“I think you'd be surprised what we can bear,”
The elves once lived in harmony with the humans, but they are taught that humans wanted to rule the world instead of sharing it with all the intelligent species. Humans made disastrous weapons that they didn't know how to control, and the elves decided it would be best to sever connections with the humans completely. After the elves left, humans started making myths about them. Atlantis, unicorns, and pointy ears all came as the humans eventually started to forget about the elves, but the people who did remember the elves told these stories which became the myths.There is a small Elvin group called the Black Swan. The Black Swan knew that the Elvin way was not working, and implemented change. They created Sophie Foster, a girl of both worlds. She had seen the flaws in the human world, but when she moved to the Lost Cities, she saw the flaws in the elf world, too. As she finds out more about herself and the Black Swan, she and her friends start to see that what they originally had seen as perfect was not perfect at all.
She showed compassion and felt the need to protect her family. This led to the events in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series. The elves live in a non-violent world which has changed ever since the rapid growth of the two rebellious groups called the Black Swan and Neverseen. From Sophie and many other elves' perspective, the Black Swan is good, the Neverseen is evil, and the Council is on a middle ground. When Sophie was twelve years old, she found out she was an elf.
- Councillors may not marry or have a love interest. If they do, they must leave the position of being a Councillor or forget about the connection entirely. Example: Oralie and Kenric.
- Councillors are not allowed to allow other elves into their houses without previous notice. Example: When Fitz and Sophie arrived at Oralie's office to tell her info about recent events.
List of Councillors Known:
Main Human-Elf Differences
Guilt consumes elves so much that their minds may break from it, whereas humans may do horrible things without any guilt at all.
Elves can manifest special talents that make them able to do things humans never could like read minds, control the elements, and turn invisible.
All elves have natural abilities that humans don't, like levitation, regulating their body temperature, and moving things with their minds.
All elves, except Sophie, have blue eyes.
- Life spans
Elves never die of old age, though they can be killed.
Keeper of the Lost Cities: Unknown - Book Eight To be Released: Fall 2019
Keeper of the Lost Cities: Unknown - Book Nine To be Released: Fall 2020
To see the full timeline of the elves, go to the Elvin History page.