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When Julius Caesar crossed to Britannia he won the first battle against the elven host, for good Roman iron negates all spells. But then came sunset...
Now elves rule the whole world and the day is no more than a two hour interval in the endless twilight, with humans reduced to hunted beasts. But this time they have found a new and utterly potent weapon. More
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About Tais Teng

Tais Teng is a pseudonym for a Dutch fantasy and science fiction writer, illustrator and sculptor. His real name is Thijs van Ebbenhorst Tengbergen and he was born in 1952 in The Hague.
Together with Jaap Boekestein he is the originator of Ziltpunk, optimistic climate fiction set in the Netherlands. The E-books Een horizon vol Eilanden and Buitendijks, vier ziltpunkverhalen are part of the series. Free to read is Het Spinkrabbenmeisje en de Dijkenfluisteraar, een ziltpunk reader.

Tais Teng has written more than a hundred and twenty novels for both adults and children. He has won the Paul Harland Prize, the Dutch Hugo, four times. His books have been translated in German, Finnish, French and English. One of his books, The Emerald Boy, has been published in the USA. Spatterlight Press recently published Phaedra: Alastor 824, a sf novel set in the universe of Jack Vance.

His English short story collections Lovecraft, my Love and Embrace the Nght and Other Stories are available at Smashwords.

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Reviews of Palimpsest by Tais Teng

JQDahiya reviewed on Jan. 29, 2019

A new concept in fantasy is rare enough. This well written gem, set in the far future, shows us an elf-human conflict with stubborn heroes and a subtly built up denouement that thrills and horrifies in equal measure.

5 stars means I loved it.
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Adriaan van Garde reviewed on June 3, 2014

Tais Teng is absolutely one of the most original writers in the world. This story is at first glance a tale about the battle between men en elves. But being a Tais Teng story there is more behind it than you might think. Will mankind win? Or are we doomed forever. If you like this story I recommend that you buy "Lovecraft, My Love", the collection that's filled with stories like this one.
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