Sunday, June 13, 2010

just finished reading

The Elvenbane, by Andre Norton and Mercedes Lackey. This is the one I promised you I'd review a couple days ago--the reread of my childhood magician's book. My review here. I know at least a couple of you have also read it--I hope you'll come out of your lairs and comment. (Dragon joke.)

8 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

For some reason I stopped reading a lot of Andre Norton when she started writing with others. I loved her early work and consider her an influence on my writing. I've read none of her collaborations. I have met Mercedes Lackey though and she seems a nice person.

Kay said...

I'm pruning my bookshelves, and my several feet of Andre Norton is one of the "victims". Elevenbane was one I decided to keep. Maybe because I like a lot of Lackey's writing too.

Recently, I read the first two books in the Witch World series and was wondering if they'd even get published now days.

Juniper said...

I, too, read and loved this as a kid, mostly because I was immersed in a used-books love affair with Mercedes Lackey. Once I finished all of her solo works, I moved on to her collaborations (a motley lot, for the most part). Elvenbane stood head and shoulders above the others, and a fair way beyond many of her solitary efforts.

Indeed, as I outgrew her writing entirely, and began to purge my collection, Elvenbane consistently remained behind. You know it's a good book when it can withstand the Purging of the Bookshelves.

Juniper said...

Oh, and I totally got the underlying love story around sixth grade and wondered why they didn't just get on with it already.

Sarah Laurenson said...

I've looked at this one often enough, but never read it. Love Lackey. Have yet to explore Norton.

Will have to reconsider just looking next time and actually read it.

Bernita said...

I still love Norton's Witch World stories and Lackey's Valdimar books. The others, not so much.
Haven't read Elvenbane for a long time. I dimly remember that for some reason the story frustrated me.

Jennifer Ambrose said...

Though I grew up reading high fantasy (just like you, I was inspired by my father's bookshelves), I have never read Lackey or Norton. I feel like I missed out. I'll have to read Elvenbane soon!

Jaleh D said...

I think Elvenbane was one of the first Andre Norton books I'd ever read. I don't read all that many of hers, but I do like that one and Key of the Keplian from her Witch World series is amazing.