As the climax to book three, Sins of the Father builds, I am reminded of how central to the plot are the relationships between fathers and sons. Kirik will find his faith in his father tested to the limit; Prince Nemar and Prince Warseratt are so divided in their view of their father’s style of kingship that civil war beckons for the Summerlands.
Above all, Book Three of Song of the Elves deals with the long shadow cast on the kingdom of the elves by an earlier generation. Some amongst the forefathers of the Summerlands are guilty of transgressions fuelled by greed and a desire for power. The future of the Summerlands will be fractured by the reality forced upon the current generation as the plot unfolds in this third tense instalment.
Until next time, up the elves