The Elves of Lyndarys is an often humorous novel about a young man’s struggle to mature and develop himself, his magic and his identity as he encounters and explores the modern pagan and otherkin communities and happens to encounter real elves, slowly coming to realize as he does so that he may not be a man at all but one of the elven. He is confronted through his journey not only by his own incredulity about his encounters and his inner conflict with what he has been taught to believe is reality and his actual experience but also by his personal prejudices and false assumptions. He comes to discover not only that the magic of Faerie is real but further that the Elven Way, as presented by his mentors, offers him a means of traveling the misty paths to magical and mystical enlightenment.
The Silver Elves are a family of elves who have since 1975 been living and sharing the Elven Way or Elven spiritual path. We are the authors of 60+ books on elven magic, elven lore and enchantment, and the Elven Way including: The Book of Elven Runes: A Passage Into Faerie; The Magical Elven Love Letters, vol. I, 2, & 3; An Elfin Book of Spirits: Evoking the Beneficent Powers of Faerie; Caressed by an Elfin Breeze: The Poems of Zardoa Silverstar; Eldafaryn: True Tales of Magic from the Lives of the Silver Elves; Arvyndase (Silverspeech): A Short Course in the Magical Language of the Silver Elves; The Elven Book of Dreams: A Magical Oracle of Faerie; The Book of Elven Magick: The Philosophy and Enchantments of the Seelie Elves, Vol. 1 & 2; What An Elf Would Do: A Magical Guide to the Manners and Etiquette of the Faerie Folk; The Elven Tree of Life Eternal: A Magical Quest for One’s True S’Elf; Magic Talks: On Being a Correspondence Between the Silver Elves and the Elf Queen’s Daughters — along with three other books in this series: Sorcerers’ Dialogues, Discourses on High Sorcery, and Ruminations on Necromancy; The Elven Way: The Magical Path of the Shining Ones; The Book of Elf Names: 5,600 Elven Names to Use for Magic, Game Playing, Inspiration, Naming One’s Self and One’s Child, and as Words in the Elven Language of the Silver Elves; Elven Silver: The Irreverent Faery Tales of Zardoa Silverstar; An Elven Book of Ryhmes: Book Two of the Magical Poems of Zardoa Silverstar; The Voice of Faerie: Making Any Tarot Deck Into an Elven Oracle; Liber Aelph: Words of Guidance from the Silver Elves to our Magical Children; The Shining Ones: The Elfin Spirits That Guide You According to Your Birth Date and the Evolutionary Lessons They Offer; Living the Personal Myth: Making the Magic of Faerie Real in One’s Own Personal Life; Elf Magic Mail, Book 1 & 2; The Elves of Lyndarys: A Magical Tale of Modern Faerie Folk; The Elf Folk’s Book of Cookery: Recipes For a Delighted Tongue, a Healthy Body and a Magical Life; Faerie Unfolding: The Cosmic Expression of the Divine Magic; The Elements of Elven Magic: A New View of Calling the Elementals Based Upon the Periodic Table of Elements; The Keys to Elfin Enchantment: Mastery of the Faerie Light Through the Portals of Manifestation; Elf Quotes: A Collection of Over 1000 Ancient Elven Sayings and Wise Elfin Koans by The Silver Elves About Magic and The Elven Way; The United States of Elfin: Imagining a More Elven Style of Government; Elven Geomancy: An Ancient Oracle of the Elfin Peoples for Divination and Spell Casting; Creating Miracles In The Modern World: The Way Of the Elfin Thaumaturge; The Magical Realms of Elfin: Answers to Questions About Being an Elf and Following the Elven Path; Elven Psychology: Understanding the Elfin Psyche and the Evolutionary and Esoteric Purpose of Mental Disorders, The Complete Dictionary Of Arvyndase: The Elven Language of The Silver Elves (with over 30,000 words in our full magical elven language); Sticks and Stones, Feathers, Charms and Bones: An Original Oracle of the Elfin Peoples of the Ancient Future; Elven Hedgewitchery and Found Magic: Using Art-Making for Evoking Elfin Magic and Living the Elven Way; and An Elfin Book of Trees for the Elven Druid: The Ogham of the Elves Using Elvish Wizard Script.
With that said, a couple of caveats. If you like dystopian horror, this is not the book for you. If any type of wish fulfillment sets your teeth on edge, best to stay away. If you are under 18 then you might need to wait a bit(the authors go sexual in the middle).
However, if you want a crazy journey through the possibly real and the maybe unreal then this is the book for you. The characters were interesting and the basic ideas(which I am guessing echo the philosophy of the Silver Elves) are presented very well.
The book is written in the form of a journal written by Vandreyl, the typical lost soul seeker trying to make his way in the world. He finds the Elves of Lyndarys through their newsletters. From there he ends up meeting someone who has been there and awesomeness ensues.
One point that was especially interesting for me is that they have a barely fictionalized account of an event that I have gone to in the past. They represented it fairly well and I look forward to "lending" my copy to the tall blonde fellow.
The updated edition on Amazon is ISBN 1505524539 (ISBN13: 9781505524536). If you are not on the Goodreads page for ISBN 150552439, please search for the new edition in the Search books with that number.
We wrote this novel as a story for modern Otherkin and those who seek to understand the magic of Faerie and the Elven Way.
The Elves of Lyndarys is very much like Carlos Castaneda for Otherkin and faerie folk. Once I started reading, it kept me intrigued enough to read it through the night and I look forward to the Silver Elves' next book.