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Elven Winter

Narrated by: Michael Page
Series: Saga of the Elven, Book 2
Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
4 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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Summary

An ancient war reignites as the international bestselling fantasy saga continues...

At the height of its power, the elven court of Queen Emerelle relishes in the joyful, wintry Festival of Light. Yet, as tribes gather to reaffirm their loyalty to the queen, treachery festers within the nobility. An assassination attempt leaves Emerelle severely injured and plunges the realm back into the throes of an ancient war.

While an army of trolls ravages the kingdom, the elves seek aid from Alfadas, the human hero who was raised among them. Back in the land of men, Alfadas has settled into a quiet life as his village's protector. But when his former mentor appears asking for his help, Alfadas is quick to oblige.

Alfadas sets out to defeat the elves' foes. However, marching to war means abandoning his village - and his wife. And Albenmark isn't the only world facing monstrous threats...

©2014 Bernard Hennen; Translation © 2018 by Edwin Miles (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Amazing Writing, Awful Editing & Absolutely Disappointing

If you’re thinking of buying this: Don’t waste your money until they re-release a finished version.

This book was a HUGE let down due to one single thing: It felt like reading half a book...

...Because that’s exactly what you get.

German Original: 928 Pages
English Translation: 320 Pages

German Audiobook: 28hrs 14mins
English Audiobook: 12hrs 32mins

This is clearly an incomplete translation (or so heavily abridged that it may as well be incomplete). OVER HALF of the content is missing, it has been stripped from this edition leaving it feeling disjointed and unfinished.

I have no idea why anyone would release the book in such a state because it does not do justice to Bernhard Hennan’s fantastic writing or to Edwin Miles masterful translation. It’s actually disgusting! ☹️

What’s worse is there’s no mention of this on the sales page. It’s being passed off as if it were the full book and sold to unwitting readers who have been duped into paying full price as if it were the complete story found in the original German novel. There is no mention anywhere of it being an abridged translation, but one look at the reviews will show you many frustrated readers as the ending is not even included in this copy! The book just ends mid plot - So infuriating!

I genuinely feel like I’ve been scammed.

Which is unfortunate because I absolutely LOVE the series. The quality of the writing and Bernhard Hennen’s world building are spectacular. This is easily in my Top 10 already and I WANT to buy the rest of them, but not if they are going to be chopped & torn to pieces like this edition.

The only reason I have not refunded is because I want to support the author & the publisher in the hopes they translate the rest of the series. (And do it properly)

As a final note to the editor or whoever made the awful decision to cut so much content from this book: Nobody wants an abridged copy! NOBODY!

Abridged copies are always garbage. Give us a complete translation with all the juicy world building and fantastic details Bernhard Hennen has created or don’t bother.

The first book was translated properly in full and was an absolute joy to read. Do this series the justice it deserves and finish the rest with equal effort. And please, re-release this with the rest of the missing content.

Sincerely, a very unhappy customer.

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Wow how disappointing...

This is not a complete book, it's very piece meal throughout and just randomly ends like it's half way through. So disappointed, I loved the first book. Wouldn't recommend.

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Disappointed

I will be waiting for a full translation, this was horrendous and I was so looking to it.
Very disappointing

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  • SteveyMac
  • Secret Harbour, Western Australia
  • 16-02-19

Don’t buy it! Half of the book is missing

Just like the first book, Elven winter is fairly disjointed and jumps about a lot, but worst of for this audible version over half of the novel is missing! If only I had read the reviews before I started listening to the book. The story just ends right in the middle and you are just left hanging. Do not start this book unless there is a complete version released or you will be left disappointed l.

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Not a good sequel

This is well read, but it feels as though it has been edited to remove gaps between sentences. It's as though the book is read in one breath.
I wasn't pulled in to this book, the story feels pointless, there are a load of weak scenes which don't convey a great deal.

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  • Emberlyn Clark
  • 13-12-18

Amazing! I loved it! Well written and narrated.

Amazing! I loved it! Well written and narrated. I read and listened to the first book in this series and was impressed so I decided to get this one also and I was not disappointed.

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  • brendan samples
  • 15-03-19

no ending, not part 2 of the Elven.

This is a disappointment. The first book was a full story. This one is half a story, only one subplot had an ending.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-05-18

very Disappointed with this book.

Horrible the way this book drops off and ends abruptly. Doesn't complete and leaves you hanging.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 19-04-18

Pumpkin

Very wordy. Long winded. I almost have up on this book. You had to really pay attention. You go fr

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-05-19

what the heck!

there is no ending . Not even a cliff hanger. just ended in the middle of the stories.

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  • Cole Drewes
  • 13-04-19

Awesome

loved it!! looking forward to the 3rd one coming out soon. rewlly love this series.

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  • Jferris
  • 13-03-19

Ending

Much like the first book, it was a slow start however it gets going and you get pulled into the story but unlike the first book the ending of this one was abrupt . Left me very unsatisfied and irrated. I do look forward to the next book in this series and hope it much more exciting like the middle of the first book.

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  • Jaime Hunter
  • 11-11-18

Great

I enjoyed both The Elven and this book. I just wish I looked into this further. I didn't realize the next book has not been translated yet.

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  • William Herndon
  • 03-11-18

Amazing book!

Loved the book. the performances were amazing!! only down side is that book is way to short and now I have to wait forever to read the others!

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  • Dalton Davis
  • 02-11-18

Eleven Winter

This is one of the best books I have read. I have read both Elven books and they are great.