posted on Sep, 20 2018 @ 02:32 PM
Hi all ! I was hoping someone might be able to help me out. I'm looking for the name of a book I once read as a teenager, and just to make it more
complicated I do not remember the Author either... Great I know.. I believe there was more than one book, but I may be misremembering and it was just
one long novel.. Again less than useful I know.
But I do remember what it was about, and where it took place.
The story is about a teenager, who lives in the smoky mountains area of Georgia. Somehow he becomes able to see people and creatures of folk-lore,
that others can't or just don't. What made this so unique was that the novel portrayed only the really old and esoteric aspect of folk-myth, for
example Fearies , Brownies and Sprites were not friendly helpful beautiful little people ; They were petty, spiteful and really disliked mankind. The
story focused on this boy and his interactions with the elves. Again these were not the tall beautiful elegant elves of modern movie mythology, they
were dark and angry. The elves of old legend, who stole children and left changlings. Who set traps, and left things to hurt unsuspecting people. The
novel even uses the old names for where the elves came from, Tair-na-nog (SP?). If I remember correctly (and I probably don't) the teenager has some
kind latent magical ability, and this is what causes him to see the elves. Again if I remember correctly, he gets involved with them because he
catches an elf leaving a changling for his newborn brother and thus starts the adventure.
I really hope someone who also once read this, finds this message and can help me out. It was a really good read, and I remember this as being one of
my early introductions to the old dark legends of elves (what they don't run around with bows killing orcs ?) and wish to share it with one of my
Daughters who is starting to become interested in fantasy fiction, and fantasy games etc.
Thanks in advance, and yes I don't have a lot to start a hunt on... My Google attempts continuously take me to pictures of Georgia, heh.