Blood and Iron
She is known as Seeker. Spellbound by the Faerie Queen, she has abducted human children for her mistress’s pleasure for what seems like an eternity, unable to free herself from servitude and reclaim her own humanity. Seeker’s latest prey is a Merlin. Named after the legendary wizard of Camelot,... show more
She is known as Seeker. Spellbound by the Faerie Queen, she has abducted human children for her mistress’s pleasure for what seems like an eternity, unable to free herself from servitude and reclaim her own humanity. Seeker’s latest prey is a Merlin. Named after the legendary wizard of Camelot, Merlins are not simply those who wield magic––they are magic. Now, with the Prometheus Club’s agents and rivals from Faerie both vying for the favor of this being of limitless magic to tip the balance of power, Seeker must persuade the Merlin to join her cause—or else risk losing something even more precious and more important to her than the fate of humankind.…
Publish date: June 27th 2006
Publisher: Roc Trade
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
Urban Fantasy based in New York. Where Faerie is mad, bad and dangerous to know and there are a lot of people trying to capture and use the Merlin, a human who embodies magic. One of the people chasing him is Seeker, spellbound by the Faerie Queen. It's clever and interesting and I do want to r...
I might go back to this book; I don't know. I reached page 196 and realized I didn't care about any of the characters. I wasn't even curious about them. Bear's idea is good, but it seems, as several other reviews have pointed out, that she is throwing every single myth or legend motif into the mi...
This book sucked me into a dangerous little corner of Bear's mind and left my happily sitting there to experince all the creatures and fables, monsters and beauties, of her imagination. I am ever so glad I picked up this paperback for 50 cents from the library book store.
This was my first book by Elizabeth Bear. It is intended to be the first book in (I quote from Bear's website) "a sprawling same-world fantasy cycle beginning in Summer 2006 with Blood & Iron, followed in 2007 by Whiskey & Water. These books deal with the five-century-old silent war between Faerie a...