A nice book with an interesting storyline A little inconsitant though.
The first book I read by Elizabeth Boyer I couldn t put down The one wasn t quite as good The characters weren t quite as believable as far as fantasy characters go And I had a harder time getting into it, once the main character crossed over into the other realm.
Had Been Sold To The Witch Birna But Now Birna Was Dead, Slain By The Evil Sorcerer Lorimer Ivarr Was Stranded In The Land Of The Elves His Only Chance To Return To His Own Realm Was To Become A Hero For Group Of Outcast, Incompetent Elves And A Wizard Of Doubtful Qualifications As He Discovered, Being A Hero Was A Little Difficult First He Had To Seek Out A Magic Sword Concealed Somewhere In The Land Of The Fire Giants Þ read ↠´ The Elves and the Otterskin by Elizabeth Boyer Ö Then, To Seize A Horde Of Gold, He Must Somehow Find And Destroy A Terrible Dragon And, Finally, He Would Have To Overcome The Power Of Lorimer And An Army Of Dark Elves Ivarr Knew Nothing About Being A Hero, And The He Heard, The Less He Liked The Idea But A Hero He D Be Or Else This is possibly my favorite story of all time, next to Star Wars I enjoy Elizabeth Boyer s style of story telling The sword and sorcery elements are dramatic and engaging But the best part is the character development of the seemingly useless elves that really caught my interest most profoundly I recommend this book very highly.
Ö The Elves and the Otterskin Ö This is an old fantasy book that belonged to my dad Ivarr is tired of being stuck at home, so when he gets the chance to work for a witch, he takes it He finds that he really enjoys the work, until a powerful necromancer kills his teacher Ivarr is stuck in the Other World, but he s not leaving until he gets revenge Then he meets up with a group of elves who need his help It seems the same necromancer, named Lorimer, has gotten them into trouble too.
Wicked trolls, a disembodied head, an enchanted maze, and a fire breathing dragon this book has it all It was good fun I understand that she wrote , but they might be hard to find Recommended, and thanks to Dad 3.
5 stars An engrossing tale in the Norse tradition13 August 2014 There are only a few things that I remember about this book, the first being that it was about a group of inept elves who are given a quest to fill an otterskin full of gold The catch was that every time you put a gold piece onto the otterskin it would grow, meaning that it was impossible to ever complete the quest I believe they did manage to do it because, from what I can remember, the book did have a happy ending but I cannot remember how and if I did I would probably have to enclose it in spoilers otherwise I am likely to get into trouble The other thing that I remember about this book is that I really enjoyed it Okay, there are probably a number of other books back then that I also really enjoyed but when I look back upon them I ask the quest This was much better than The Wizard and the Warlord, which is a bit of a relief My teenage self, who bought these books, was not in fact totally without good taste in books There are fools and incompetents in this story, but they re the mangy group of spies our hero finds himself roped into helping, not the hero himself This is much fun The story draws heavily on classic Norse mythology, which is particularly fun if you re the kind of person with an excessive knowledge of such things If not, it s all internally logical, so you re still good.
read this whole series as a teenager and loved it I ve been trying to think of the author s name for at least a month and it finally came to me yesterday Medieval fantasy with a Scandinavian setting.
Another interesting but flawed book from Boyer that is strong on mythic Nordic influences, but lacking in character development This is not a sequel, except in spirit with completely different characters and taking place in a different land, but with enough references to the Sword and the Satchel that it s clearly in the same world, with the same rules in place.
A fun and quirky lighthearted read.
An amusing take on the traditional swords and sorcery of high fantasy This novel had all the elements of a traditional fantasy novel elves, dwarves, wizards, dragons and a seemingly impossible quest thrown in for good measure However it manages to turn it all into an entertaining and comical progression of events mainly through the help of several inept elves that I have not really seen in too many other novels in the genre Augmenting its uniqueness is the Norse themes and language used throughout I think this novel may have been written mainly for a YA audience and sometimes comes off a little too simplistic in a number of places but it was one I nevertheless enjoyed discovering having never encountered any of Elizabeth Boyer s works before and look forward to reading in the future.