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The elves of Kyrnn are the most long-lived creatures inhabiting their world. This race is divided into two kinds, the house elves who live in self-constructed cities, and the wild elves who prefer to live in the forests. This book tells us in 3 parts about the history of the Kagonesti, the tribe of wild elves named after the first leader, Kagonos, who had been summoned by a silver dragon and given a ram's horn as a symbolic means of his leadership. The second and third part tell of their first positive interaction with humans and the days leading up to the time where their clan is facing destruction.
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The review of this Book prepared by Lovely Wolff

The Kagonesti tells the story of the creation of the society of wild elves. Kagnos breaks away from "house elves" and leads his people to live in the wild. The novel tells of his coming of age as a leader and the story of future leaders of his tribe. Each of the new leaders comes of ages and fights dragons and wizards to continue the thriving of their race. They are nearly exterminated at the end of the novel but they survive to rebuild their society again. A great history fantasy novel of a fantasy race of wild outcasts.
The review of this Book prepared by Daniela Lo Presti

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 60% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   ruler Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes Intense exploration of society's culture?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   politician/elected ruler    -   killer Age:    -   a teen    -   long lived adults


Terrain    -   Jungle    -   Desert    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests    -   Domed/Underground City A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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