Synopses & Reviews
It is Henry's third visit to the Faerie Realm, but this time in a rather different guise and to a rather different kind of place. Holly Blue is Queen and Lord Hairstreak appears to be proposing a truce between the Faeries of the Night and the Faeries of the Light. Meanwhile Prince Pyrgus has stumbled across some mysterious crystal flowers with an apparently formidable secret weapon, and there are rumors of a demon invasion led by Beleth, the Prince of Darkness.
Queen Blue, wary of her uncle's uncharacteristic generosity, pays a visit to the Spicemaster's labyrinth in an attempt to divine the possible future of the Realm. She is warned to beware someone close, little realizing just how careful she will need to be and when she is kidnapped by the most unlikely candidate, the Realm rapidly descends into chaos.
In a thrilling adventure Blue, Pyrgus and Henry will find themselves in the midst of a furious battle to protect the future of the Realm and secure the throne for the rightful ruler.
"A combination of magical spells, futuristic advancements, and everyday realism add adventure and excitement to this fantastical story." Children's Literature
"[An] interesting world, and the book's ending, while slightly abrupt and not entirely believable, contains a few surprises and is generally satisfying." VOYA
"The story is riveting, the action is fast, and the characters are convincing." School Library Journal
"Snappy pacing keeps the pages turning in this third installment of the wars between Faeries of the Light, Faeries of the Night and demons from Hael." Kirkus Reviews
Queen Holly Blue is suspicious when Lord Hairstreak, leader of the Faeries of the Night, offers the Faeries of the Light a peace treaty. But while the Faeries are bickering, the Demons of the Faerie Realm are plotting a takeover. They deviously implant Henry Atherton with a controlling device and force him to kidnap Blue, right under the noses of her brother, Pyrgus, and Lord Hairstreak. Grand adventure ensues as Henry and his friends rush to save the Faerie Realm.
This dynamic new novel lives up to its predecessors in every way, filling each page with a fast-paced story that will thrill fans new and old.
About the Author
Herbie Brennan lives and works in County Carlow, Ireland. He is the author of many wonderful books for children and adults including Faerie Wars and The Purple Emperor.