White Leaves (E.L.F #1) by M.P. Ness
Book DescriptionPublication Date: June 19, 2013
Plunged into the a world teeming with magic she never really imagined to exist, Shannon discovers the terrible reality left to both Mankind and herself. The Elves have decreed – “Mankind stands upon its own terminus, heedless of ruin” – and its high time the real protectors of nature strike back.
The only person able to do anything to prevent a supernatural war mankind cannot hope to fight; Shannon must find a way to overcome her misanthropic ways, and prevent the Elves from making a mistake that threatens not only Mankind but all life on earth.
The contemporary fairy tale, “E.L.F.” is set in a dystopian vein, somewhat akin to the Harry Bates’ classic, “The Day the Earth Stood Still”, only fantasy, not Sci-fi, and with far more epic action.
M.P Ness starts off White Leaves with a BANG, literally! Our main character, Shannon Hunter, is a member of an eco-terrorist organization called E.L.F (Earth Liberation Front). While on a mission of protest she somehow inadvertently gets mixed up with Elves. There are explosions, people get shot and some even disappear!
White Leaves is set in a time like our full of technology but also filled with myth. The mythology is tied in from different cultures. From the Chinese philosophy Ying and Yang to the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic teachings of the Archangel Michael and the main myth this book is focused on is that of the Tree of Life. In the world of White Leaves nothing is at is seems.
The characters were well developed and not without flaws. They were believable. The dialog was also very good even if I did have to check the glossary in the back every so often. 😉 Ness’ descriptions of the settings and the battles were captivating and I had no trouble imagining any of it. I especially liked that is the midst of all the chaos the connection between Shannon and Deh gave me the reader hope. Hope that good would prevail in the end.
Overall, White Leave is truly a unique story; it is like no other Fae story I’ve read. I believe we will see many great things writings by Ness in the future.
If you enjoy fantasy and adventure this is a book for you!
About the Author
Born in the Midwest, I share my birthday with Leonardo Da Vinci, and seem to share a bit of that creative monster’s spirit.
I paint, draw, write, sculpt, and more.
I’m extremely prolific when I don’t have life and day-jobs tying me down.
I published my debut novel, E.L.F. vol. 1, White Leaves, July 1st, 2013, and hope to release the sequel, Blighted Leaves, sometime early/mid 2014. White Leaves is currently available at all major online retailers in both print-paperback and eBook forms.
I do my own cover-art, book-trailers, formatting, and marketing. It’s tough, but a thoroughly engaging ride.
I’ve also done logo, cover art, and animations for local Seattle area musicians, other musicians elsewhere, luthiers, videographers, authors, and retailers.
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