Jerlayne Author:Lynn Abbey Jerlayne's mother had warned her not to marry the handsome elf, but Jerlayne refused to listen. Now a century after the wedding, Jerlayne's marriage is in shambles and none of their children have matured into elves like their parents. Jerlayne wants answers--she wants to know why her mother was so opposed to her marriage, and in finding ... more »those answers, these two elven women will confront an issue that will rock both realms down to their very foundation.« less
A very absorbing book. It creates a complex, original, and at times surprisingly gritty world, with a wide array of interesting characters. I was never sure whether I actually liked the title character or not, and I still couldn't put it down.
Amazingly well written book where science fiction meets fantasy and old world tales meld into realistically into modern concepts in very unusual and unexpected twists. You are totally drawn into this book and the characters. I've read this book time and again and wholeheartedly wish it had been the start of a series. You cry along with Jerlayne when she feels she's loosing her daughter and smile with her happiness with the birth of her son. You cringe at the gritty look of modern inner city life and find yourself sighing in relief (and happiness for several of the characters) when things start to click into place. Anyone who is a sci-fi or fantasy (and especially both) reader will love this book.