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Ironside: A Modern Faery's Tale

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ISBN13: 9780689868207
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In the realm of Faerie, the time has come for Roiben's coronation. Uneasy in the midst of the malevolent Unseelie Court, pixie Kaye is sure of only one thing — her love for Roiben. But when Kaye, drunk on faerie wine, declares herself to Roiben, he sends her on a seemingly impossible quest. Now Kaye can't see or speak to Roiben unless she can find the one thing she knows doesn't exist: a faerie who can tell a lie.

Miserable and convinced she belongs nowhere, Kaye decides to tell her mother the truth — that she is a changeling left in place of the human daughter stolen long ago. Her mother's shock and horror sends Kaye back to the world of Faerie to find her human counterpart and return her to Ironside. But once back in the faerie courts, Kaye finds herself a pawn in the games of Silarial, queen of the Seelie Court. Silarial wants Roiben's throne, and she will use Kaye, and any means necessary, to get it. In this game of wits and weapons, can a pixie outplay a queen?

Holly Black spins a seductive tale at once achingly real and chillingly enchanted, set in a dangerous world where pleasure mingles with pain and nothing is exactly as it appears.

Review:

"Decadent and deadly, the urban fantasy setting is not for the faint of heart; the cruelties of even the so-called good faeries are breathtaking. Fans of faerypunk will eat it up." Kirkus Reviews

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In this compulsively seductive tale as enchanting as it is chilling, a New York Times bestselling author takes readers back to the bewitching world of Faerie in a stunning sequel to her acclaimed first book Tithe.

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A world on the brink of war.

 

All Avaline Hall wants is to enjoy her senior year at Blythewood Academy, the boarding school where shes been trained to defend humankind from forces of dark magic. But when Ava is shown a glimpse into the future in the enchanted Blythe Wood, she discovers that the evil Judicus van Drood is rallying nations into a war that seems destined to destroy both the human and faerie worlds. Only Ava and her allies have a chance at stopping van Drood, but how many must die in the process? And how can Ava and the boy she loves be together when everything around them is falling apart?

About the Author

Holly Black spent her early years in a decaying Victorian mansion where her mother fed her a steady diet of ghost stories and books about faeries. Her first book, Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale, was an ALA Top Ten Book for Teens, received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews, and has been translated into twelve languages. Her second teen novel, Valiant, was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, a Locus Magazine Recommended Read, and a recipient of the Andre Norton Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts. Visit Holly at www.hollyblack.com.

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billay_1993, November 22, 2010 (view all comments by billay_1993)
First, can i have a 20 as a rating?? lol... I love Holly Black's work. She has inspired me to even do my research paper on her. I love her writing and her imagination. If anyone ever plans on reading a new series, let it be Tithe. It is magnificent. It really catches your attention after a couple pages. And also, if you ever want to read other works by her, try some new materials she has done. Everything is great! :D
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Davey929, July 7, 2008 (view all comments by Davey929)
I have read the other books in this series, but this novel surpassed my expectations. I am definitely in favor of reading books in order, but read quickly; this one is the best.
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kisaofthefae, February 4, 2008 (view all comments by kisaofthefae)
I loved Ironside!
I was terribly sad at some parts extremely happy at others and all over giddy with the anticipation of what would happen next! Black is amazing with her attention to detail and the flow of her writing! The connection between Tithe and Ironside is beautiful and poignant!
This book will leave you wanting for more!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780689868207
Author:
Black, Holly
Publisher:
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Author:
Goodman, Carol
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - Other
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Supernatural
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Fairies
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
faeries; fey; changeling; trickster; dark; elfpunk; Modern Faerie Tales; nomad; alcohol; YA; teen classic; fantasy; magic; drugs; wings; Newbery Honor Winner; award winner
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
A Blythewood Novel
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c jkt + spot uv + emboss + metallic st
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 12.705 oz
Age Level:
14-17

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Product details 432 pages Margaret K. McElderry Books - English 9780689868207 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Decadent and deadly, the urban fantasy setting is not for the faint of heart; the cruelties of even the so-called good faeries are breathtaking. Fans of faerypunk will eat it up."
"Synopsis" by , In this compulsively seductive tale as enchanting as it is chilling, a New York Times bestselling author takes readers back to the bewitching world of Faerie in a stunning sequel to her acclaimed first book Tithe.
"Synopsis" by ,
A world on the brink of war.

 

All Avaline Hall wants is to enjoy her senior year at Blythewood Academy, the boarding school where shes been trained to defend humankind from forces of dark magic. But when Ava is shown a glimpse into the future in the enchanted Blythe Wood, she discovers that the evil Judicus van Drood is rallying nations into a war that seems destined to destroy both the human and faerie worlds. Only Ava and her allies have a chance at stopping van Drood, but how many must die in the process? And how can Ava and the boy she loves be together when everything around them is falling apart?

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