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Glendorfil

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Published: May 4, 2014
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Title: Glendorfil of Elvion
Medium: Watercolours

Note: One of the elven characters of "Elfenmagie" by Sabrina Qunaj, a young German writing fantasy author. I've been devouring her first book of the Elvion series. Unfortunately I couldn't find any English versions of her books, but you might look into the series if you understand German. The story is well written, with interesting characters and a lovely romance, or rather love triangle.
My favourite character was the wise warrior elf Glendorfil. He appears out of nowhere one day and overtakes the education of the 11yrs old smith's daughter. He not only trains her in martial arts and archery, but also tells her about Elven history without revealing her true origins to the girl. It finally turns out that her deceased mother had been an Elven queen who had fallen in love with a mortal.

Original version in German: www.amazon.de/Elfenmagie-Roman…

Other characters from "Elfenmagie"

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Nevliin of Valdoreen by Leochi

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MoonyMinaHobbyist General Artist
beautiful drawing and interesting choice of colors!!

I don't know this series, but I'll be on the lookout for it (hopefully in French or English)
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Thank you so much, again. :heart: 
I figured an elf would just disappear into the leafy background with his green clothes. *grins* 

Unfortunately there is no translation into other languages yet. :( (I've even contacted the writer to ask her about translations and she wrote back that it was extremely difficult to find English/American editors willing to take the risk of publishing non-English fantasy literature, unless one became really well-known.)
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Next time I go to Bern, I'll take time to look for it in a bookshop :)
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If you have a kindle you can purchase the book at a better price! :D www.amazon.de/Elfenmagie-Roman…

Do you speak German? I always figured you spoke English and probably (Swiss) French. :D
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It's a weird mix XD

I'm half-Swiss (French-speaking part) and half-Canadian (and this half is also 50% Canadian French and 50% Canadian English)... then I learned German at the Swiss school, like every kid... and went on with optional German back in Canada... then we came back to Switzerland and I graduated here with a paper and a speaking test in German for the exam...

and now, I use only German for holidays, one-day trips and sometimes at work... so it's not as good as it used to be, but not that bad either... I always make tons of mistakes with cases and verbs, but it's still understandable XD
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How very interesting and exciting! Yay for multi-language childhoods! :D Thank you for letting me know all this. :heart:

Myself, I grew up with German, French and English. German's my native language, French used to be my favourite language and English happens to be my most important language now, given that I have to use it all the time in my job. ;)

Yay for Schwyzerdütsch - I really love it and can speak it fairly well, given that I've been in 5year relationship with a guy from Luzern. Sadly he fell in love with another girl just after we had planned to marry. ;-; So I didn't end up living in Switzerland after all.

Btw. there's an audio version of Elfenmagie on audible, if you'd rather listen to the story. www.audible.de/search/ref=a_hp…
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also a very multi-language life, I see :) it's fun :)


my Schwyzerdütsch is really bad, I think too much Hochdeutsch at school has conditioned my brain too much XD I'm sorry about this break-up, though...

thanks for the link... I think I will buy it on Ebook :) I'm still wondering which of the Kindle of the Tolino will suit me most...
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Hehe, yes, it definitely is fun.

Aw, too bad, lol. I just LOVE Schwyzerdütsch, it's such a funny and expressive language. :D:D:D

I've got a Kindle and I'm really happy about it. You can convert any written file into "MOBI" with this little program calibre-ebook.com/download called Calibre. Before I bought my Kindle, I considered buying a Tolino, but it seemed difficult to read and was a bit smaller than the Kindle. (But I'm talking about the old models, so they might have improved in the meantime.)
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Sigh. Makes me want to read them. Unfortunately, mein deutsch ist nicht so gut. (Also, pretty such archery comes under martial arts, to be awkward)

On the art here...what can I say other than it's another great example of why I rank you so highly as an artist.
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Aw, I'm really sorry there's no translation yet. But maybe we can hope for the future. That series does seem very popular with the German fantasy community and has received lots of praise and excellent reviews, so it might become interesting for some bigger international publishing companies.
Er... I'm afrais I didn't get "Also, pretty such archery comes under martial arts, to be awkward"

*smiles* I wish I could depict the character in a better way. That's only an approximation to my "head canon" of Gendorfil.
Thank you for yet another lovely and encouraging message. :heart:
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Oops, typo. I meant to say that archery is a martial art.
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No worries! :D
Yes, archery is a martial art, indeed.
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