from Barclay, not taking 90 per cent of the book to build to the conclusion and ten per cent action and finale but a good steady progression to climax which saw the goodies winning and the baddies coming second in this instalment, but not necessarily totally out of the picture. Hence the -is there more? comment. This book has not left me gagging for the next, which the previous in the series did. That said on Barclays previous trilogies (or more) I had the same feeling of temporary closure when the 'final' book came. I feel sure that there will be more of the same from JB which I will read, mostly cause the are fun and easy to relate to the characters. Having given nothing away regarding the story line it is left to the individual to read the book and reach their own conclusion - enjoy -I did!
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Elves are back 16 Jun 2013
By Parm TOP 500 REVIEWER
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I have been a fan of James Barclays work since 1999 when Dawnthief first hit the book shelves. His style so reminiscent of my then favourite author David Gemmell. The characters flawed but heroic, larger than life yet down to earth. The action fast and furious and the body count high. And yet despite that there has been something that has niggled at me since Once walked with Gods, a feeling that he had strayed from his earlier writing prowess.

With Beyond the Mists of Katura I think I have finally nailed the problem, The characters are still great, the writing fast yet sparse where needed and powerful and emotional where required. The plot pushes ahead at a furious pace and the body count leaves me wondering if there will be anyone left alive.

The niggle i fnally figured out is with the Elves themselves, whilst they are not unbeatable, despite their near immortality and their legendary fighting prowess. Its the constant description of an elf in fighting mode, there are only so many times you need to read about what part of what hand or foot or throwing knife did what damage. The action is too intimate, it needs to be pulled back to the broader picture sometimes, and have more of the emotional depth of the scenes at the end. The finale with Auum is simply excellent. Takaar is also such an excellent character, so flawed so damaged by his long life and so dangerous no one can predict his next action, perfect fodder for a great story. The book brings the whole series plot full circle back to Dawnthief, and ends the cycle. I think this is a good thing, I'd like to see James break away again as his did with the blooming excellent Ascendants of Estorea.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Elves at war. A lot. 21 May 2013
By Nick Brett TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Some seven hundred years after the events of the last book, Elf leaders Auum and Takaar have gone their separate ways, disagreements of magic being the root of their differences.
But now their Elven homelands are once again under threat from the Wytch Lords and they must take the fight to Balaia, lands of the humans. And there is lots of fighting, elves and their enhanced abilities against human might and magic.
I am a fan of the aurhor's books, but this felt like a film where there are a number of set piece action scenes but without enough in-between to carry them. There is nobility and humour which Mr Barclay always does well but for some reason this one didn't grip me like previous ones. So not bad, but lacking something for me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars for husband
It arrived on time as present for my husband he loves this author and has all the other books so he was very happy
Published 3 months ago by Rachel B
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant!
Another great book from an amazing author! Please write some more Raven novels.
No one does it better than James
Published 3 months ago by Gareth jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book
This book is well written the ending is not unexpected but althoough written as a trilogy the ending leaves the opportunity for follow ups to be written at a later date
Published 3 months ago by MR PAUL SHANKS
5.0 out of 5 stars The best series yet
I have read so many books about magic, elves and men etc. that so many just blur into the same type of story. Not so here. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Gian
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant as usual
The first book I read of James Barclay was, Dawnthief and I was engrossed as much then as I have been through the Elves trilogy. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Teresa Demetriou
5.0 out of 5 stars Elves
Another fabulous read from James Barclay. I am so into his stories and especially this Elves collection. Keep them comming.
Published 6 months ago by john c demet
4.0 out of 5 stars Mists of Katura
Enjoyed this as much as the other two now onto the Raven books, have read first of the Chronicles on to the second
Published 9 months ago by Mrs M A Main
5.0 out of 5 stars The mists have cleared
James Barclay is for me the master story teller. I have read everything he has written and await his next offering with eagerness.
Published 13 months ago by Terence Cullen
3.0 out of 5 stars Bit annoying.
It reeks of a story/book too far. Annoyed at how the plot developed and no thought about population numbers vs the environment etc. but it killed a few hours.
Published 14 months ago by Mr. S. Harrington
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