Elven Star

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Elven Star
Deathgate elvenstar cover.jpg
Authors Margaret Weis
Tracy Hickman
Country United States
Language English
Series The Death Gate Cycle
Genre Fantasy
Publisher Bantam Spectra
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardcover and Paperback)
Pages 388 (paperback)
ISBN 0-553-29098-3
OCLC 24242329
Preceded by Dragon Wing
Followed by Fire Sea

Elven Star is the second book in The Death Gate Cycle series written by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. It was released in 1990.
The book covers the reconnaissance of Pryan, by Haplo at the behest of the Lord of the Nexus. Pryan is one of the four elemental worlds in the universe of the series, created by the sundering of the Earth.


On steamy Pryan, Realm of Fire, never-ending sunlight and plentiful rain have created a jungle so vast that humans and elves dwell high in the trees and only dwarves live anywhere near the ground. From the treetops the aristocratic elves sell weapons to the other races, whose incessant warfare sends a steady stream of profits and essential resources skyward. Now, generations of dissent and race hatred will not heal-not even under threat of annihilation at the hands of the legendary tytans. Armed with little more than their wits and a prophecy, an elf, a human, and a dwarf must unite to try to save the world from destruction.

Criticism and praise[edit]

Elven Star was reviewed by Booklist, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and Voice of Youth Advocates.

The book hit the bestseller lists for Locus, Waldenbooks, and B. Dalton.[1]