Elvangar: Book Six of
Forgotten Legacy by Richard S. Tuttle
Tuttle is perfecting his craft with aplomb.
Elvangar is one
of his best. Tuttle’s
tale weaves, dips and rushes through electrifying settings, touching
situations and at times almost baffling episodes. Readers must keep
on their toes. Characters we have learned to trust continue to speak
to us through the magic of Writer Tuttle’s fertile
imagination. Those who were ‘the bad guys’ in the previous
editions in this series continue their dastardly machinations.
As with other’s in the series Tuttle includes a map so that
the reader can orient thought to action.
Compelling dialogue, well fleshed characters, a forceful
storyline are all presented against a backdrop sketched in such
detail that the reader feels drawn into every situation.
presents a quick review of the five books
preceding Elvangar to bring the reader beginning with this volume up
to speed or to refresh the memory of those who may have allowed a
bit time to elapse between reading the others and this.
the read, happy to recommend for the upper middle school to high
school reader and for adults who enjoy the genre.
Tuttle’s books are a must have for the personal reading
catalog, and the classroom and public library.
Synopsis: (May reveal much of the plot)
of years before this specific account begins we find ourselves in
the land of elves where Kieran awakens ready to face the test he
must take. He hopes to
score the highest points a young mage has ever scored.
Out in the harbor a dozen or more ships can be seen however,
Kieran takes scant notice of them as he hurries through the elven
village toward the temple where he will pray prior to taking his
test. Out of the blue
Kieran’s devotions are interrupted; Angragar is attacking the
elven people and it is Kieran who must take a message to the king.
are busy and the humans are worried as the tale that is Elvangar
Marak is having some problem with his clans, they shy from sending
troops for training. Balomar
soldiers halt in front of an inn, they are still quite a distance
from the Khadoran city of Chantise when, without warning, a stranger
heads for the front door of the inn, suddenly turns and hurls a
knife at Lord Oktar. Lord
Oktar is saved by the quick thinking of one of his soldiers who
springs between the knife and the nobleman. On
board a barge coming into Khadoratung, Mistake and her
sister MistyTrail are
puzzled by the behavior of elves Eltor and Caldal.
What the girls do not know is that Queen Alycia in response
to the bitter long past attack has given strict orders that forbid
the elves even talking with humans.
the Island of Darkness Vand is up to no good, an air mage from
Raven’s Point is missing, assassins attack at the army encampment outside of the Sakovan city
of Alamar, another attacks in Taggot, eight travelers descend out of
the Fortung Mountains into Fakara; they too are attacked. Emperor Marak is hit with two arrows in the back, thousands
of hellsouls are being shipped out of Motanga and the tale continues
with chicanery, mystery and intrigue, until at last with magical
projectiles hurtling toward them MistyTrail, and her companions try
a little magic of their own and the story races forward at tearing
speed culminating with a surprising, satisfying ending including a
restoration of office and identity revealed.