The wonderful people over at Tor books were awesome enough to send me this finished/review copy this week! I have heard nothing but great things about this book. Been wanting to read this one for a while now. Thanks Tor! I can’t wait to read and review!

An Apprentice to Elves by Elizabeth BearSarah Monette is out TODAY! (October 13, 2015!)

So go get a copy!

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About the book:

An Apprentice to Elves

An Apprentice to Elves by Elizabeth BearSarah Monette

  • Series: Iskryne (Book 3)
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books; First Edition edition (October 13, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765324717
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765324719

Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear return with the third book in their Iskryne trilogy, AN APPRENTICE TO ELVES (A Tor Hardcover, $26.99, On-Sale: October 13, 2015). The third collaboration between renowned fantasy writers Bear and Monette, the trilogy began with A Companion to Wolves, and continued in The Tempering of Men. Separately, Bear and Monette have been nominated for and won the Nebula, Hugo, World Fantasy, and Locus awards – among others. Together, they have created the world of the Iskryne, a warrior culture with telephathic wolf companions.
AN APPRENTICE TO ELVES picks up the story of Alfgyfa, a young woman who has been raised in the Wolfhall by her father, Isolfr. The warrior culture of Iskryne forbids many things to women-and most especially it forbids them bonding to one of the giant telepathic trellwolves. But as her father was no ordinary boy, Alfgyfa is no ordinary girl. Her father has long planned to send his daughter to Tin, a matriarch among the elves who live nearby, to be both apprentice and ambassador, and now she is of age to go.
Publishers Weekly declares that Bear and Monette “have boldly created a fascinating world that begs further exploration” and RT Book Reviews points out that “Monette and Bear each excel at creating unique worlds… It’s no surprise that this joint effort combines their strengths into something extraordinary.” The third book from this stellar team is the perfect place to dive into their fascinating world.

“[Bear and Monette] have boldly created a
fascinating world that begs further exploration.”
—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review, on A Companion to Wolves

“The meticulously crafted setting and
powerful, often moving rendition of
characters and relationships-human and nonhuman alike-result in a brutal and
beautiful novel about the meaning of honor.”
—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review, on A Companion to Wolves

“Every bit as absorbing as the first volume,
The Tempering of Men is compelling and
intensely readable…. Monette and Bear each
excel at creating unique worlds… It’s no
surprise that this joint effort combines their strengths into something extraordinary.”
—RT Book Reviews, Top Pick

“But even with magic, the problems are real. War, gender,
relationships, social status, all are issues that are struggled with
by these characters. While it is a story of the fantastic, it is
the people in it that makes Apprenticed To Elves work.”
—San Francisco Book Review

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About the authors:

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ELIZABETH BEAR was the recipient of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. She has won two Hugo Awards for her short fiction, a Sturgeon Award, and the Locus Award for Best First Novel. You can visit her online at http://www.elizabethbear.com/.

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SARAH MONETTE is the acclaimed author of Mélusine and The Virtue as well as award-nominated short fiction. Her most recent fantasy novel – written under the pseudonym Katherine Addison – The Goblin Emperor, won the Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel and was nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards. You can visit her online at http://www.sarahmonette.com/.

Together, they are the authors of A Companion to Wolves, The Tempering of Men, and An Apprentice to Elves.

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