Morgan Llywelyn, internationally acclaimed author of such historical masterpieces as Lion of Ireland and the Irish Century series, is also a brilliant author of fantasy. In The Elementals she crafts a unique environmental fantasy from the legends of our ancestors and the fears of our children. The tale sweeps from the dawn of history to our own near future.
Remnants of humanity escape the great flood and make their way to safety in prehistoric Ireland. A singer and his companions survive the volcanic eruption that destroys the palace of Minos in Crete. A farmer's wife in 19th-century New Hampshire discovers the secrets of a sacred stone, and in the 21st century, George Burning Feather seeks the wisdom of the past to combat the ultimate natural disaster--the death of the air.
It is the story of Earth and her elements, and of the men and women whose fate lies in her hands, from lost Atlantis and ancient Crete to 19th century New England and the day just after tomorrow.
The best-selling author turns her storytelling gift to a New Age eco-fantasy that reflects the need for reconciliation with the forces of nature. Though the connections among the four stories comprising this volume emerge only in the final story, each tale bears its own compelling message.
The Elementals is the epic, ongoing tale of humanity's turbulent relationship with the Earth-as only Morgan Llywelyn could tell it.
New York-born author Morgan Llywelyn is one of the world's leading popular chroniclers of Celtic culture and history. A prolific storyteller, she has written more than twenty books over the past two decades. Her fiction has received several awards and has sold more than 40 million copies, and she herself is recipient of the 1999 Exceptional Celtic Woman of the Year Award from Celtic Women International.
In the words of Judith A. Gifford of the reference publication Twentieth-Century Romance and Historical Writers, "Drawing on the history and lore that are part of her own heritage, the works of Morgan Llywelyn concern themselves with Celtic heroes and heroines, both real and mythical, bringing them and the times they inhabited to life with stunning clarity." Pauline Morgan, writing in the St. James Guide to Fantasy Writers, has explained, "[t]he majority of Morgan Llywelyn's books may be regarded as fictional biographies. Each book takes a person, often historical or legendary, and relates the story of their life. Most of the novels with a fantasy connection rely heavily on Celtic mythology, particularly that of the Irish.
Morgan Llywelyn now lives outside of Dublin, Ireland, and has become an Irish citizen.