E is for Enchanting Elves

Posted April 6, 2015 in A-Z Challenge / Leave a comment!

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Elves

[elf]

noun

1. (in folklore) one of a class of preternatural beings, especially from mountainous regions, with magical powers, given to capricious and often mischievous interference in human affairs, and usually imagined to be a diminutive being in human form; sprite; fairy.

2. a mischievous person, especially a child.

Origin

before 1000; Middle English, Old English

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Featured Elf:

Arya from Eragon

I thought Arya was a great character. She’s smart and cunning which is pretty typical for elves. I love how proud their race is. They demand respect and they really do deserve it. They treasure everything that comes from nature and they know how the world works. They just have a way of thinking that I really admire because they act like a big family. This book isn’t mainly about elves but I loved how they were incorporated. They’re still a very important race to the series and it wouldn’t be the same without them. I find this is more of a younger teen book but if you’re willing to give it a shot you won’t be disappointed.

“People have an annoying habit of remembering things they shouldn’t.”

eragon

Summary: One boy . . . One dragon . . . A world of adventure.

When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon soon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.

Overnight his simple life is shattered, and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic, and power. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance, Eragon and the fledgling dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a king whose evil knows no bounds.

Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands.

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14 responses to “E is for Enchanting Elves

  1. I love the Inheritance Cycle and Ayra is definitely one of my favourite characters from the series.
    Good luck with the A-Z in April Challenge, I’m looking forward to seeing what other types of paranormal characters you talk about.

  2. I didn’t read Eragon, my daughter read it. I did meet the author though before he was famous and he was self promoting his books. Brilliant young man he was at the time (and I am sure still is).

    betty

  3. I haven’t read Eragon yet but it’s been on my radar for a while. I’m told the book is much better than the film. I’ve always loved Elves-especially from LOTR.

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