I was really disappointed with this book. I'm not a big fan of Thompson and Cook from other books of theirs, but being a fan of DragonLance elves I really wanted to read it. Their writing style has improved since their earlier books I've read. But the story itself didn't really feel like it was about the elves I know and love.
References to the past, while not contradicting, didn't really support what I knew from other books. I'd recently finished The Lioness, a rather good book about Kerianseray. I wasn't an especially huge fan of hers in that book. This book not only ignored some of the things that had been mentioned about her in the previous book, but also ruined what little aspects of her character I liked.
The book also didn't seem to have much of the characteristics of the elves, the Silvanesti particularly, that I liked. Morillon was quite a good example of a Silvanesti, but where were the mention of the various houses? And more importantly, why was there no single member of House Mystic around? They've got lots of weird shit going on, an evil elf mage on the loose, and not one elf in either the army or hanging around Khurinost to help. Elves being some of the most magical creatures in Krynn. I really don't buy it. And if they aren't there for a good reason (they could all be locked up in the Tower), then there should be an explanation for it mentioned at least once.
The book took me a painstakingly long time to read, so I'll be reading other books before returning to it. Hopefully by then my desire to strangle Kerianseray will have subsided a little.