May. 9th, 2016

alfreda89: (Books and lovers)
The Isle of Glass (The Hound and the Falcon, #1)The Isle of Glass by Judith Tarr

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

You'll become obsessed with this series

Once upon a time a reader took a half-dozen books with her on vacation. She was lucky because they were all good books--but THE ISLE OF GLASS was so good, she became obsessed with it. As she made her way across multiple states, heading home, she stopped in every bookstore she could find in every town on the way, looking for the next book in the series. She would have settled for the third book in the series!

Yes, it's that good, and to this day the glorious language and fascinating characters still dance in the back of my mind. A lost elf raised in a monastery, a hidden elven kingdom, the pageantry and intrigue of the time of Richard the Lionhearted, the Crusades--and genetics that mean elves make sense in history. If you love the works of Guy Gavriel Kay, Kate Elliott, and Alma Alexander, the feel of epic fantasy by people who know what they are doing, you must try Judith Tarr's work. Start here, with the book that made me visit two dozen bookstores in three days. (Lucky us, she's written many more wonderful tales since this one!)

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