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Elon of Aerilann, Elven advisor to the High King of Men, helped negotiate the treaty between Elves, Dwarves and men. He suddenly finds that fragile truce threatened from without by an unknown enemy and from within by old hatreds and prejudice. With the aid of his true-friend Colath, the wizard Jareth and the elven archer Jalila, he goes in search of the source of the threa...more
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Published April 13th 2011 (first published March 5th 2011)
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Wendell Adams
The Coming Storm!

Several hundred years ago, the Wizard War tore apart the world of men, elves, and dwarves as mad sorcerers tortured innumerable captives to gain blood magic by which they augmented their powers to godlike levels. To defend themselves, a grand alliance sprang into existence whereby the evil wizards were destroyed - except for a handful who escaped into the dark lands and out of the knowledge of the free peoples of the world. And so, peace returned to the realms; a near universal...more
Sheila
I loved this book. Ailith is a great heroine...strong of character, brave, and unshakable in her sense of right and wrong. I love that she is human in this book, meaning she is not an impossible beauty who never makes mistakes. She is fallible and quick to admit it. I easily found myself in her world, and was caught up in both her fate and the fates of her companions. If you are a fan of fantasy, I recommend you try this book.
Kim
A Tolkien like fantasy that had me enthralled so much I gave myself a headache as I could not put the book down. The three plot built whilst unfolding the five main characters stories. Only issue I had was that it should of been proof read better, there were some grammar errors. Must get the follow on book.
Julie Ramsey
The Coming Storm (The Coming Storm #1) by Valerie Douglas


Elon is an Elf and Adviser to the High King. He helped Men and Dwarves to work together even on the now shaky ground, as things are happening that are very dark. He has a small close group of friends made up of Colath an Elf, Jalila also an Elf, and Jareth a Wizard. Each of them has an important part to play in helping Elon find what this dark is. Animals that are not supposed to be in the lands are coming in and some are even working toge...more
Donna K Fitch
The Coming Storm is the most compelling book I've read in a long time. I realize that's a gushy way to start a review, but as a long-time reader of fantasy novels, I'm comparing it to the often cliched books of the same type.

Regardless of genre, Valerie Douglas has created a realistic and internally consistent world of compelling characters. I like strong female characters, and Ailith is certainly that. She's heroic without being annoying. She doesn't succeed at everything she does, and is well...more
Rebecca
Although it could use some more polish and at least one transition left me in total confusion, I really enjoyed this fantasy. But it isn't a light and happy one, so don't read it if that's what you want. It is a powerful tear jerker instead.
Karen Aminadra
Jun 19, 2012 Karen Aminadra marked it as to-read
I'm starting to get into this now. It was slow to begin with and I wasn't sure who was Elf or Human, but I'm getting there and now my interest is piqued I shall keep going.
I'm interested to find out what this 'nothing' is exactly.
Louise
ENJOYED IMMENSLY
Staci AKA Patches


Elon is an Elf and Adviser to the High King. He helped Men and Dwarves to work together even on the now shaky ground, as things are happening that are very dark. He has a small close group of friends made up of Colath an Elf, Jalila also an Elf, and Jareth a Wizard. Each of them has an important part to play in helping Elon find what this dark is. Animals that are not supposed to be in the lands are coming in and some are even working together. This is the first that will alert many that Darknes...more
Robert Parker
Besides the oft-mentioned lack of proof-reading, about the only thing that could improve this book (unless I missed it) is a map :)
Paul Kater
The Coming Storm is one of those books that suck you into a different world, one you hate to leave whenever you have to put the book down. Even worse than that: after finishing it, I had to run over and get the last book in the trilogy because I have to know how the whole story ends! Valerie Douglas wrote a masterpiece, taking the reader to a fantastic world with Elves, Dwarves and Men, where battles of the mind and the heart are fought next to a war against an uncanny enemy.

If you’re a fan of e...more
Kyla
Loved, loved, loved! Immediately bought the sequel...couldn't put it down!
Marya
A great story, but the writing is extremely repetitive, and the book was poorly edited.
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Valerie Douglas is a prolific writer and a genre-crosser, much to the delight of her fans. A fan of authors from almost every genre from Isaac Asimov to Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, she writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and as V.J. Devereaux, erotic romance. Who knows what will pop up down the road!

Happily married, she's companion to two dogs, four cats and an African clawed frog named Hopper wh...more
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