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IMMORTALS is a short preview from the full version of TRUSTING DARKNESS, an imaginative story that takes place in a futuristic world, a world inhabited by dark elves or "reborns" - elves living as human, and beautiful faes with magical apple orchards that provide life eternal. Naturally, all involved seek eternal life and the power to control all realms of the universe. The first chapter of TRUSTING DARKNESS is included. Here, the reader is introduced to Captain Ella Dorsch, a self-proclaimed badass elf who was raised with a human family after found wandering the snowy streets. Ella has no recollection of her elfen life. "Reborn", her loyalties now lie with the human population. Ella's mission is to save mankind from destruction. Again, think Bilbo Baggins vs the creepy goblin Orcs.
While I love the fantasy world of elves and fairies, I think this tale is asking me to believe more than my adult brain can fathom. A major fan of J.R.R Tolkien's THE HOBBIT, a book I loved and devoured in high school, I think it's best I leave mythical creatures in the past. After watching the LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy, I believe I've gotten an elven fix to last a lifetime. Perhaps this title is geared towards a younger audience. Before reading the IMMORTALS I mistakenly thought it would be centered around Greek mythology. Not so much. But, not all is lost. This short title has been on my Kindle for too long. I feel good about getting a few titles completed, even if said titles are not my kind of thing.
Note: I enjoy having a wide collection of short stories on my Kindle. I normally select these when waiting in doctor's/dentist office or wherever patience is required. I usually download short reading material that sticks to my general interest. I don't think it's fair to judge a book when it's not my thing. For example, I hate politics. Would it be fair if I reviewed a book written by a political strategist? Of course not. While I may give this book a middling review, others may unequivocally disagree. My opinion is: some books are better left to the imagination of a younger generation.
A tale of passion and drama that conveys much more than the page count would have you believe. Imagine a magical realm of elves, lush settings and the promise of immortality. Idunn is an unforgettable character. “Immortals: a "Trusting Darkness" short story by Eva Fairwald” is an impressive work that left me wanting to read more form this author. Recommended. Five stars.