This is a fast paced and relentless action novel. Some interesting concepts a warrior cast elven race called the TaiGethen against the human mages and swordsmen. A past hero returning to aid in the battle and the turncoat elves who assist the humans until they find out man wants to rule and destroy some of the elven clans.
My only small critisism would be the lack of feeling created for the characters, theres no exploration of the characters and you dont really care who lives or dies.
That aside the battles and description of the action are incredibly well done and I have purchased the second novel as soon as the first was finished