The Elf and the LARP

Book One

Young Adult - Fantasy - General
382 Pages
Reviewed on 10/24/2021
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Author Biography

Kipjo K. Ewers was born on July 1, 1975. At an early age, he had an active imagination. By the time he started kindergarten, he would make up fictitious stories. One of his favorites was about a character named "Old Man Norris," who hated everyone in the world except for him.
​When he attended Our Lady of Victory Elementary School in Mount Vernon, NY, he continued writing and reading stories to his classmates. His teacher, Mrs. Green, told the children who laughed, that was how some of the great stories they read came about.
​After elementary school, he went on to Salesian High School in New Rochelle, NY, then on to Iona College, also in New Rochelle.
​He would work for several major firms and companies within the New York area, but his passion was to become a journalist and writer. Therefore, it is not surprising he decided to write his first novel.
​Kipjo began creating a new superhuman universe delivering original storylines and taking action-adventure to the next level. With his third novel, he continues to expand the EVO Universe lore.
​Thank you for reading and for your support.

    Book Review

Reviewed by JC Minnaar for Readers' Favorite

The Elf and the LARP by Kipjo K. Ewers is set in the magical Kingdom of Ferrin. Faylinn, a young farm girl, wakes up to an ordinary morning of farm chores and selling produce at the marketplace. On her way home she is saved from a sinister situation by a man clad in a warrior’s armor, Mace Excelsior, who dares to criticize her elf “outfit”. A heated exchange between the two ensues, resulting in them going their separate ways, Faylinn to her home and Mace Excelsior to find a spot with decent cell reception. Mace, however, finds himself in a near-death situation, leaving him with the stark realization that this may no longer be just another LARPing event. Ever wonder what you would do if you suddenly arrived in a magical kingdom? Experience the trials and tribulations first-hand alongside Mace Excelsior and Faylinn Winteren!

Kipjo K. Ewers’s The Elf and the LARP tells a humorous story of an ordinary human transported to an extraordinary world filled with elves, dwarves, dragons, satyresses, and all manner of magical creatures. I couldn’t help but fall in love with the sassy and strong-willed Faylinn with her rich accent, and Mace Excelsior, an American LARPer with his array of pop culture references in a world completely alien to him. The Kingdom of Ferrin is brought to life through vivid characterization and fantastic world-building. A well-paced and wonderful introduction to an elf struggling with her daily life and a LARPer trying to find out why he isn’t in the world he knew only moments ago.