The Light of Burning Shadows by Chris Evans
Book Two of the Iron Elves

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In the bestselling and legendary traditions of J.R.R. Tolkien, Bernard Cornwell, and Terry Brooks, the second novel in the acclaimed epic fantasy series following A Darkness Forged in Fire—where musket and cannon, bow and arrow, and magic and diplomacy all vie for supremacy in an empire teetering on the brink of war.

Disgraced elf officer Konowa Swift Dragon of the Calahrian Imperial Army has been forcibly returned from exile to resurrect the regiment he once led, the Iron Elves. These elves, born bearing the mark of an elf witch known as the Shadow Monarch, are shunned by their own people. In hopes of proving the mark false, the elves volunteer to fight for the Calaharian Empire in its quest to rid the world of dark magic. The regiment became legendary for its fighting ability, but all was lost in an instant when their commanding officer, Konowa, murdered the Calaharian Viceroy of Elfkyna, casting the loyalty of the elves into question. The regiment was banished to the desert, while Konowa was court-martialed and disappeared. Now, having found the mythical Star that was rumored to have fallen from the sky in a remote land, things couldn’t be worse for Konowa and the Iron Elves regiment as they trek through the blazing desert on their quest to defeat the Shadow Monarch once and for all....

Packed with wit, high adventure, and political intrigue, The Light of Burning Shadows will have readers hooked on this bold and exciting fantasy series.
 

About Chris Evans

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Chris Evans was born in Canada and now lives in New York City. As a military historian he has conducted battlefield tours of Europe, and was the historical consultant on a television documentary on the First World War. He's earned degrees in English, Political Science, and a Masters in History.
 
Published July 15, 2009 by Pocket Books. 388 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics. Fiction

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Private Alwyn Renwar of the Iron Elves is having constant, debilitating nightmares of the evil Shadow Monarch-and it's nearly killing him.

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This time around though, I was really surprised by Alwyn Renwar — one of my least favorite characters from A Darkness Forged in Fire — who undergoes some major changes and really emerges as the main protagonist in the book, even overshadowing Konowa Swift Dragon.

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Grasping For The Wind

But the Iron Elves, led by its only true elf, Konowa Swift Dragon, has left for other shores, stopping first at the Wikumma Islands to rid them of the insidious trees of the Shadow Queen, and moving onward to the Hasshugeb Expanse to collect the original Iron Elves.

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