The elves, dwarves and humans all know the älfar to be dark, relentless warriors. This is their time.
In Dson Faïmon, the realm of the älfar, the warriors are planning a military campaign. Caphalor and Sinthoras are looking to enlist a powerful demon to strengthen their army - but the two älfar have very different goals. While Caphalor is determined to defend the borders of their empire and no more, the ambitious Sinthoras is intent on invasion: and he has the kingdoms of dwarves, elves and men firmly in his sights.
The line between good and bad has never been harder to see. Are the Älfar good? Not really. But are they bad? Not really, they are just being Älfar.
The Älfar are immortal, they love the arts, beauty, fighting. They see themselves as perfect, and all humans, trolls, elves and other beings are just insects under their feet. Slaves that are not worthy to look upon. So yes in this they weren't good beings. But it was their culture and mindset.
I liked the Älfar. They are cruel and beautiful, quite fascinating (of course I would never want to meet one.)
The main characters are Caphalor, who is the voice of reason, and is Sinthoras who wants to go take over other countries. The good and bad guy. But things are like I said not that simple. They like all things change.
There is also a POV of a slavegirl and I must say the thing of nothing being black and white are sure everywhere. You'll see.
There is adventure, fighting, death, one truly gruesome act and a people going to war.
I enjoyed this book and I want more about the Älfar. Because at the end, stuff is going down ;).
If they are so beautiful then this guy needs to be more so
Mass Market Paperback, UK Paperback, 512 pages
Published May 1st 2014 by Jo Fletcher Books (first published April 24th 2009)
Die Legenden der Albae #1/The legend of the Älfar