Elfhome

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#3 in the groundbreaking, award-winning Elfhome series. Pittsburgh, PA has been magically transported to a world of elves and magic in order to stave off a monstrous invasion of Earth. Now Tinker must root out and destroy an evil plot.

Elfhome. A world of powerful magic, beautiful elves, man-eating trees, frost-breathing wargs, and god-like dragons. Pittsburgh. A city that has been stranded deep in virgin elfin forest to stave off an invasion by the merciless oni. Its population of sixty thousand humans and a ...

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Overview

#3 in the groundbreaking, award-winning Elfhome series. Pittsburgh, PA has been magically transported to a world of elves and magic in order to stave off a monstrous invasion of Earth. Now Tinker must root out and destroy an evil plot.

Elfhome. A world of powerful magic, beautiful elves, man-eating trees, frost-breathing wargs, and god-like dragons. Pittsburgh. A city that has been stranded deep in virgin elfin forest to stave off an invasion by the merciless oni. Its population of sixty thousand humans and a handful of elves are pitted in war that will only end in genocide. Winter is coming. Supplies are running low. All political ties are fraying. Hidden somewhere in Pittsburgh's crumbling neighborhoods, a vanguard of oni are growing in number and attacking from the shadows.

Girl genius Tinker was once a human orphan, growing up on the Pittsburgh streets. Now she's an elf princess with all the bells and whistles. She rules over a melting pot of humans, elves, half-oni, and the crow-like tengu. Tinker is determined to make her city a place of freedom. She's going to have to kick butt and take names. Seven elf children are already missing — and the oni eat their prisoners when they outlive their usefulness.

About Wen Spenser:
“Wit and intelligence inform this off-beat, tongue-in-cheek fantasy…. Furious action…good characterization, playful eroticism and well-developed folklore…lift this well above the fantasy average …. Buffy fans should find a lot to like in the book's resourceful heroine.”—Publishers Weekly on series debut Tinker

“Spencer's intertwining of current Earth technology and otherworldly elven magic is quite ingenious.” –Booklist on the Elfhome series

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451637830
  • Publisher: Baen
  • Publication date: 7/3/2012
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 836,539
  • Product dimensions: 6.56 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

John W. Campbell Award Winner Wen Spencer resides in paradise in Hilo, Hawaii with two volcanoes overlooking her home. Spencer says that she often wakes up and exclaims "Oh my god, I live on an island in the middle of the Pacific!" This, says Spencer, is a far cry from her twenty years of living in land-locked Pittsburgh. According to Spencer, she lives with "my Dali Llama-like husband, my autistic teenage son, and two cats (one of which is recovering from mental illness.) All of which makes for very odd home life at times." Spencer's love of Japanese anime and manga flavors her writing. The Elfhome series opener, Tinker, won the 2003 Sapphire Award for Best Science Fiction Romance and was a finalist for the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award for Fantasy Novel. Wolf Who Rules, the sequel to Tinker, was chosen as a Top Pick by Romantic Times and given their top rating of four and a half stars. Other Baen books include space opera thriller Endless Blue and the forthcoming Eight Million Gods.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2012

    Entertaining and a fast read

    This book is part of a series but it can be read as a stand alone There are good references to what came before so you do not feel lost when it comes to the plot. It makes you want to read the rest of the series just because...

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 10, 2012

    While I greatly enjoy the stories that Wen Spencer creates there

    While I greatly enjoy the stories that Wen Spencer creates there needed to be a better editing review of this book. It is full of incredibly distracting grammar errors. Words are missing from sentences in many cases in practically every chapter and flipped around inside a sentence in others. This is extremely distracting and annoying to me as a reader and detracts from the enjoyment of the first read through. Still the plot is enjoyable and if you liked the first two books you'll enjoy this one as well.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 12, 2014

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    Like Katsi97, I, too, found the copy editing of this book to be

    Like Katsi97, I, too, found the copy editing of this book to be truly atrocious, and that is compared to the appalling overall level of copy editing in the sci-fi/fantasy market. I even stated such on Baen's forums. I also objected to the cover art -- the protagonist is 18 years old and wears elegant elfwear, not a 40-something dressed in hookerwear! However, I've read the whole series and it's GREAT! You just have to put up with the many missing 'had's and other annoying stuff. Wen is one of my favorite authors, as her ideas for stories are so original. If you like the Tinker series, try out 'The Enchanted Emporium."

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 28, 2013

    Loved the series!! Reminded me of Ilona Andrews Kate Daniels ser

    Loved the series!! Reminded me of Ilona Andrews Kate Daniels series. Tough female lead! Great writing and story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    Where is the rest of the series?

    I thouroughly enjoyed this book, I had a hard time putting it down. Stayed up too late, and put off other things I should have been doing until I finished. I was a little disapointed to find out it was third in the series, and I couldn't find any link to the first two. Want to find a copy of "Tinker" and read the series from the start. Warning: It is not a childrens book, since it covers adult relationships, death, and torture as the story unfolds.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 4, 2014

    Wen Spencer's Elfhome series is a great read. I just wish she c

    Wen Spencer's Elfhome series is a great read. I just wish she could write more about Tinker and crew faster!

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  • Posted February 16, 2014

    What a great series.  It's a shame that the publishers continue

    What a great series.  It's a shame that the publishers continue to use the cover quote from Publisher's Weekly reference to "Buffy fans", since that made me reluctant to get books by this author, at first. The only point in common with "Buffy" is a female central character.  The imaginative story-line moves right along and is a wonderful combination of science, bioengineering, and other cultures.

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  • Posted July 26, 2012

    I have read 4 books by this author now and have really enjoyed t

    I have read 4 books by this author now and have really enjoyed the characters and the worlds she has created. They have become some of my favorite stories that I have already ready a 2nd and 3rd time and hope for many more new stories from her.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2012

    Wen does it again!

    Wen does it again!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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