5.0 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Lee Ashford for Readers' Favorite.com
Shahira and the Flying Elfs
Anna del C. Dye
"Shahira and the Flying Elfs" by Anna del C. Dye is one of several books written by this author on the topic of Elfs. Just reading how consistently and with such details she describes the Elfs, their strengths and weaknesses, their talents, their life style, and so on, one could almost believe she has actually spent time living with Elfs! This book is remarkably well written, and the story is an entertaining one. Shahira is an eaglet, one of the few remaining Old Ones, the Giant Eagles. She lives in the nest with her two parents and her younger brother. To Shahira's distress, her brother can fly just fine, but she is unable to do anything except fall, whenever she tries jumping from the nest. The other Old Ones wanted her father, Huntan, to kill her when she was young, because there was something "different" about her. But Huntan naturally refused, and so lost his position as head of the Eagle Council. Still, as she grew it became more and more apparent that she was different, and her younger brother, Younty, despised her for all the extra attention her father bestowed upon her.