Synopsis for the verse-novel, Enchantments:
ENCHANTMENTS is an allegorical
tale based on Arthurian myth, told in prose and verse.
Though born and raised in the
Elven land of E’alowen, E’lienna, daughter of Lady Claire, a
human, and Gle'anden, prince of elves, longs to better
understand her human lineage. She sets out from E’alowen and
into human lands. There, she visits the wizened Mage of Dur,
a long-time friend to her parents and all Elvenkind. She
discovers that the wizard is secretly working to help bring
about a new age throughout the land of humankind. For he
reveals to her that a babe, born of a king, has been
secretly hidden away until such time when he is grown so
that he may fulfill a prophesy made long ago of a king of
men who will grow to rule the land with justice and mercy.
Through her quest to find out
more about her mother’s mysterious past and about this
righteous king of men, E’lienna uncovers the mystery behind
a tragedy that befell her family years ago and, in the
process, discovers that the worlds of men and elves are much
more deeply entwined than either believed.
My name is
E’lienna. I am daughter to a human woman and an Elven
prince. Both bloods flow within my veins, the human and the
Elvish. It is this very thing that brings up longing deep
within me, a longing in my heart and mind to find my own
place in both worlds.
Born into a
time of change for elf and humankind alike, I have always
sought out answers far beyond my Elven kin’s embrace. Many
stories tell of how the worlds of men and elves are weaving.
This is my own story. So listen, if you’ve mind to hear, and
I’ll recount my tale to you in that fashion keeping with the
long-held elf tradition: poetry and prose entwining.