Twelve Treasures 02 Cup Of Morning Shadow Mass Market Paperback – Dec 7 1995
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Top Customer Reviews
And that's what happens to Ruth, too, when she goes to answer an alarm on a holiday. She and her boss, Nicholas Brightlaw, end up being transported to Melior's realm, Chandrakar -- but Melior didn't call them, and he knows nothing about them being there. Which means both Ruth and Nic are in deadly peril from the start in a strange land; the only advantage they have is that, perhaps due to the translation, they understand and can speak the local language.
Ruth meets up with Fox, formerly known as Philip LeStrange -- he, too, had been transported unwittingly to Chandrakar a few years earlier than Ruth from the same library. Fox is embittered, as humans are treated lower than dirt by most.
Then, along the way, Ruth meets up with Jauressande, an Elf woman who's related to Melior. But Jauressande can barely stand the sight of Ruth (she views Ruth's love for Melior as an abomination) and absolutely hates Fox, as Fox has raised the humans in the countryside to rebel against their Elven overlords.
The Cup of Morning Shadows is the object Jauressande must have at the Elven conclave, but it's been stolen, and she's in trouble.Read more ›
This time the setting is in Melior's world, and we learn that all is not sweetness and light there. New characters are introduced and are better developed than those in the first book. Familiar characters from the first book are expanded. The whole setting seems to have been better thought out, or else I just found it more interesting than the rather claustrophobic Columbia University setting in the first book.
A warning though: if you buy this book, search out and buy the third in the series, "The Cloak of Night and Daggers", if you want to know what happens, because this book has a cliffhanger ending
I loaned this book to a friend, and she said she would like to tear a peice out of the Fox herself, but wouldn't we all?
Well written, engrossing, realistic, amusing, fantastic, and just plain a great read!
Warning- Have the next book close at hand as you finish this one!
Most recent customer reviews
I really, really loved this book. I've read the first and third books as well, and love how she really describes everything. Read morePublished on June 4 2001
I loved it. I agree that it definitely needs more books to "finish" all the stories that are told in it. Read morePublished on June 10 2000 by bookcentric