Inventor, girl genius Tinker lives in a near-future Pittsburgh which now exists mostly in the land of the elves. She runs her salvage business, pays her taxes, and tries to keep the local ambient level of magic down with gadgets of her own design. When a pack of wargs chase an Elven noble into... show more
Inventor, girl genius Tinker lives in a near-future Pittsburgh which now exists mostly in the land of the elves. She runs her salvage business, pays her taxes, and tries to keep the local ambient level of magic down with gadgets of her own design. When a pack of wargs chase an Elven noble into her scrap yard, life as she knows it takes a serious detour. Tinker finds herself taking on the Elven court, the NSA, the Elven Interdimensional Agency, technology smugglers and a college-minded Xenobiologist as she tries to stay focused on what's really important - her first date. Armed with an intelligence the size of a planet, steel-toed boots, and a junkyard dog attitude, Tinker is ready to kick butt to get her first kiss.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: December 1st 2004
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Urban Fantasy
, Paranormal Romance
Series: Elfhome (#1)
This week's favorite is a divine urban fantasy. You don't get more urban that a Pittsburg junk yard and you don't get more fantasy than Elves. The multi cultural mythology combine with grand world making and a compelling love story make this a wonderful book that stays on my keep shelf. ------ ...
Tinker, the main character is ridicuously smart, brave, cool and a little clueless. I enjoyed this read very much despite getting lost a couple of times when the gate/parallel universe info dumps got kind of complex but then the action would sweep me up again and all was forgiven. The H, Wolf, doe...
This is the story of Tinker, an 18 year old girl genius, and her cousin Oilcan. This is also the story of Pittsburgh, the city that was transported to Elfhome 20+ years ago when the hyperphase gate was turning on. Every 30 days, Pittsburgh is transported back to Earth for one day only when the Chine...
Okay publishers - read the book or have the author tell the cover artist what the characters look like. Both Windwolf and Pony have long black hair - not short blonde. And Tinker has short brown hair not long hair that can be put in a braid! The cover is beautiful it's just not accurate. The sto...
Ah...ok, in all honesty, when I started this book, I was soo not in the mood for a fantasy. So I put it aside with all intention of returning to it. And now I have. It's v. entertaining. The romance aspect of it is important, but not the main focus, so the fact that our H did the boneheaded thin...