“I think you'd be surprised what we can bear,”
The elves once lived in harmony with the humans under the treaty given to all the intelligent species, but they were taught that humans wanted to rule the world instead of sharing it. Humans made disastrous weapons that had the potential to destroy the world, and didn't know how to control them. For the safety of them all, 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, Shangri-la, 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 elven group called the Black Swan. The Black Swan knew that the elven way was not working, and implemented change. They created Sophie Foster, a girl of both worlds, and placed her with the Foster family in San Diego, California. She had seen the flaws in the Forbidden Cities, as the human world was called, but when a mysterious boy named Fitz Vacker brought her to the Lost Cities at 12 years old, she saw the flaws in her new home 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, friends, and even just allies. 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, the Black Swan and another group called the Neverseen. From Sophie and many other elves' perspective, the Black Swan are good, whereas the Neverseen have bad intentions, and the Council on a middle ground.
- Sophie Elizabeth Foster
- Fitzroy Avery Vacker
- Keefe Sencen
- Dexter Alvin Dizznee
- Biana Vacker
- Tam Song
- Linh Song
- Marella Redek
- Wylie Endal
- Mr. Forkle/Magnate Leto Kerlof/Sir Astin
- 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:
Councillor Fallon (formerly) (Ability Unknown)
Main Human-Elf Differences
When they take part in violence or do something particularly cruel, guilt consumes elves so much that their minds may break from it, whereas humans may do horrible things without any guilt at all. This is part of the reason that the Neverseen, who have tortured and hurt and killed throughout every book in the series, are so unstable.
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, except Sophie, have blue eyes.
- Life spans
Elves haven't died of old age, though they can be killed.
Book 8: Legacy To be Released: November 5, 2019
Book 9: Unknown To be Released: Fall 2020
To see the full timeline of the elves, go to the Elvin History page.