Lyra by R J Murray
(Tales of the Triad)

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The fourth book in the series Tales of the Triad. Lyra is the story of a young Elf learning who and what she is through love and war, set against the background of life in the Triad Kingdom. Most of the Elves in the Triad are High Elves, dark, serious and somewhat bloodthirsty, living in the forest of Fair Haven, the Elf Home. They love the trees, along with all plant life, maintaining and harvesting the animal life within the forest even while developing it as their home. Lyra, a small, constantly giggling young Elf, loves bright colors, butterflies and dancing in the meadows. Rather than loving the trees, she love the fields of flowers and the animals that live within nature. She thinks deer taste nice, but are much too cute for her to kill. A bit of an airhead at times and thinking nothing of jumping up and kissing someone on the nose, she is not well accepted by Elf society. When she comes of age at one hundred and ten, she must begin to take her turn in the field work of the Triad. Her work party is sent to the Great Marsh, far to the south of the Triad. It is a place of heat, humidity, swamp and creatures such as alligators, snakes and creepy crawlies. While there her work party is attacked by Goblins and Lyra is taken captive. Escaping, she must find her way home through the Great Marsh, surrounded by enemies, searched for by friends and finally discovered by the Great Cats. The enemy doesn't stop with the Great Marsh and Lyra finds herself in the center of a war between the Triad and an unknown enemy, one with magic and technology to match their own. Captured once again, Lyra uses her abilities as an adult Wood Elf and the gift of the Great Cats to giggle her way through the fight for freedom. During her journey Lyra discovers inner strength, love and that she is not so strange after all, not for a tiny Wood Elf.

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Published August 28, 2011 192 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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