After surviving an unforgiving winter in the northern city of Além, Derek Strongarm and Felix Lightfoot are eager to lead their friends back to Ambride to enjoy some well-deserved rest and relaxation.
That idea goes right out the window when the companions hear of a major gathering of the four elven clans in City Lyth — Winifred Graceword’s homeland. Ancient tradition demands that Winifred heed the sacred call of her people, and who is she to reject ancient tradition?
Winifred immediate regrets her decision upon returning to City Lyth and reuniting with her estranged parents, who’ve yet to forgive their black sheep daughter for rejecting her birthright to follow her own path.
Derek and Felix thought Além was cold and unforgiving, but that place has nothing on Winifred’s mother, General Rhian Godswrath.
The mother – daughter reunion proves uncomfortable for all involved, but Winifred’s plan to keep her visit short and sweet falls apart when she learns why the long-separated elven clans have reunited: they intend to launch an expedition to the long-lost city of Wihend, in which no elf has set foot for centuries.
Except for Winifred, that is.
This news is not well-received, to say the least, but the elven coalition recognizes a valuable asset when they see one, and Winifred and her friends are pressed into service as guides for the expedition. They know the city, they know the dangers lurking within, and they know how to handle themselves in a fight. What could go wrong?
Everything. Everything could go wrong.
The Adventures of Strongarm & Lightfoot – Elfish Motives is the fifth book in the irreverent, award-winning* fantasy series by Michael C. Bailey (Action Figures, Well-Behaved Women). Brace yourself for an epic tale of secret cities, malevolent monsters, arcane artifacts, bloody battles, feuding families, and more mother issues than any elf has a right to.
(* = The 2016 Bella Online Ebook Awards, gold medal in fantasy fiction)