Elfquest: The Searcher and the Sword

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Shuna, the elf chief's adopted human daughter, struggles to unite both races despite their troubled history, while Treestump pursues his own quest to solve the mystery of swordmaking.

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The first new Elfquest story in years from the original creators returns readers to the ongoing saga of the Wolfriders, a tribe of feral elves who must constantly fight to survive against a harsh environment and the ever-present threats posed by fearful primitive humans. The simultaneous quests undertaken by elven tribal elder Treestump and the tribe's adopted human daughter Shuna fuel the narrative; one's striving for the much-needed secret of ancient troll metallurgy, and the other's seeking to forge a bridge between her human relatives and her elven family. Their journeys are fraught with frustration, doubt, sacrifice and sheer peril, all leading to major turning points for the future of Shuna, Treestump and the Wolfriders as a whole. Bursting with the strong characterizations for which the Pinis are acclaimed, this volume showcases lush color art and immerses readers into the clash between the natural and magical worlds. While the story isn't without moments of conflict and action, the tone is one of quiet reflection, as the tale is recounted by the now aged Shuna. This is another solid addition to the Elfquest legacy.
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Gr. 9-12. In this new graphic novel by the creators of the Elfquest adventures of the 1980s, readers follow Shuna, a human girl adopted by a tribe of elves called Wolfriders, as she comes of age, dealing not only with grief resulting from the violent deaths of her parents but also the scars left by her father's abusive behavior. Shuna is happy in her new life, but her personal fears and insecurities are magnified by the beauty and character of the seemingly perfect elves who have taken her in. After meeting a human hunting party, Shuna embarks on a quest, hoping to bring humans and elves together in friendship, and, along the way, comes to terms with her own humanity. Because of its strong focus on story, this is a good bridge to and from fantasy novels and an especially good choice for teens just coming into comics. The character of Shuna, an independent idealist, is also a great lure for girl readers. Wendy Pini's style is still bold and fun, and her work remains some of the most recognizable art in the comics industry. Fans of the previous Elfquest adventures won't be disappointed. Tina Coleman
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