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Elizabeth Haydon

Elizabeth Haydon fantasy author(1965- )
Elizabeth Haydon plays harp and is a madrigal singer.

The Symphony of Ages

The Symphony of Ages — (2000-2016) This series contains The Rhapsody Trilogy (Rhapsody, Prophecy, Destiny), The Middle Books (Requiem for the Sun, Elegy for a Lost Star), and The War of the Known World Trilogy.  Publisher: The brilliant new saga is born… Rhapsody is a woman, a Singer of some talent, who is swept up into events of world-shattering import. On the run from an old romantic interest who won’t take no for an answer, Rhapsody literally bumps into a couple of shady characters: half-breeds who come to her rescue in the nick of time. Only the rescue turns into an abduction, and Rhapsody soon finds herself dragged along on an epic voyage, one that spans centuries and ranges across a wonder-filled fantasy world — a world so real you can hear the sweet music of Rhapsody’s aubade and smell the smoldering forges deep within the Cauldron.

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Prophecy: It’s turned into a romance novel

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Prophecy by Elizabeth Haydon

I enjoyed the first book, Rhapsody, and looked forward to this one, but I barely got through it.
Maybe its because I'm a guy, but when whole chapters are spent on romantic interludes, or the heroine having a good cry, I'm sorry but I just can't hang in there.

This book started out as promising as Rhapsody, then it turned into a therapy session/romance novel. By the time I finished this book I had the same nauseous feeling I get when my wife's got the TV remote and she's watching the Lifetime network. I don't mean to sound like a male chauvinist, but I'm sure many women feel the same way about a football game. Read More

The Merchant Emperor: Revisiting a series I fell in love with long ago

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The Merchant Emperor by Elizabeth Haydon

The Merchant Emperor is the seventh book in the SYMPHONY OF AGES series by Elizabeth Haydon. This series happens to be one of the first epic fantasy series I ever read, but that was years ago. I was excited about this book, but also reluctant. It’s been a long time since I’ve visited this world, and my memory isn’t what it used to be due to numerous cancer treatments.

According to the publisher, The Merchant Emperor is a good entry point to the series for new readers. Knowing how fantastic my memory was, I decided to give The Merchant Emperor a shot without revisiting the previous books to refresh my memory first.

The good thing is that Haydon really infuses this book with plenty of backstory and character building.... Read More

More books by Elizabeth Haydon

The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme — (2006-2014) Young adult. Publisher: Long ago, in the Second Age of history, a young Nain explorer by the name of Ven Polypheme traveled much of the known and unknown world, recording his adventures. Recently discovered by archaeologists, a few fragments of his original journals are reproduced in this book. Great care has been taken to reconstruct the parts of the journal that did not survive, so that a whole story can be told… Charles Magnus Ven Polypheme — known as Ven — is the youngest son of a long line of famous shipwrights. He dreams not of building ships, but of sailing them to far-off lands where magic thrives. Ven gets his chance when he is chosen to direct the Inspection of his family’s latest ship — and sets sail on the journey of a lifetime. Attacked by fire pirates, lost at sea and near death, Ven is rescued by a passing ship on its way to the Island of Serendair. Thankful to be alive, little does Ven know that the pirate attack — and his subsequent rescue — may not have been an accident. Shadowy figures are hunting for the famed Floating Island, the only source of the mystical Water of Life. They think Ven can lead them to this treasure, and will stop at nothing to get it — even murder. In a narrative that alternates entries from his journals and drawings from his sketchbooks, Ven begins the famous chronicles of his exciting and exotic adventures — adventures that would later earn him renown as the author of The Book of All Human Knowledge and All the World’s Magic.

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