Mar 1, 2013

Elfhunter Blog Tour: Elfhunter by C.S. Marks

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C.S. Marks


November 24th 2012 by Parthian Press
(first published November 9th 2005)

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This is the tale of Gorgon Elfhunter, a monstrous, mysterious creature who has sworn to destroy all the Elves of Alterra-until none remain. It is the story of Wood-elven heroine Gaelen Taldin, who has sworn to rid her world of the Elfhunter even as she is hunted by him. The conflict between them creates a tangled web that blurs the line between Light and Darkness, love and obsession, free will and fate. Filled with moments both tender and terrifying, thrilling yet thought-provoking, it is a timeless epic fantasy suitable for readers of all ages. Join the Company of Elves, dwarves, mortal men, and delightfully intelligent horses. Come to Alterra-the "World that Is".

Newly remastered by Parthian Press, with illustrations by the incomparable Hope Hoover, this second edition will intrigue and delight fans of the series as well as those who have yet to discover it. 

"Best villain since Darth Vader!"

"Truly captivating! The eloquence with which C.S. Marks writes is extraordinary."

"Breathtaking. Brutal. Brillian."

My Review:

Elfhunter is the first book in the Tales of Alterra, World That Is trilogy. I love to read books in the fantasy genre when the book is well written.  Elfhunter did not disappoint me in this department.  I admit the story started a little slow for me but the pace quickly accelerated.  C.S. Marks descriptive writing brought the world Alterra to life.  The characters were well developed.  I felt emotionally connected to each of the characters.  I love this quality in books. The villain, Gorgon, is one of the best villainous character I've read in a long time.  

I must warn readers that Elfhunter is a lengthy book.  It is 536 pages - not a book easily read in one day.  I hope everyone picks up a copy of Elfhunter.  I think you will enjoy it. 

The author provided me with a copy of the book for an honest review.

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About the Author: 

C.S. Marks has often been described as a ‘Renaissance woman’. The child of an English professor, Chris has always loved classic literature as well as epic fantasy, and decided to try her hand at writing and illustrating an epic series. The result: The very successful Elfhunter trilogy, which has sold over 35,000 copies in print and e-book form. This epic trilogy has garnered awards (Reviewer’s Choice Best Fantasy, Best Series) and nearly 200 reviews. She is now hard at work on an exciting new Alterran series, the Undiscovered Realms. Learn more about C.S. Marks at Review & Interview Opportunities: If you are interested in reviewing Elfhunter or scheduling an interview or appearance


  1. Sounds pretty cool! The cover does really entice you to read the book!

    Thanks for sharing!

    See you around blog buddy ;)

    Florentine @ Readiculously Peachy