>>88763255>>88763309>book uses preteen's level of understanding nukes
How is there lingering radiation from an annihilation? There'd be a gamma burst and then not much else... even if he split all the atoms in his body (minor nuke then) the result wouldn't have long term radiation.
Unless elves are made up of heavy elements.
I just hate it when authors try to sell their book on having "rich lore" and "worldbuilding" (he effectively tried to put a dictionary for the ancient language together) but then have to rely on a 4th grade understanding of the concepts they introduce.