Taking Vengeance (A Tale of the Far Isles Half-Elven)

ABOUT M. K. Theodoratus

M. K. Theodoratus
Got involved with fantasy when comics escorled my imagination. Then, the Oz series by L. Frank Baum, reinforced my retreat into imaginary worlds. While I sometimes read science fictions, I mostly gravitate to fantasy and the paranormal, especially if there's an intriguing mystery involved. More...


After withdrawing from the politics of the Marches, Mariah is pulled back in when sea raiders attack her daughter’s family; but while she seeks only vengeance, she discovers a strange, new magic that threatens all she holds dear.

One day while recovering from surgery [aka napping], I saw a picture of this despairing woman standing on a sea cliff, long reddish hair streaming behind her. I just had to explore her story and discovered she was a hero of the Far Isles Half-Elven Rebellion who gave up politics ... only to be drawn back into it.

Review by: H.G. Estok on Nov. 17, 2013 : starstarstarstar
The power of a mother's love (be she human or half-elven) comes through loud and clear in this novella. I enjoyed the fantasy aspects -- mindspeak, in particular, as well as the transferring/teleporting -- and the humor throughout was just great. The ending definitely leaves more of the story to be told, and as this novella takes place in a much larger world with its own history, that makes sense. I'm sure there will be many more half-elven tales published in the near future!


4.0 out of 5 stars More please. April 17, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Taking Vengeance by M K Theodoratus is the story of the remnants of the half-elven peoples and their bid to live at peace in the world that is left to them after the war.

Mariah is a leader amongst her people, a hero from the wars and now a healer. Her husband, now a spy and Linden, now the King, fought together during the wars and earned for themselves and their peoples a place of honor, and a treaty, so they could live in peace.

This peace is shattered when Mariah's daughter cries out to her in 'mindspeak' that she needs her now.

What follows is a short, but intense story about war coming, politicians pretending it is not happening, and a few patriots trying to keep their world safe.

My only complaint was in the length of the tale. It should have been much, much longer.