War for the Oaks
“A contemporary fantasy classic.”—Publishers WeeklyGuitarist Eddi McCandry has just dumped her boyfriend and their band when she finds herself running through the Minneapolis night, pursued by a sinister man and a huge, terrifying dog. As she soon discovers, the two creatures are one and the... show more
“A contemporary fantasy classic.”—Publishers WeeklyGuitarist Eddi McCandry has just dumped her boyfriend and their band when she finds herself running through the Minneapolis night, pursued by a sinister man and a huge, terrifying dog. As she soon discovers, the two creatures are one and the same: a phouka, a faerie being who has chosen Eddi to be the mortal pawn in the age-old war between the Seelie and Unseelie Courts. Eddi isn't interested--but she doesn't have a choice. For more than her own survival is at stake. To save the city--and the man--that she loves, Eddi must face off against the Dark Queen of the Unseelie Court in the ultimate duel of music and magic. “Emma Bull is really good.”—Neil Gaiman“One of the most engaging fantasies I’ve read in a long time.”—Minneapolis Star-Tribune“Knifes through the fantasy genre like a sharp blade of wind.”—Charles de Lint
Publish date: November 1st 2004
Publisher: Tor Teen
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Interesting and well written. Seelie fights unseelie with the involvement of some human musicians. The complicated politics make it more interesting than most of this genre.
Another awesome cover. Look at that haircut, man. LOOK AT IT.Didn't hold up that well, I thought. The clothes and music are incredibly 80s, and now the "I'm a normal person recruited into the dark underworld of FAERIE!" is so overdone. I know this was one of the first, kind of ground breaking in tha...
I bought this book back in 2005 at the Mall of America, before I knew how to pack enough reading materials into my bags so I didn’t run out halfway through a road trip. I don’t think I knew what urban fantasy was back then, but I liked the cover and I had enough of my allowance left so hey! Why not,...
I think I'd have enjoyed this book more if I actually liked music.
It was OK, just OK. The narration is somewhat annoying, which makes the characters somewhat annoying, but the action sequences make up for that. I can't fault this book too much, though, since it's the first its kind and therefore, like most pioneering writing pieces, reads more like a lengthy writi...