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*Starred Review* The third book in Kennedy’s Elven Lords series is the story of Drystan Hawkes and Camille Ashton. Forced to give up his birthright when it looked like his magic was powerful enough to condemn him, he was raised outside Elf-ruled England. She is a slave with rainbow-colored elven eyes, but no magic, and is seemingly cursed. Drystan has always been an outcast, taking refuge in books because of convulsions and visions inflicted on him by the scepters stolen by the Rebellion. Finding a rainbow-eyed girl seen in his visions becomes his obsession. Just as his research opens up clues as to the identity of the girl, the Rebellion taps Drystan to go to the palace of Lord Roden, which is where Camille is enslaved. Kennedy’s world building, featuring an eighteenth-century England ruled by cruel elven lords facing a rising rebellion of their half-human offspring, is superb. The hero and heroine are also out of the ordinary, and while this novel remains true to romance-genre mores, Kennedy infuses it with unexpected plot twists that will keep fantasy readers enthralled, too. --Diana Tixier Herald

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"The romance is very sweet and moving... a wonderful historical fantasy series." - NetGalley Reader Review

"While this novel remains true to romance-genre mores, Kennedy infuses it with unexpected plot twists that will keep fantasy readers enthralled, too. Starred Review" - Booklist

"Superb writing and a fast-moving plot combined with magical passion make this a real page-turner! 4 1/2 Stars, Top Pick of the Month" - RT Book Reviews

"A wonderful historical fantasy series..." - NetGalley Reader Review

"Kennedy builds a world of fantastic creatures and amazing magical settings." - BookLoons.com

"Tender love, furious action and a life-and-death struggle bring Kathryne Kennedy's The Lord of Illusion, the final book in her Elven Lords trilogy, to a crashing finale." - Historical Hilarity

"Kathryne Kennedy has written another amazing book and this world continues to grow and become more creative..." - Booked Up

"A wonderful tale... love exponentially amplifies the skills of the lead couple." - Alternative Worlds

"An enchanting world with characters that live and breathe between the pages... The Lord of Illusion is sensory nirvana." - Long and Short Reviews

"Kennedy certainly has a knack for building romance, creating charming male leads and developing vividly-detailed magical settings." - Addicted to Heroines
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Product Details

  • Series: The Elven Lords (Book 3)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca; Original edition (February 7, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402236549
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402236549
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 4.2 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #993,535 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I'm a college grad and business owner, and have also published nearly a dozen short stories in the SFF/Romance genre, receiving Honorable Mention twice in the 'Writers of the Future' contest (read more on my website). Being an Air Force brat, I traveled a great deal, and over the years I've lived in Guam, Okinawa, and several states in the U.S. I currently live in Arizona with my husband, two sons, and the rest of my wonderful family.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By LAS Reviewer on February 8, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
How does one take a battered and abused woman and teach her to love? The answer is: very slowly and with as little magic as possible. Thing is, that's hard to do when she's stuck in a magical world as a slave and the master is a psychotic magic wielding elf with fits of paranoia. But Drystan wouldn't be the hero he is if he didn't try. And that is only one of the amazing journeys that a reader experiences on this final wild ride in a world where England is riddled with Fey power plays.

That's been the overall story arc throughout this amazing series by the talented Ms. Kennedy - to free England from the elves' maniacal rule. It's been a long struggle with many great warriors dying for the cause and this story is no different. There are some very unexpected fatalities that occur and although they weren't English, they were noble and honorable just the same - in their own way. But I get ahead of myself.

Even though there is a hero and heroine, Drystan Hawkes is the man who made the most impact on me. Whereas the heroine, Camille, has been in the magical part of England all her life, the hero has not. His experience is so unusual because he's magically affected, even so far away. There's a reason for that but I'm not saying how. Because of it and the fact that he's in the small non-magical part of England, he ended up being a victim of prejudice and fear. It's isolated him from society and he's practically lived his life vicariously through books. How then can a man of limited actual experience jump into the middle of an active rebellion and expect to defeat the demented elf, save the girl and free England? Sounds complicated and it is which is why I'm so impressed with Ms. Kennedy's writing. She kept a tight rein on all the plot threads while thoroughly entertaining me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Linda Banche on February 7, 2012
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Tender love, furious action and a life-and-death struggle bring Kathryne Kennedy's THE LORD OF ILLUSION, the final book in her Elven Lords trilogy, to a crashing finale.

All his life, Drystan has been an outcast because of his magical visions. These dreams have led him to a lonely and frustrating job as a researcher, where he sifts through long-unread records in search of the woman in his visions. That sad, beautiful lady may hold the key to defeating the Elven lords. Her sorrow also tears at his heart. Is she as lonely as he? He yearns to find her and wipe away her sadness. When his researches at last provide a clue about her, he masquerades as a nobleman and travels to the palace of the Elven lord of illusion to find the lady of his dreams.

The slave Camille has suffered abuse from men all her life. Suddenly, a handsome aristocrat arrives who protects her. He's a kind man and she had encountered too few. But she is wary. What does he really want?

THE LORD OF ILLUSION is a story of how people can change when circumstances require, but especially when love smooths the way. Both Drystan and Camille, shunned by their compatriots, tentatively search for happiness with each other. Drystan is magnificent as the strong yet gentle man who coaxes the terrified Camille to love him. Camille is heroic as she rises above her abusive situation to help in the humans' fight for freedom from the elven lords. The magical wonders along the way are exciting, well-thought out and lovely in their fierceness, but the real beauty in this novel is the growing love and trust between Drystan and Camille.

Ms. Kennedy also gives us tantalizing glimpses of other couples who have brought us to this ending. May she someday fill in the gaps.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jen Twimom on February 20, 2012
Format: Mass Market Paperback
My Rating: 3 Stars-Liked it, but I had some issues - recommend (B)

The Elven Lord series chronicles the events when seven powerful Elven Lords crossed over from their land, Elfhame, into Georgian England and divided the country into seven sovereign territories. The Elven Lords, each specializing in a different type of magic, ruled without compassion, mating with and enslaving humans.

The Lord of Illusion takes place roughly 30 years after the conclusion of The Lady of the Storm, with that story's heroes, Giles and Cecily Beaumont, still in Wales and caring for half-breeds hidden from the oppressive Elven Lords. Their foster son, Drystan Hawkes, has lived in Wales almost his entire life, afflicted by haunting visions and voices from the Elven Lords' magical scepters. Drystan seeks out the mysterious woman from his visions - one that supposedly holds the key to unlocking the gateway to Elfhame and sending the Elven Lords home.

The story started very strong. I was immediately drawn into Drystan's quest. I adored how much he loved Camille right from the start - he is a true gentleman with courage and desire. Although he needed Camille to help free England, his care for her wellbeing superseded his duties to his country. It was refreshing that they did not dwell on secrets, but rather embraced their love for one another.

I also enjoyed that Camille and Drystan were able to free themselves of the "evil Elven Lord" well before the end of the book - it wasn't the climax of the story - steering clear of a more predicable storyline. It allowed them to be together and gave the story and uplifting feeling.

My biggest issue with this book is that it jumps so far ahead (from the second book), and skipped several important steps in the freedom fight.
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