I have come across a book that has become a quick favorite in our house. My son and I sit and read. He reads one page and I’ll read the other. We were sent The Sylvan Horn, by Robert Redinger. The Sylvan Horn is also a 2010 Award Winner of the Readers Favorite.
Robert Redinger studied theater and film at Hunter College where he received the Bill Sherwood Award for Most Promising Filmaker. His is a student of mythology, and his facination with trees and the creatures of the wood have lead to The Sylvan Horn.
The first thing that caught my son’s attention was the cover. Designed by Carol Phillips who specializes in Fantasy Fine Art, Portraiture & Illustration. This book is a great fantasy read. He and I both are enjoying the book and it’s nice to find a book that’s a good read for us both.
Before the days of men, there were elves. In a time they were great and powerful, the first dwellers, the brightest ray of dawn upon the earth. They brought light and music to the world and every breeze that stirs and wave that crashes still echoes with the wonder of the fair folk. But a foulness is brewing in the east, where men deal in sorcery. They summon dire forces, unleashing a terrible power into the world. And the elves, once immortal, now fade from the earth. But knowing that all sorcery comes from Runes that were carved ages ago, Efkin, a young elf lord, races to find and destroy the hidden Runes before all is lost. He sets out to recover the horn of his ancestors that long ago summoned the forces that shaped the world. Only the horn has the power to break the Runes. He journeys into the east, but comes too close to the heart of sorcery and does not dare blow the horn. If he is tainted by the poison of the Runes the horn will sound a ruinous note that could spell the end of the earth.
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