6

So, I began reading this series years ago and put it down, and now I've been thinking about it and want to see how it ended.

It was a basic Epic. Group needed to destroy evil somewhere off in the world. Must have read it in the early 2000s. The most I remember is based off of the characters.

There was a species of elven hybrids; they were winged, the product of a forced union by an evil magical entity. The elves hated them. Another species (I think they were terromancers), created a mountain kingdom/realm to protect them.

One of the main characters was a wizard prodigy; he'd been babied his entire life and while magically advanced, had a lot of growing up to do.

There was a general who, in order to gain advantage on the battlefield, bonded to (I think) an earth god through a shamanistic pain ceremony.

Another was an unlanded (I think) elf (his kingdom had been destroyed) he was a mercenary.

They were all fighting to get the wizard/child to the north to kill/defeat this great evil who lived in a stronghold on the other side of the world.

Thanks all! And sorry it's so vague. I've been searching the internet for most of the day. Nothing's turned up.

  • You missed the two main characters, Crow and Princess Alexis. That may be why it didn't appear. – JohnP Feb 26 '18 at 15:26
7

You are referring to the fantasy trilogy The Dragoncrown War Cycle, by Michael Stackpole.

Books in the Trilogy

  • Fortress Draconis
  • When Dragons Rage
  • The Grand Crusade

Published from 2000 - 2003. (Technically there are 4 books, but one book, The Dark Glory War is a fairly standalone prequel).

Elements that match:

  • Winged Half Elves - The Gyrkyme, shunned by elves as being begotten by rape and crossbreeding of species
  • Wizard prodigy - Kerrigan Reese - Raised solely as a magical weapon, with no understanding of, well, anything in the real world
  • Bonded earth god - There are a few, but the main one is General Androgans, who because he is half blooded with a shaman race is able to bond to a wyrun/spirit of pain to effect great things. (His uncle/mentor is bonded to earth, IIRC)
  • Almost all Elves in the series are unhomed, the main mercenary one is Resolute, companion to Kedyn's Crow.
  • Child to save the world - Will, who is purported to be "The Norrington", a child destined to free the elves and save the world from the evil Queen of the North, Chrytienne
  • Perfect! Thank you very much! It's been so long since I've read any of them, I only remembered bits and pieces. – D.Kap Feb 27 '18 at 5:14

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.