Forgotten Beasts Of Eld

An endearing modern classic that won the World Fantasy Award, The Forgotten Beasts of Eld is a powerful tale about a good young sorceress who is wronged because of man's greed and fear, embarks upon on righteous quest for revenge that proves to be just destructive.There is only one world that suffices when describing this novel: enchanting. And that is what it is. This is one of those novels that every fantasy fan should read  no matter your tastes, no matter your preferences. This is an important book that speaks and teaches just as much as it entertains. And it entertains plenty.It's the story of a sorcerers, magical beasts, and powerful magic but on a deeper level, on the level beneath the fairy tale there  is a deep story about right, about wrong, about making the wrong choices for the right reasons, and the brutal cost of doing so. The story explores what it really means to be human and that no matter how far you try and throw it away, we are and will always be human -- with all the foibles and follies and joys it brings.It's a seminal work in the fantasy genre and one of the best fairy tale fantasy stories I've had the pleasure of reading. Even after nearly 40 years it still stands the test of time. It's a tale that like good wine only improves with age.

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